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Financial Managers, Branch or Department

Also called: Branch Manager, Banking Center Manager (BCM), Service Center Manager, Collections Vice President

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Coast Guard 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:
  • Establish and maintain relationships with individual or business customers or provide assistance with problems these customers may encounter.
  • Examine, evaluate, or process loan applications.
  • 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.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Moody's KMV FAMAS
Accounting software
  • Accounts receivable software
  • Trust accounting software
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$109,740
per year, on average
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