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Oswego Career Ladders - Finance and Accounting - Credit and Collections

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Finance and Accounting - Credit and Collections

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Administration and Support

Credit and Collections Clerk Collect and check information of credit applicants by telephone or from form letters. Compile information into reports used by superior in evaluating potential risks involved in extending credit. Maintain records on continuing credit standing of current customers. Compute credit limits of current and prospective customers following specific instructions. Perform some preliminary collection work on overdue accounts.

Work Settings

Office setting. The average workweek is 40 hours. While many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day, this position usually works during first shift.


Associate's degree or 1-2 years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook ( for latest information


Average weekly earnings in CNY in 2005 were $633.76.

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