Hoff is a university lecturer at the Department of Finance at BI Business School. From 1989 to 2020, he was employed at DNB, first as an equity analyst covering the banking and insurance industries, then as an adviser to group management on framework conditions and structural issues. Since 1999, Hoff had leadership responsibility within DNB's risk management area, where in recent years he was responsible for the group's capital and risk assessment process (ICAAP) and DNB's recovery plan. Hoff chaired the Expert Committee Solidity in Finance Norway from 2001 to 2020.
Hoff is a civil economist with a higher division exam from NHH and an authorized financial analyst.