Primarily an Estate Manager is paralleled to the expectations and capabilities of a House Manager, yet focuses upon the Estate and property, rather than the house of residence. An Estate Manager is often required to manage many properties acquired by the employer, ensuring all estates are well organised and impeccably maintained. An Estate Manager should control and promote the collective operations of all gardening, maintenance and other ground staff. Furthermore they should develop and sustain financial budgets and accounting requirements for the estate. This role is directly reportable to the employer, and is accountable for all other ground staff. Accommodation in the form of a self-contained cottage is most commonly provided on the property. Large estate or farming management is beneficial for successful placements combined with excellent references and previous experience.