Role: Administrator

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Play a pivotal role in the smooth running of an organisation

What is an administrator?

Administrators play an extensive range of support roles across an organisation, which means your job could be extremely varied. And with opportunities across all sectors and industries, this is an excellent starting point for your career.

As an administrator, you will be involved in the co-ordination and implementation of office procedures, overseeing specific projects and tasks, and possibly even co-ordinating the work of junior staff.

The position varies greatly depending on the sector, size of employer and level of responsibility. You could be in charge of office procedures, petty cash and invoicing. You could also find yourself communicating important information to clients, and being in charge of critical areas such as health and safety.

Overall, administrator is a fascinating role because most aspects of an organisation will find their way onto your desk at some point.

How do I achieve it?

The initial knowledge and skills required for this career are available through our Foundations level qualifications. Those interested in more senior positions will also benefit from progressing to the Applied Skills exams of the ACCA Qualification.

As you progress in the position, your expertise in crucial aspects such as working to deadlines and communicating clearly will greatly increase.

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