Day in the life of an Office Manager in Cork | Pitman IE

A day in the life of an Office Manager in Cork


Office managers are a critical part of organisations because they are responsible for the smooth running of all activities within the firm. Thus, the duties of office managers range from administrative activities to finance-related activities. Office managers also carry out HR duties.

Due to the peculiarity of their role, office managers usually undergo management training that prepares them for these duties. As expected, a typical day of an office manager is filled with a lot of activities.

Office Manager Duties

Typical duties of an office manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning and effecting workflows and work processes
  • Interviewing and training new staff, in conjunction with the human resources department
  • Creating budgets and managing the finances of the office
  • Overseeing the maintenance of office equipment as well as ensuring that office equipment works properly
  • Ensuring availability and proper Management of office utilities and supplies
  • Documenting office activities
  • Keeping track of the performance of administrative and other categories of staff

Simply put, the job of an office manager is all-encompassing, and that is why they need the right training and skill to ensure better project management and team development.

Office Manager Skills

To succeed as an office manager, some of the skills you will need include:

  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Planning
  • Leadership
  • Microsoft Office Skills

Of course, these skills can be acquired through training dedicated to the role of an Office Manager.

Office Manager Training

Pitman Training Cork offer management courses specially designed for people who want to upskill for office manager careers. All courses are available as flexible training tailored to meet your needs. Some of the management courses available for office managers at Pitman Training Cork include:

Management Diploma: The Management Diploma is one of a range of diplomas developed for the sole purpose of equipping newly appointed managers and team leaders with the essential skills they’ll need to manage a team.

Office Manager Diploma: This diploma is designed to teach you the fundamental skills you will need to turn you into a highly valued and well-paid office manager who can confidently juggle different tasks.

For more information on our business and management courses or to find out more about the wide range of courses offered, contact one of our friendly tutors on 021 484 9989, SMS/WhatsApp 086 739 9557 or email [email protected]

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