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Clerk Job Description Sample Template


This free Clerk job description sample template can help you attract an innovative and experienced Clerk to your company. We make the hiring process one step easier by giving you a template to simply post to our site. Make sure to add requirements, benefits, and perks specific to the role and your company.

Clerk Job Summary

We are currently seeking a highly skilled Clerk to perform a variety of accounting, bookkeeping, and financial tasks. Responsibilities include keeping financial records up to date, preparing reports, processing debits and credits, and reconciling bank statements. Our ideal candidate will also be familiar with running accounting software programs (e.g. SAP) to process business transactions.

Clerk Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to provide accounting and clerical support to the accounting department.
  • Accuracy in typing and ability to prepare and maintain accounting documents and records.
  • Accurate preparation of bank deposits, general ledger postings, and statements.
  • Reconciling of accounts in a timely manner.
  • Commitment to daily tasks such as entering key data for financial transactions into database accurately.
  • Cooperative demeanor and willingness to provide assistance and support to company personnel.
  • Ability to research, track, and reconcile accounting and documentation issues and discrepancies.
  • Excellent communication skills required to report to management and compile reports/summaries on assigned activity areas.
  • Commitment to compliance with established standards, procedures, and applicable laws.
  • Passion for continued learning and updating job knowledge.

Clerk Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school degree.
  • Associate's degree or relevant certification is a plus.
  • Proven, successful work experience in the accounting field, preferably as an accounts receivable clerk or accounts payable clerk.
  • Solid working knowledge of bookkeeping and basic accounting procedures.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, as well as relevant database and accounting software.
  • Significant, hands-on experience with spreadsheets and financial reports.
  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Aptitude for numbers.
  • Ability to perform all filing and record keeping duties.
  • Solid data entry and word processing skills.
  • Excellent organization skills.

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