ICB Office Administration

business managementOffice administrators keep the wheels of an office turning. By learning about all the elements that contribute to a smooth-running office, you’ll be able to help out in just about any department. Skills Academy offers the following accredited ICB office administration courses:

However, there is more to office administration than that. Here we will examine what this career entails and how you can get started.


What is meant by office administration?

Office administrators are responsible for administrative and organisational tasks, and they make sure that employees remain focused on assigned tasks. They prepare meetings, organise office procedures, deal with orders and invoices, compile factual and numerical data, check cash flow and maintain accounts.They are also responsible for coordinating office activities and operations to secure efficiency and compliance to company policies, supervising administrative staff and dividing responsibilities to ensure performance and managing agendas for upper management


ICB office administration


What are the duties of an office administrator?

Office administrators can be found working in different types of business and government offices, they coordinate administrative support activities and ensure that every task is performed efficiently, some of the duties of an office administrator are, but not limited to:

  • Coordinate office activities and operations to secure efficiency and compliance to company policies
  • Supervise administrative staff and divide responsibilities to ensure performance
  • Manage agendas/travel arrangements/appointments etc. for the upper management
  • Manage phone calls and correspondence (e-mail, letters, packages etc.)
  • Support budgeting and bookkeeping procedures
  • Create and update records and databases with staff, financial and other data
  • Track stocks of office supplies and place orders when necessary
  • Submit timely reports and prepare presentations/proposals as assigned
  • Assist colleagues whenever necessary

Interested in starting a career in office administration?

If you think that you are ready for the challenges of being an office administrator then look at these fantastic, accredited ICB courses offered by Skills Academy.


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Last Updated: 15 June 2017

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