Short Description

Direct and coordinate financial activities of workers in a branch, office, or department of an establishment, such as branch bank, brokerage firm, risk and insurance department, or credit department.

 

Relations

Branch Manager, Banking Center Manager (BCM), Service Center Manager, Collections Vice President, Consumer Lending Vice President, Consumer Loan Manager, Electronic Services Vice President, Lending Manager, Loan Servicing Vice President, Loan Systems Director.

 

Wages & Employment Trends

  1. Median wages (2006) $43.74 hourly, $90,970 annual
  2. Employment (2006) 506,000 employees
  3. Projected growth (2006-2016) Average (7% to 13%)
  4. Projected need (2006-2016) 138,000 additional employees

 

Tasks

  1. Establish and maintain relationships with individual and business customers, and provide assistance with problems these customers may encounter.
  2. Examine, evaluate, and process loan applications.
  3. Plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of workers in branches, offices, or departments of such establishments as branch banks, brokerage firms, risk and insurance departments, or credit departments.
  4. Oversee the flow of cash and financial instruments.
  5. Recruit staff members, and oversee training programs.
  6. Network within communities to find and attract new business.
  7. Approve or reject, or coordinate the approval and rejection of, lines of credit and commercial, real estate, and personal loans.
  8. Prepare financial and regulatory reports required by laws, regulations, and boards of directors.
  9. Establish procedures for custody and control of assets, records, loan collateral, and securities, in order to ensure safekeeping.
  10. Review collection reports to determine the status of collections and the amounts of outstanding balances.

 

Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  1. Desktop computers
  2. Notebook computers
  3. Personal computers
  4. Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers — Personal digital assistants PDA
  5. Tablet computers

 

Technology used in this occupation:

  1. Accounting software — Accounts receivable software; Trust accounting software
  2. Data base user interface and query software — Microsoft Access; Oracle software
  3. Enterprise resource planning ERP software — Enterprise resource planning ERP credit management software; Oracle PeopleSoft
  4. Financial analysis software — ARES Corporation PRISM Project Estimator; Credit management software
  5. Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel; Moody’s KMV FAMAS

 

Knowledge

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  4. Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  5. Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  6. Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  7. Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  8. Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  9. Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  10. Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

 

Skills

  1. Time Management — Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
  2. Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
  3. Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  4. Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  5. 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.
  6. Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  7. Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
  8. Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
  9. Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  10. Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

 

Abilities

  1. Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  2. Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  3. Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  4. Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  5. Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  6. Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  7. Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  8. Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  9. 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 there is a problem.
  10. Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

 

Work Activities

  1. Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  2. Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
  3. Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  4. Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  5. Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
  6. Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  7. Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
  8. Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  9. Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  10. Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

 

Work Context

  1. Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?
  2. Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?
  3. Contact With Others — How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?
  4. Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?
  5. Frequency of Decision Making — How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?
  6. Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
  7. Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?
  8. Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?
  9. Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?
  10. Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — How do the decisions an employee makes impact the results of co-workers, clients or the company?

 

Job Zone

Considerable Preparation Needed

  1. Overall Experience A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
  2. Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
  3. Job Zone Examples Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, human resource managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, and police detectives.
  4. SVP Range (7.0 to < 8.0)

 

Education

Most of these occupations require a four – year bachelor’s degree, but some do not.

 

Interests

  1. Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  2. Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
  3. Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

 

Work Styles

  1. Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
  2. Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  3. Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  4. Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  5. Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  6. Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  7. Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  8. Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
  9. Independence — Job requires developing one’s own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
  10. Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

 

Work Values

  1. Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
  2. Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

 

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  16. Administrative Officer
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