Depending on the company and field, associate account managers complete several different functions. Their chief - and most common - function is to act as a liaison between a company’s departments and a "communication hub" or between the company and its clients or vendors. These professionals may handle sales and financial functions such as resolving account discrepancies, placing orders, reviewing monthly revenue, and verifying billing charges. They also handle questions, concerns, and complaints from clients and/or vendors, escalating issues to a supervisor as necessary. Associate account managers may generate reports for management, making suggestions to managers on potential improvements. These associate managers typically work full time in an office setting, although occasional travel may be required for meetings.