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Financial Managers, Branch or Department

Also called: Banking Center Manager (BCM), Branch Manager, Credit Administration Manager, Vice President

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy.

What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of workers in branches, offices, or departments of establishments, such as branch banks, brokerage firms, risk and insurance departments, or credit departments.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with individual or business customers or provide assistance with problems these customers may encounter.
  • Recruit staff members.


  • accounting and economics
  • management
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • law and government


Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Persistence
  • Leadership


You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Oracle Hyperion software
  • SAP Business Objects software
Accounting software
  • Accounts receivable software
  • Intuit QuickBooks
Business intelligence and data analysis software
  • IBM Cognos Impromptu
  • MicroStrategy software


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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