How to Hire an Account Clerk

Does your growing business need an Account Clerk? Account Clerks can help your finance department with day to day accounting and financial processes, freeing up managers and executives to handle more complicated, bigger-picture planning.

Here are a few tips on how to make sure you find suitable Account Clerk candidates and how to make sure you find the right one for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $16.14 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$33.25 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an account clerk?

Having qualified Account Clerks on hand can affect your bottom line and the financial team which already supports your business. However, a great Account Clerk can help your business by:

Contributions of a great account clerk:

• Creating, updating, and maintaining accounting records within your business.
• Compiling financial data for review by managers and executives across the company.
• Reviewing all accounting information for any errant charges, reversals, or withdrawals from company funds.

Skills to look for in a great account clerk

A great Account Clerk candidate will have the following skills and attributes, including work experience which reflects:

Account Clerk qualifications:

• Familiarity with software to facilitate accounting (Quickbooks) and client management (Salesforce)
• A mastery of spreadsheet software and relevant equations.
• On track to become CPA certified
• Team-driven and able to jump in on any accounting-related project
• High attention to detail
• Problem-solving

Writing an account clerk job description

A thoughtful description is important to find a qualified Account Clerk candidates. An account clerk description includes a compelling summary of the role as well as a detailed list of duties, responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Keywords to include in your account clerk job description:

• Accounting Technician
• Entry Level Finance
• Accounts payable

Interviewing account clerk candidates

Make the right account clerk hiring decision by thoroughly vetting candidates and asking targeted interview questions that will reveal their knowledge, skills, and important personality traits.

Strong candidates for Account Clerk positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Reconciling company expense reports
• Collecting and organizing documents needed for tax filings

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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