What does a Financial Clerk do?
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A financial clerk works for many organizations doing administrative duties such as helping customers, keeping records, and carry out financial transactions. These duties may vary by setting and speciality. They work in a variety of office settings including medical offices, banks, government agencies, or insurance companies. Usually they work on a full-time basis.
How to Become a Financial Clerk
A financial clerk typically needs a high school diploma or the equivalent as most positions have on-the-job training. There are some specialty clerks though that require additional training. For example, a brokerage clerk would have taken college courses in economics or business (or have a 2-4 year college degree). Gaming workers may need specific training in gaming procedures and regulations. One can even advance in this career.
Job Description of Financial Clerk
The duties of a financial clerk include updating and keeping financial records. They also calculate charges, bill customers, offer customer assistance, and carry out financial transactions. The duties of a financial clerk vary depending on their specialty and setting. Speciality clerks include billing and posting clerks, payroll and timekeeping clerks, procurement clerks, and brokerage clerks. Each of these clerks may have additional tasks to perform.