New Accounts Clerks
Also called: Member Service Representative, New Accounts Representative, Personal Banker
In the Army: Unit Supply Specialist
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At banks, doctors’ offices, and government agencies, financial clerks ensure that financial transactions are on track and on time. They help customers, generate bills, and keep financial records up to date. Financial clerks also provide general clerical support in financial settings. There are several types of financial clerks: Billing and posting clerks calculate charges and prepare bills to be mailed out to customers. They review purchase orders, sales tickets, charge slips, and hospital records to determine the charges due. They also contact customers to discuss account information. Procurement clerks process requests within many types of organizations for material or supply orders. They monitor purchases, make sure they arrive on schedule and meet the needs of the purchaser, and handle questions and changes in orders. New accounts clerks work for banks and investment firms, interviewing people who want to open new accounts. They go over available services with prospective customers, and help them fill out applications. They also investigate and correct errors in accounts. In general, financial clerks work full time in an office setting. A high school diploma or equivalent is required for most positions, with on-the-job training provided to learn specific duties.
What they do:Interview persons desiring to open accounts in financial institutions. Explain account services available to prospective customers and assist them in preparing applications.
On the job, you would:
- Answer customers' questions and explain available services, such as deposit accounts, bonds, and securities.
- Compile information about new accounts, enter account information into computers, and file related forms or other documents.
- Inform customers of procedures for applying for services, such as ATM cards, direct deposit of checks, and certificates of deposit.
- customer service
- administrative services
Arts and Humanities
- English language
Math and Science
- arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Engineering and Technology
- computers and electronics
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- talking to others
- looking for ways to help people
- understanding people's reactions
- listen and understand what people say
- communicate by speaking
- choose the right type of math to solve a problem
- add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Ideas and Logic
- notice when problems happen
- use rules to solve problems
People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Self Control
- Concern for Others
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
Electronic mail software
- Email software
- IBM Lotus Notes