Control of expenses

Description

Monitoring and maintaining effective cost controls, in regards to efficiencies, waste, overtime and staffing. Assessing excesses and strives for efficiency and productivity.

Alternative labels

administer expenses
oversee expenses
expenses controls
supervise expenses
control expenses
controlling expenses

Skill type

skill/competence

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with skills

Optional skill

Control of expenses is optional for these skills, according to the role’s responsibility.to master the following skills:

Keep track of expenses

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Control of expenses is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Head chef: Head chefs manage the kitchen to oversee the preparation, cooking and service of food.
Quantity surveyor: Quantity surveyors have under their helm complete management of the cost involved in building and construction projects from the inception of the project until the delivery. They strive for an efficient use of the resources whilst keeping an eye on quality, quality standards, and client’s requirements.
Chef: Chefs are culinary professionals with a flair for creativity and innovation to provide a unique gastronomic experience.
Customer service representative: Customer service representatives handle complaints and are responsible for maintaining overall goodwill between an organisation and its customers. They manage data regarding customer satisfaction and report it.
Head waiter/head waitress: Head waiters/waitresses manage the food and beverage service in a hospitality outlet or unit. They are responsible for the customer’s experience. Head waiters/waitresses coordinate all actions involving customers such as welcoming guests, ordering, delivering the food & beverages and supervise financial transactions.
Food production planner: Food production planners prepare production plans, evaluate all the variables in the process and strive to ensure that production objectives be achieved.
Domestic housekeeper: Domestic housekeepers are responsible for all the household activities in a private house. They oversee and execute duties according to the needs of the employer such as cooking, cleaning and washing activities, taking care of children and gardening. They order supplies and are in charge of expenditures allocated. Domestic housekeepers may supervise and instruct household staff in large households.
Leather raw materials purchasing manager: Leather raw materials purchasing managers plan and purchase supplies of hides, skins, wet-blue or crust in coordination with the production requirements. They negotiate processes and forecast the levels of demand for products to meet business needs and keep constant check on stock levels and quality to maximise business efficiency. They identify potential suppliers, visit existing suppliers, and develop business relationships with them.
Cost analyst: Cost analysts prepare regular costs, budgeting analyses and reports in order to contribute to the overall cost planning and forecasting activities of a business. They review and reconcile key balance sheets and identify new opportunities to save costs.
Cook: cooks are culinary operatives who are able to prepare and present food, normally in domestic and institutional environments.
Retail department manager: Retail department managers are responsible for activities and staff in a section in a store.
Food production manager: Food production managers oversee and monitor production and have overall responsibility for staffing and related issues. Hence, they have a detailed knowledge of the manufacturing products and their production processes. On the one hand, they control process parameters and their influence on the product and on the other hand, they ensure that staffing and recruitment levels are adequate.
Supermarket manager: Supermarket managers are responsible for activities and staff in a supermarket.
Shop supervisor: Shop supervisors are responsible for the smooth operation of stores according to regulations and company policy. They oversee business activities such budgets, inventory and customer service. Shop supervisors also monitor employees’ performance and ensure that goals are being met.
Venue director: Venue directors plan and manage conference, banqueting and venue operations in a hospitality establishment to reflect clients’ needs. They are responsible for promotional events, conferences, seminars, exhibitions, business events, social events and venues.
Warehouse worker: Warehouse workers execute the accurate handling, packing and storage of materials in a warehouse. They receive goods, label them, check quality, store the goods and document any damage. Warehouse workers also monitor stock levels of items, keep inventory and ship goods.
Retail entrepreneur: Retail entrepreneurs organise business processes and concepts in his/her personally owned business.
Checkout supervisor: Checkout supervisors oversee cashiers in department stores and other big stores.
Restaurant manager: Restaurant managers are in charge of managing food and beverage operations in the kitchen and other food and beverage outlets or units in a hospitality establishment.
Rental manager: Rental managers supervise the activities of a rental office or station and its staff.

Optional skill

Control of expenses is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Land-based machinery technician: Land-based machinery technicians maintain, overhaul and repair agricultural equipment and machinery.
Civil engineering technician: Civil engineering technicians help design and execute construction plans and take on organisational tasks, for example in the planning and monitoring, and in bidding and invoicing of construction work. They also calculate material requirements, and help with the purchasing and organising, and ensure the quality of the construction materials. Civil engineering technicians may perform technical tasks in civil engineering and develop and advise on policy implementing strategies for road works, traffic lights, sewerage and water management systems.
Baker: Bakers make a wide range of breads, pastries, and other baked goods. They follow all the processes from receipt and storage of raw materials, preparation of raw materials for bread-making, measurement and mixing of ingredients into dough and proof. They tend ovens to bake products to an adequate temperature and time.

Manufacturing cost estimator: Manufacturing cost estimators collect and analyse data to evaluate the money, materials, labour and time required for manufacturing processes. They conduct analyses to identify (alternative) cost effective technical designs and production processes. They develop and use methods and tools for cost planning, controlling and analysis. They also perform quantitative and qualitative risk analyses and report on the development of costs.
Chocolatier: Chocolatiers make confectionery products with chocolate. They perform activities such as examination, feeling, and tasting of ground chocolate paste. Such analysis leads them to ascertain if colour, texture, and taste of the chocolate paste meets specifications.

Butcher: Butchers order, inspect and buy meat to prepare it and sell it as consumable meat products. They perform activities such as cutting, trimming, boning, tying, and grinding beef, pork, and poultry meat. They prepare those mentioned sorts of meat for consumption.

Production supervisor: Production supervisors coordinate, plan and direct manufacturing and production processes. They are responsible for reviewing production schedules or orders as well as dealing with staff in these production areas.
Oenologist: Oenologists track the wine manufacturing process in its entirety and supervise the workers in wineries. They supervise and coordinate production to ensure the quality of the wine and also give advice by determining the value and classification of wines being produced.
Industrial engineer: Industrial engineers design a vast array of production systems aiming to present efficient and effective solutions. They integrate a varied number of variables such as workers, technology, ergonomics, production flows, and product specifications for the design and implementation of production systems. They can specify and design for microsystems as well.
Distillery supervisor: Distillery supervisors coordinate the production processes comprised in the production of spirits and manage the workers engaged in the process. They verify distilled liquors being produced at specified amounts and proofs.

Brewmaster: Brewmasters ensure brewing quality of current products and create mixtures for the development of new products. For current products, they oversee the whole brewing process following one of many brewing processes. For new products, they develop new brewing formulas and processing techniques or modify existing ones as to come up with potential new products.
Data centre operator: Data centre operators maintain computer operations within the data centre. They manage daily activities within the centre to solve problems, maintain the system availability, and evaluate the system’s performance.
Diet cook: Diet cooks prepare and present meals according to special dietary or nutrition needs.
Master coffee roaster: Master coffee roasters design new coffee styles and ensure the quality of blends and recipes pragmatically. They write blending formulas to guide workers who prepare coffee blends for commercial purposes.
Fish cook: Fish cooks are responsible for preparing and presenting fish dishes using a variety of techniques. They may also prepare the accompanying sauces and purchase fresh fish for these dishes.
Grill cook: Grill cooks prepare and present meat, vegetables and fish using grill equipment such as grills and rotisseries.
Project manager: Project managers ensure that a project is completed on time, within budget, and that its objectives are met. They oversee the project, manage the team, ensure the most efficient resources are used and ensure that all parties involved are satisfied.
Yeast distiller: Yeast distillers extract alcohol from yeast to use it in the manufacture of distilled liquors. They weigh yeast quantities and gauge temperature to determine adequate conditions for distillation.

Operations manager: Operations managers plan, oversee and coordinate the daily operations of production of goods and provision of services. They also formulate and implement company policies and plan the use of human resources and materials.
Animal feed supervisor: Animal feed supervisors supervise the manufacturing process of animal feeds. They control quality, take samples for labs, follow up on lab results and take measures according to the results.
Vermouth manufacturer: Vermouth manufacturers perform all the production processes required to produce vermouth. They mix ingredients and botanicals with wine and other spirits. They perform maceration, mixing and filtering of beverages together with the botanicals. Moreover, they manage the maturation of the beverages and forecast when the vermouth is ready for bottling.
Cider master: Cider masters envision the manufacturing process of cider. They ensure brewing quality and follow one of several brewing processes. They modify existing brewing formulas and processing techniques in order to develop new cider products and cider-based beverages.
Personal stylist: Personal stylists assist their clients in making fashion choices. They advise on the latest fashion trends in clothing, jewellery and accessories and help their clients choose the right outfit, depending on the type of social event, their tastes and body types. Personal stylists teach their clients how to make decisions regarding their overall appearance and image.
Production engineer: Production engineers review and evaluate production performance, perform data analysis and identify under-performing production systems. They search for long or short term solutions, plan production enhancements and process optimizations.
Miller: Millers tend mills to grind cereal crops to obtain flour. They regulate the flow of materials that go into mills and adjust the grind to a specified fineness. They ensure basic maintenance and cleaning of equipments. They evaluate sample of product to verify fineness of grind.

Malt master: Malt masters evaluate and grade different malts on a sensory basis for brewing purposes. They assess the look, the smell, and the taste of raw materials and unfinished products in order to maintain the consistency of products. They use their knowledge to prepare mixtures as part of product development.
Confectioner: Confectioners make a varied range of cakes, candies and other confectionery items for industrial purposes or for direct selling.
Personal shopper: Personal shoppers assist their individual clients in selecting and buying clothing items and other goods such as gifts, according to their personal tastes, desires and style.

 


 

References

  1. Control of expenses – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 21, 2022

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