Financial clerks are employed by several different types of organizations to provide clerical and administrative support in financial settings. Their exact job description depends on the type and size of the organization they are working with. In general, financial clerks are responsible for maintaining and updating financial records, carrying out financial transactions, computing bills, and charges and providing customer service and assistance.
A high school degree or equivalent is enough to get hired by most small to mid-sized organizations. Larger organizations that handle larger transactions may prefer to hire someone who has a 2 or 4-year college degree or at least completed some college courses in economics or business. On the job training is provided by most employers so that newly hired financial clerks can become familiar with the operations of their company. Strong math and organizational skills are essential attributes for financial clerks.
Prospective employers will want to know more about your experience. The best way to get some experience in this field is by doing an internship. Be prepared to answer questions about your suitability to this role, why you choose to become a financial clerk and your career goals. Where do you see yourself five or ten years from now is one of the more commonly asked questions when interviewing for financial clerk positions. You can find more at mock interview questions.