Business managers typically handle the day-to-day duties of running an office and overseeing its finances. An assistant business manager works alongside the business manager as a subordinate, executing the various office details delegated to them. The business manager typically utilizes the assistant business manager to execute written and email correspondence. The assistant business manager also follows up on the implementation of purchasing and leasing negotiations. The assistant may also need to network with field employees and accounts departments to help provide the business manager with an accurate picture of cash flow within the organization.
The assistant business manager may assist with issues affecting accounts payable and receivable, helping resolve purchasing and supplies issues, as well as assisting the business manager in assessing accounting-related issues and bookkeeping. Assistant business managers typically work during regular business hours in an office environment.
Assistant business manager positions generally require at least a high school diploma or equivalent, and some larger companies prefer individuals who have completed at least an associate's degree in a business or management discipline as well. For this junior management position, related experience is helpful, but not always necessary; for some companies looking to hire individuals with university degrees, this is sometimes an entry-level position. Because of the variety of responsibilities required in this position, assistant business managers must be efficient, organized, and good time managers. They should be proficient with basic computer software and have excellent communication skills.