Business office managers perform a wide array of duties, with their responsibilities often varying based on the size of their company. Regardless of size, these managers' primary responsibility is ensuring the business runs smoothly and that employees have needed supplies such as pens, paper, and toner. They make sure all equipment is working and, if not, arrange for repairs. Bookkeeping duties are sometimes required as well.
Business office managers may have to have direct contact with vendors on pricing, delivery dates, and terms of sale. They also may have some managerial responsibilities, supervising other employees' performance.
Business office managers work almost entirely indoors in an office environment. Work hours tend to be the company's regular business hours. A business office manager typically must have completed high school. Advanced courses in office management, business, and accounting are desirable. At least one year of bookkeeping experiencing is preferred, as is prior experience in office management and in a supervisory role.
Business Office Manager Tasks
- Supervise front desk reception, providing help with reception when necessary.
- Oversee billing, and accounts, ensuring accuracy and that company procedures are followed.
- Coordinate office activities and support services, keeping the office running efficiently.
- Manage company payroll, time sheets, and employee time off.