Finance staff (cultural heritage)

 21 February 2011

Finance staff provide administrative support to organisations in the cultural heritage sector. In a large organisation finance staff are often placed in a specific section. They may also work as part of a central administration or finance team. In a smaller organisation, they may be the only person working in the accounts department.

Accounts clerks frequently specialise in one area. They could work in:

  • Cashing up and banking
  • Credit control
  • Sales or purchase ledger
  • Payroll.

A finance officer's level of responsibility depends upon the individual organisation. Most organisations use computerised systems with a variety of software packages, including databases. A finance officer has to inspect documents, checking accuracy and monitoring financial processes. 

Finance staff are responsible for ensuring that there are systems to capture finance information and to analyse this. They make, receive and keep records about payments. Through this they produce accounts and financial reports.

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