An account representative is a sales person who has a level of responsibility to consummate arrangements with a customer.
They are responsible for understanding each customer's needs, proposing a course of action to meet those needs, and negotiating terms and contracts.
They will follow up with customers to help them complete transactions and may be responsible for managing their accounts.
Account representatives can be employed in a wide variety of settings, including companies, banks, brokerage firms, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
The essential elements of this position require considerable stamina, mental agility, and the ability to handle stressful situations.