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Office Manager

 

Overview

Office managers within the agricultural industry typically handle administrative and customer service duties within an office setting.

 

 

What responsibilities will I have?

  • Process business activities through computers
  • Generate and review customer checks and buyer invoices
  • Prepare bookkeeping packets and provide accounting reports as needed by management
  • Manage data entry and inventory
  • Manage accounts receivables and setup new buyers
  • Process general administrative expenses
  • Process timesheets for hourly workers and assist in collecting new hire paperwork
  • Support corporate office accounting departments
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Provide support to the facility manager and regional office manager
  • Recruit and hire seasonal labor
  • Manage technology needs like software updates, virus protection, etc.
  • Maintain office organization and purchase supplies

 

What education and training is required?

A high school diploma is required, but an associate’s degree in business administration, accounting or a related field would be preferred.

 

To pursue a career as an Office Manager:

The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, business and computer courses, personal finance, and mathematics.

 

Where can I work?

Office managers work for small to large-scale agricultural companies, farms, government agencies, cooperatives, mills, and universities.

 

Future Job Market / Outlook

The future outlook for an office manager will be great over the next five years.

 

Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations

  • National Association of Professional Receptionists
  • The American Society of Administrative Professionals
  • Local Chamber of Commerce