Careers In Administration
Administration is the management of the affairs of an organization such as a business. Some of the careers in this area are employee-relations specialist, accounting and finance specialist, data processor, public relations agent, and tax specialists.
Duties: These individuals perform a variety of duties that are designed to promote the welfare of the employee. They resolve human relations problems and promote employee health and well-being.
Qualifications: Strong interpersonal skills are required. Strong verbal and written communication skills are also required, due to the need to often make presentations to others.
Education: The typical entry path is a bachelor’s degree, such as an undergraduate degree in human resources. Graduate degrees may be offered in personnel administration, or industrial or labor relations, human resources management, training and development, organizational development, and compensation and benefits, depending upon the area of specialization. Accounting And Finance Specialist:
Duties: The accounting specialist has the responsibility for payables and receivables including general ledger coding, inputting invoices to a payable system, writing checks and posting them to customer accounts. Other duties may include applying checks to customer accounts, processing refunds, handing returned and bad checks.
Qualifications: These individuals must have proficiency in processing invoices, making posts to vendor accounts, and processing cleared checks. They must also be able to perform journal entries and be able to handle end of the month accounts payable and accounts receivables. They must also have PC skills and proficiency in spreadsheet program usage, such as Lotus or Excel.
Education: Must have a high school diploma, with additional training in accounting, with a concentration in accounts payables and accounts receivables. May require an associate’s degree in accounting or business.
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