Direct or coordinate an organization's financial or budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, or increase efficiency. Confer with board members, organization officials, or staff members to discuss issues, coordinate activities, or resolve problems. Analyze operations to evaluate performance of a company or its staff in meeting objectives or to determine areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement, or policy change. Direct, plan, or implement policies, objectives, or activities of organizations or businesses to ensure continuing operations, to maximize returns on investments, or to increase productivity. Prepare budgets for approval, including those for funding or implementation of programs. Direct or coordinate activities of businesses or departments concerned with production, pricing, sales, or distribution of products. Negotiate or approve contracts or agreements with suppliers, distributors, federal or state agencies, or other organizational entities. Review reports submitted by staff members to recommend approval or to suggest changes. Appoint department heads or managers and assign or delegate responsibilities to them. Direct human resources activities, including the approval of human resource plans or activities, the selection of directors or other high-level staff, or establishment or organization of major departments. Preside over or serve on boards of directors, management committees, or other governing boards. Prepare or present reports concerning activities, expenses, budgets, government statutes or rulings, or other items affecting businesses or program services. Establish departmental responsibilities and coordinate functions among departments and sites. Implement corrective action plans to solve organizational or departmental problems. Implement corrective action plans to solve organizational or departmental problems. Coordinate the development or implementation of budgetary control systems, recordkeeping systems, or other administrative control processes. Direct non-merchandising departments, such as advertising, purchasing, credit, or accounting. Deliver speeches, write articles, or present information at meetings or conventions to promote services, exchange ideas, or accomplish objectives.