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.