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Business Analyst

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Bank / Financial Manager

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Education
Most of these occupations require qualifications at NFQ Levels 7 or 8 (Ordinary / Honours Degrees) but some do not.

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Corporate Finance/Banking Director
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€50 - 160 
Related Information:
Corporate Finance Director: 80 - 160
Corporate Finance Executive: 50 - 150
Corporate Banking Relationship Director: 80 - 120
Corporate Banking Relationship Manager: 50 - 100
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Last Updated: April, 2013

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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At a Glance... header image

Plans, directs and co-ordinate activities of workers in bank/financial setting. Establish and maintain relationships with clients, oversees the flow of cash and financial instruments.


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1Total Records: 3

Anne Nutley
Contact Centre Agent  

Anne Nutley is a Contact Centre Agent  with the Customer Service Desk in Bank of Ireland 365. The team Anne is part of takes calls for the Great Britain branches, handling all types of branch account queries for both Business and Personal customers. While it is a demanding and challenging role, Anne finds it extremely rewarding being in a position to assist people with their banking queries.

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Stephen Stapleton
Business Advisor  

Stephen works as a Business Advisor in one of Bank of Ireland's South Dublin branches.  

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Linda Byrnes
Pensions Administrator  
Linda is a Senior Pension Administrator in New Ireland Assurance, which is part of the Bank of Ireland Group. Linda is responsible for the administration of a portfolio of Defined Contribution Group Pension Schemes and providing top class customer service to our customers. She is also responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with our corporate customers and sales channels.
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The Work header image

Bank managers work in either branch and retail management, or in some form of specialist banking service providing support to branches.  
 
Managers working in branch banking must run the bank profitably and within targets set by head office. They try to find out the banking needs of personal and business customers and promote the wide range of services the bank offers. This may include, for example, providing an automatic payroll service for an employer, or giving advice on pension funds, investments, insurance and tax to individual customers.  
 
Managers look at customers' requests for loans and overdrafts and decide on the conditions to attach to any loan facilities. Branch managers are also responsible for the day-to-day running of the branch, including personnel matters, training and monitoring work practices.  
 
Managers working in specialist banking services work in a number of different areas. These include:  
- Commercial and corporate banking  
- Information technology  
- Providing financial services.  
 
Other managers may be based at regional or head offices dealing with trusts and investments, marketing, training or human resource management. At senior level, specialist managers assist in the formulation of policy and undertake economic research work. 


Tasks & Activitiesheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Establish and maintain relationships with individual or business customers or provide assistance with problems these customers may encounter.

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Examine, evaluate, or process loan applications.

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Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of workers in branches, offices, or departments of establishments, such as branch banks, brokerage firms, risk and insurance departments, or credit departments.

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Oversee the flow of cash or financial instruments.

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Recruit staff members and oversee training programs.

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Network within communities to find and attract new business.

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Approve, reject, or coordinate the approval or rejection of lines of credit or commercial, real estate, or personal loans.

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Prepare financial or regulatory reports required by laws, regulations, or boards of directors.

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Establish procedures for custody or control of assets, records, loan collateral, or securities to ensure safekeeping.

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Review collection reports to determine the status of collections and the amounts of outstanding balances.

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Reading Comprehension:   Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Monitoring:   Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Active Listening:   Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Writing:   Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Management of Personnel Resources:   Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

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Persuasion:   Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

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Judgment and Decision Making:   Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Critical Thinking:   Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Speaking:   Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Time Management:   Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported Work Activities in this occupation.

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Selling or Influencing Others:  Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.

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Processing Information:  Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.

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Making Decisions and Solving Problems:  Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

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Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:  Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

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Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:  Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

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Performing for or Working Directly with the Public:  Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.

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Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates:  Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:  Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:  Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Provide Consultation and Advice to Others:  Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.


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As a bank manager you'll need good communication and business skills and a methodical approach to problem solving. The ability to use and understand computers is important. You are likely to be given responsibility early on in your career.


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Go..   Bank Manager - from:  N.C.S. [UK]
Go..   Banker, investment, corporate finance - from:  GradIreland
Go..   Finance Manager - from:  icould [UK] Video

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Organisation: Irish Banking Federation
  Address: Nassau House, Nassau St. Dublin 2
  Tel: (01) 671 5311
  Email: info@ibf.ie
  Url www.ibf.ie
   

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Organisation: Institute of Bankers in Ireland
  Address: 1 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1.
  Tel: (01) 611 6500
  Email: info@bankers.ie
  Url www.bankers.ie
   


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Banking, Insurance & Financial Services
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