An administrative officer holds a high-ranking position that includes managing the administrative functions of the business. In many cases, the administrative officer's role is defined by four primary responsibilities: communication, coordination, completing daily administrative tasks, and conducting long-term planning. Many large companies seek an administrative officer to oversee internal operations, as they want to be certain everything is conducted in accordance with company standards; these large companies often have an entire section devoted to administrative tasks, and the officer will normally be the leader of this division. However, these professionals are of importance in smaller companies as well.
Being an administrative officer includes leadership and communication skills, as well as the ability to manage personnel. The ability to multitask also is required. Previous experience in management, as well as relevant education, typically are necessary.
Administrative Officer Tasks
- Coordinate the activities of different departments to keep the organization running smoothly.
- Manage organization's budget and finances, overseeing billing, accounts, and preparing financial statements.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of policies governing personnel and procedures.
- Facilitate and improve communication methods within the organization.