Details for New Accounts Clerks
Interview persons desiring to open bank accounts. Explain banking services available to prospective customers and assist them in preparing application form.
- 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.
- Refer customers to appropriate bank personnel to meet their financial needs.
- Interview customers to obtain information needed for opening accounts or renting safe-deposit boxes.
- Inform customers of procedures for applying for services, such as ATM cards, direct deposit of checks, and certificates of deposit.
- Obtain credit records from reporting agencies.
- Collect and record customer deposits and fees and issue receipts, using computers.
- Investigate and correct errors upon customers' request, according to customer and bank records.
- Perform teller duties as required.
- Execute wire transfers of funds.
- Duplicate records for distribution to branch offices.
- Issue initial and replacement safe-deposit keys to customers, and admit customers to vaults.
- Perform foreign currency transactions and sell traveler's checks.
- Schedule repairs for locks on safe-deposit boxes.
- Process loan applications.
- Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
- Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
- Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Education, training, experience
- Education - Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
- Training - Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
- Experience - Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
- Economics and Accounting -Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
- Sales and Marketing -Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
- Computers and Electronics -Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.