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Working As A Securities Clerk

  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $32,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Securities Clerk Do

Financial clerks do administrative work for many types of organizations. They keep records, help customers, and carry out financial transactions.

Duties

Financial clerks typically do the following:

  • Keep and update financial records
  • Compute bills and charges
  • Offer customer assistance
  • Carry out financial transactions

Financial clerks give administrative and clerical support in financial settings. Their specific job duties vary by specialty and by setting.

Billing and posting clerks calculate charges, develop bills, and prepare them to be mailed to customers. They review documents such as purchase orders, sales tickets, charge slips, and hospital records to compute fees or charges due. They also contact customers to get or give account information.

Gaming cage workers work in casinos and other gaming establishments. The “cage” in which they work is the central depository for money and gaming chips. Gaming cage workers sell gambling chips, tokens, or tickets to patrons. They count funds and reconcile daily summaries of transactions in order to balance books.

Payroll and timekeeping clerks compile and post employee time and payroll data. They verify and record attendance, hours worked, and pay adjustments. They ensure that employees are paid on time and that their paychecks are accurate.

Procurement clerks compile requests for materials, prepare purchase orders, keep track of purchases and supplies, and handle questions about orders. They respond to questions from customers and suppliers about the status of orders. They handle requests to change or cancel orders. They make sure that purchases arrive on schedule and that the items meet the purchaser’s specifications.

Brokerage clerks help with tasks associated with securities such as stocks, bonds, commodities, and other kinds of investments. Their duties include writing orders for stock purchases and sales, computing transfer taxes, verifying stock transactions, accepting and delivering securities, distributing dividends, and keeping records of daily transactions and holdings.

Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks review the credit history, and get the information needed to determine the creditworthiness, of individuals or businesses applying for credit. Credit authorizers evaluate customers’ computerized credit records and payment histories to decide, based on predetermined standards, whether to approve new credit. Credit checkers call or write credit departments of business and service establishments to get information about applicants’ credit standing.

Loan interviewers, also called loan processors or loan clerks, interview applicants and others to get and verify personal and financial information needed to complete loan applications. They also prepare the documents that go to the appraiser and are issued at the closing of a loan.

New accounts clerks interview people who want to open accounts in financial institutions. They explain the account services available to prospective customers and help them fill out applications. They also investigate and correct errors in accounts.

Insurance claims and policy processing clerks process applications for insurance policies. They also handle customers’ requests to change or cancel their existing policies. Their duties include interviewing clients and reviewing insurance applications to ensure that all questions have been answered. They also notify insurance agents and accounting departments of policy cancellations or changes.

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How To Become A Securities Clerk

A high school diploma or equivalent is typically required for most financial clerk jobs. These workers usually learn their duties through on-the-job training.

Education

Financial clerks typically need a high school diploma or equivalent to enter the occupation. Employers of brokerage clerks may prefer candidates who have taken some college courses in business or economics and, in some cases, require a 2- or 4-year college degree.

Training

Most financial clerks learn how to do their job duties through on-the-job training. Some formal technical training also may be necessary; for example, gaming cage workers may need training in specific gaming regulations and procedures.

Advancement

Financial clerks can advance to related occupations in finance. For example, a loan interviewer or clerk can become a loan officer, and a brokerage clerk can become a securities, commodities, or financial services sales agent, after obtaining the required education and license.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Financial clerks should have good communication skills so that they can explain policies and procedures to colleagues and customers.

Math skills. The job duties of financial clerks, including calculating charges and checking credit scores, require basic math skills.

Organizational skills. Strong organizational skills are important for financial clerks because they must be able to find files quickly and efficiently.

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Securities Clerk Career Paths

Securities Clerk
Service Representative Account Executive Sales Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Specialist Driver Operation Supervisor
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Police Officer Instructor Chairperson
Board Member
5 Yearsyrs
Security Specialist Security Supervisor Operations Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Specialist Accountant Controller
Chief Finance Officer
13 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Property Manager
Communications Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Facility Security Officer Project Manager Director
Executive Director
10 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Police Officer Driver Operation Supervisor
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Administrative Support Assistant Administrative Support Human Resources Coordinator
Office Manager Of Human Resources
6 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Service Technician Service Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Assistant Administrative Specialist Non-Commissioned Officer
Operations Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Service Representative Account Manager
Project Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Administrative Support Assistant Case Manager Account Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Maintenance Technician Field Service Technician
Service Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Security Specialist Security Manager Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Assistant Human Resources Assistant Support Specialist
Support Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Facility Security Officer Security Manager Project Manager
Vice President
6 Yearsyrs
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Securities Clerk Demographics

Gender

Female

67.9%

Male

30.8%

Unknown

1.4%
Ethnicity

White

59.3%

Hispanic or Latino

16.9%

Black or African American

13.3%

Asian

7.0%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

52.6%

Cantonese

10.5%

Mandarin

10.5%

Portuguese

5.3%

Chinese

5.3%

Malay

5.3%

French

5.3%

Japanese

5.3%
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Securities Clerk Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

20.7%

University of Maryland - University College

5.7%

Community College of the Air Force

5.7%

Troy University

5.7%

Auburn University-Montgomery

5.7%

Hudson Valley Community College

5.7%

Faulkner University

4.6%

American InterContinental University

4.6%

Syracuse University

3.4%

University of Alabama

3.4%

State University of New York Albany

3.4%

Mesa Community College - Boswell

3.4%

Bryant and Stratton College

3.4%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

3.4%

Prince George's Community College

3.4%

Capella University

3.4%

Alabama State University

3.4%

Northern Virginia Community College

3.4%

Ashford University

3.4%

Colorado Technical University-Online

3.4%
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Majors

Business

28.2%

Criminal Justice

17.0%

Accounting

7.6%

Psychology

5.4%

Nursing

3.6%

Finance

3.2%

Human Resources Management

3.2%

Computer Information Systems

3.2%

English

2.9%

Communication

2.9%

Political Science

2.9%

Medical Assisting Services

2.9%

Information Technology

2.9%

Legal Support Services

2.5%

Health Care Administration

2.5%

General Studies

2.2%

Education

2.2%

Computer Science

1.8%

Liberal Arts

1.4%

Management

1.4%
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Degrees

Other

31.7%

Bachelors

30.7%

Associate

16.1%

Masters

11.0%

Certificate

8.0%

Diploma

1.7%

License

0.5%

Doctorate

0.2%
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Top Skills for A Securities Clerk

  1. Security Procedures
  2. Joint Personnel
  3. Clearance
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Implemented security procedures using the National Criminal Investigation Check System.
  • Obtained a Secret Clearance required to handle personally identifiable information on a daily basis.
  • Provided customer service by processing requests for the issuance of decals, temporary passes, contractor/vendor passes, and visitor passes.
  • Conducted extensive security assessments of federal facility vulnerabilities.
  • Represent and liaison with the HISD Police Department in providing a safe environment.

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