Office Job Descriptions

Accountant Job Description

Accountants help make sure people are prepared for tax day, examining over tax forms, determining the amount of taxes owed. Accountants can help find inefficiencies in spending, as well as find places to save costs and improve revenue.

Accounts Payable Specialist Job Description

Accounts payable specialists are a type of accounting clerk who work for companies to make sure bills are paid. They produce records, bookkeeping and financial transactions that will be used by accountants and auditors at tax time.

Adjuster Job Description

Adjusters, also known as claims adjusters, work for insurance companies and examine property damage to determine how much an insurance company should compensate the claimant. The property can be anything from a house to a business or vehicle.

Administrative Assistant Job Description

As a secretary or administrative assistant, you could be working anywhere: corporate settings, government agencies, legal and medical offices, schools, hospitals, you name it.

Agent Job Description

Agent is the broad term used to describe people who work on behalf of a company or individual, or have authority to make decisions for that company or individual.

Application Developer

Application developers work in teams to identify ideas and concepts for the general public, or a specific need brought to them by a customer. They are able to flesh out those ideas and create flow charts so that every part of the concept is thought out and accounted for.

Associate Job Description

Associates are usually members of a team of workers who collaborate to ensure that the clients’ needs are being met.

Assistant Job Description

Even professionals need help sometimes, and that’s where you come in. Assistants in every field work under a professional make sure that he or she can focus on their primary duties.

Auditor Job Description

Let me count the ways. Auditors, also knows as material recording clerks, work with company supply chains to make sure that inventory is on route, on shelves and well-stocked. Auditors are record keepers for materials, report creators and supply trackers.

Bank Teller Job Description

The rustling of money is music to most people's ears, the responsibility of handling it is something else altogether. But if you can deal with the pressure of managing one of the most important assets in our culture, then being a bank teller is a pretty sweet job.

Billing Specialist

It's time to make some bills by writing bills. Billing specialists are administrative workers at banks and financial institutions that develop, write and send out bills to customers.

Bookkeeper Job Description

You know what the numbers mean. If you understand math, have a head for figures, and like to keep track of how everyone spends the company dime, you might be ready for a bookkeeping job.

Business Intelligence Analyst Job Description

Business intelligence analysts use data to figure out market and business trends for companies to increase profits and efficiency. They may work directly for a company or as a consultant.

Call Center Job Description

Call center representatives are the people you speak with when you call your bank, order a new sweater from a catalog or make airline reservations.

Call Center Manager Job Description

Call center managers are in charge of a group of customer service representatives, who work from central call centers, and sometimes over email or live chat. Call center managers make sure that all employees are routinely meeting any goals set by management to resolve a quota of customer issues or answer a number of calls.

Consultant Job Description

Working in a variety of different fields, consultants spend their time learning everything they can about a particular product or service, and work with customers to find out their needs and how the product or service will fit those needs.

Coordinator Job Description

Can you bring it all together? Coordinator is a broad term for a position that focuses on bringing together employees, products, clients and other resources for a company.

Copywriter Job Description

Copywriters create fresh written content for advertising, marketing and descriptive texts. Copywriters can write more creative text, like ad jingles, taglines, and other creative copy, or more research-based copy, like a job description on a website.

Corporate Trainer Job Description

Corporate trainers work in offices to teach skills and knowledge to employees. They might work full time for the company or be hired as from a corporate training company for a short period of time.

Creative Director Job Description

Have a creative vision? Can you lead artists and writers but have a head for business? You might be ready for a creative director job.

Credit Analyst Job Description

Credit analysts work for banks and financial institutions and work with customers to determine their credit history, credit score and decide whether or not and how much credit they are approved for.

Data Analyst Job Description

Data analysts translate numbers into plain English Every business collects data, whether it’s sales figures, market research, logistics, or transportation costs.

Data Architect Job Description

Data architects build build complex computer database systems for companies, either for the general public or for individual companies. They work with a team that looks at the needs of the database, the data that is available, and creates a blueprint for creating, testing and maintaining that database.

Data Coordinator Job Description

Every business collects data, whether it's sales figures, market research, logistics, medical records or transportation costs. A data coordinator's job is to organize that data in a way to help data analysts and companies make better business decisions.

Data Entry Specialist Job Description

Data entry specialists take information from different locations that is written down, such as cancelled checks, bills, reports, or other information, and enter it into an electronic data system for storage and analysis.

Database Administrator Job Description

Database administrators (DBAs) are the gatekeepers of electronic data. They use computers and software to keep data safe, organized and properly stored. Database administrators give access to those who are authorized to see the data, and keep out the baddies.

Debt Collector Job Description

Debt collectors help companies get paid. Their job is to track down people who owe money from overdue bills and negotiate payment.

Director Job Description

If you lead, they'll follow. Director jobs typically lead large groups of employees that work directly under their guidance.

Executive Assistant Job Description

Are you ready to be the boss’ right hand? Executive assistants work with high-level executives at a company to provide top-level assistance.

Escrow Officer Job Description

Escrow officers, also known as loan officers, determine if people and businesses can qualify for a loan. Loan officers work for banks and financial institutions and look over gathered financial documents, to determine how much people and businesses make, how much they owe and credit rating.

File Clerk Job Description

File clerks keep files and documents organized for companies. File clerks work with both paper documents and electronic files, and do routine tasks like data entry, organization, cross-referencing, scanning, copying and retrieval.

Finance Manager

Financial managers look at investment data, prepare financial documents and business reports, make sure all financial transactions are legal, look for investment opportunities and ways to maximize profits, and make financial recommendations to senior managers.

Financial Analyst Job Description

Financial analysts are fortune tellers, if you think about it. Financial analysts guide people and businesses in making investments.

Financial Advisor Job Description

Financial advisors, or personal financial advisors, help people get the most out of their money. They do this by giving advice on how to invest and save their money, as well as help them make smart tax and insurance choices.

General Manager Job Description

General managers are in charge of the operations for a large areas within a company. General managers often oversee local managers and their employees, as well as a local office of employees.

Graphic Designer Job Description

Have a flair for art? Are you handy with a pencil? Stop doodling and start drawing a decent paycheck as a graphic designer

HRIS Analyst Job Description

HRIS analysts are the IT arm of the human resources field. Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) are the databases, software and computer systems that companies use to maintain their human resources: payroll, time off, employee records, benefits, and more.

Human Resources Manager Job Description

Human resource managers are the leaders of a company's human resources team. They coordinate the people who recruit and initially interview new employees.

Insurance Agent

Insurance agents call clients and potential clients to grow their customer base, meet with potential clients to get information about their needs and coverage, match insurance policies to their needs and explain the options to customers.

Insurance Underwriter Job Description

Underwriters receive insurance applications from insurance agents, and then use rigorous tests and software programs to get recommendations on coverage. Depending on the type of insurance, factors can include accident history, health, income, age, etc.

IT Consultant Job Description

An IT consultant typically works for a consulting firm or independently. The consulting firm is hired or contracted by a company to come in and analyze their IT systems and structure.

Lawyer Job Description

Lawyers can specialize in a variety of different areas including bankruptcy, international, environmental or corporate law. In addition to lawyers working in specialized fields, a sizeable number of lawyers work for the government at every level.

Legal Assistant Job Description

Legal assistants are a lawyer’s right hand. They support lawyers at law firms and private practices by creating and maintaining legal files, doing research and writing the first draft of documents.

Legal Secretary Job Description

Legal secretaries work in law offices and perform secretarial tasks that are specific to the law field: writing legal documents, such as summonses, motions, subpoenas, etc.

Loan Processor

Loan processors are the people who interview people looking to get loans. Also known as loan interviewers or loan clerks, loan processors collect and verify an applicant's personal information and financial records for the loan, pull together and prepare loan documents that are passed on at the closing of the loan, and generally keep the records in order for this financial transaction.

Mailroom Clerk Job Description

Mailroom clerks work in companies to distribute mail that comes in and out. They may sort mail by hand, or use a variety of mail sorting machines, depending on the volume and type of mail they have to deal with.

Marketing Specialist Job Description

Marketing specialists, also known as market research analysts, help companies figure out what sells. They analyze market data on a local, regional or national level, and determine what people are buying, what gaps are in the market, what type of people buy what products, and what people are willing to spend on those products.

Network Engineer Job Description

Also known as computer network architects, network engineers work with a company's computer network, using information technology to make network systems for all employees to use

Office Clerk Job Description

Office clerks do a little bit of everything around the office. Depending on the job, office clerks might answer phones, filing, data processing, faxing, envelope stuffing and mailing, message delivery, running errands, sorting incoming mail and much more.

Office Manager Job Description

Office managers, also known as administrative service managers or the business office manager, are responsible for making sure that a company’s support staff is running smoothly.

Paralegal Job Description

Paralegals are responsible for assisting lawyers and legal teams for hearings, trials and other meetings by doing research, preparing arguments and gathering the appropriate documentation.

Payroll Manager Job Description

Payroll managers are in charge of paying employees, make sure that all checks and accounts are processed correctly, keep records and produce data for the accounting department, and make sure all procedures are accurate.

Payroll Specialist Job Description

Payroll specialists collect the time data and payroll information for companies. Payroll specialists work in offices and and fill out spreadsheets and use other administrative software to make sure employees are paid for the hours that they work.

Project Manager Job Description

Project managers are the people in charge of a specific project or projects within a company. As the project manager, your job is to plan, budget, oversee and document all aspects of the specific project you are working on.

Procurement Manager Job Description

Procurement managers, also known as purchasing managers, work for large companies and are in charge of managing and coordinating procurement agents, buyers or purchasing agents, as well as working on the most complex purchases for the company.

Proofreader Job Description

Proofreaders read copy and transcripts and check to make sure there are no spelling, grammatical or typographical errors. They work for publishers, newspapers and other places that rely on perfect grammar in printing.

Proposal Writer Job Description

There are many different types of proposal writers, such as grant proposal writers who write requests for monetary grants in the nonprofit, arts or scientific field, financial proposal writers who create plans for clients of certain financial services.

QA Analyst Job Description

QA analysts look at products, systems and materials to make sure there are no defects, and make sure that it is made to company standards. QA analysts work in many different fields, from the food industry to transportation, ensuring quality products leave the manufacturer on the way to consumers

Receptionist Job Description

In addition to being a greeter, receptionists also may answer phones, accept the mail and courier deliveries, help determine who gets access to the building or office, schedule meetings travel arrangements, do paperwork and perform administrative tasks.

Recruiter Job Description

Are you a good judge of character? You may have what it takes to be a recruiter.

Sales Representative Job Description

Sales representatives sell retail products, goods and services to customers. Sales representatives work with customers to find what they want, create solutions and ensure a smooth sales process.

Scheduler Job Description

Are you always on time? Do you think you can keep a whole company running that way? Schedulers, sometimes known as logisticians, have their eye on the clock always.

Social Media Manager

Social media managers are the voice of companies on social and digital media sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Four Square, Instagram, etc. Ever liked a company on Facebook? That account is managed by a social media manager.

Tax Preparer Job Description

Every person with a job has to pay taxes, and every person who pays taxes dreads doing the paperwork. Enter the tax preparer.

Telemarketer Job Description

Telemarketers contact people to solicit sales by reading scripts and describing products.