Mathematics: Math Function Required By Job

4 Analytical, Accounting, Auditing Use of Math: math for operational use: recording work done; analyzing operational numbers for various management or administrative reasons (such profit/loss statements or budgets); using math for making business forecasts, bids or strategy

Analytical, accounting, auditing use of numbers requiring the use of numerical information for planning, budgeting, auditing, estimates, bidding, etc. Data-based management information systems and systems engineering fall within this domain; It is strategic and operational use of numbers instead of theoretical, computational or clerical mathematics.

Accounting control of numbers is management math because it is used by management for tracking, analyzing, and verifying business activities and performance. A high motivation indicates that this person has a management math orientation because it includes a specialized talent for managing with math—i.e., making management decisions with knowledge gained from this level of mathematical activity. This includes budgets, operationally-based forecasts, competitive risk analysis, etc. Chief Financial Officers, Comptrollers, bank officers, and auditors rate high for this trait.
Moderate motivation indicates that this person is motivated and equipped to work with, use and apply math at management levels for tracking, analyzing and proving business activities and performance. This is a part of a management generalist orientation.
Low motivation indicates that management responsibility based on mathematical calculations and decisions is not a desirable activity for this person.