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A banking officer oversees many aspects of a retail banking environment. General duties include monitoring the operations for correct accounting procedures, approving loan packages, and developing relationships with banking customers.
You will be expected to learn, understand, interpret, and implement all of the essential policies of the bank. This is important when it comes to servicing each customer in the appropriate manner.
You will also be expected to participate in approving and denying loan requests. You will need to be a solution provider for customers by helping them to find the correct banking product for their particular need.
Management of Operations
A bank officer is also responsible for managing the overall operations of the bank. Polished management skills are considered a must. You must remain professional at all times and help to bring problems to a resolution. Strong understanding of the bank's goals and objectives is key. You will be expected to communicate this vision to the staff on a regular basis.
You will operate in many different roles throughout the day so solid communication skills are required. During a typical day of work you may move from closing a customer on a banking product to developing marketing ideas with current staff.
Education and Training
An associate degree in accounting or finance is a minimum requirement in most cases. Some banks require a bachelor's degree in management, finance, accounting or business to obtain a bank officer position.