Financial Managers


Also called : Banking Center Manager (BCM), Branch Manager, Credit Administration Manager, Financial Center Manager, Regional Manager, Service Center Manager

What they do


Plan, direct, or coordinate accounting, investing, banking, insurance, securities, and other financial activities of a branch, office, or department of an establishment.

On the job, one would


    KNOWLEDGE


    • Economics and Accounting
      Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

    • Administration and Management
      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    • Mathematics
      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Customer and Personal Service
      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    SKILLS


    • Active Listening
      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Critical Thinking
      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

    • Monitoring
      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    • Reading Comprehension
      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    • Speaking
      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    ABILITIES


    • Oral Expression
      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Deductive Reasoning
      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Oral Comprehension
      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Problem Sensitivity
      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.

    • Speech Clarity
      The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

    PERSONALITY

    People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

    • Dependability
      Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

    • Integrity
      Job requires being honest and ethical.

    • Attention to Detail
      Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

    • Achievement/Effort
      Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

    • Persistence
      Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

    • Leadership
      Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

    • Adaptability/Flexibility
      Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

    • Initiative
      Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

    • Stress Tolerance
      Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.

    • Cooperation
      Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Enterprise system management software

    • Financial analysis software

    • Human resources software

    • Information retrieval or search software

    • Internet browser software

    • Medical software

    • Object or component oriented development software

    • Office suite software

    • Operating system software

    • Presentation software

    • Process mapping and design software

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    • Preparation

      Considerable Preparation Needed

    • Education

      Four-year bachelor degree

    • Experience

      A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupation

    • Jobtraining

      Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

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