Credit Clerk

Bedford, Pennsylvania
Accounting & Auditing
Job Type
US$ 10.50 per hour
Ref. Number
Jean Brugh, Spherion
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Job Description

1. Processing of credit information from customers reviews pertinent information regarding customer credit history and filling processed credit applications and related information.
2. Records daily payments of aged accounts, maintains record of contacts with open customer accounts and negotiates service charges when questioned. Handles disputed balances individually.
3. Communicates effectively with the sales department, releases confirmed orders for shipment and facilitates resolution of customer disputes.
4. Maintains a good working relationship with various governmental agencies and other agencies related to the collection process.
5. Assists in mailing monthly past due customer statements and notices to customers informing them that they are delinquent in their payments. Notifies customer with non-sufficient funds of possible legal action.
6. Refers delinquent accounts to department supervisor for appropriate action.
7. Distributes aged accounts receivable and credit risk lists to the appropriate departments.
8. Reviews subcontractors and trade accounts coordinating payments with the contract and blacktop divisions. Also notifies prime contractors of delinquent sub-contractors through certified mail.
9. Reviews new customer lists to confirm formal credit approval  was obtained. Maintains record of those who are not approved and reports this to credit manager.
10. Monitors customer billing reports for that customer who is violating credit limits or have other credit related problems. Reports this to the credit manager.
11. Attend work on time as scheduled.
12. Performs assigned work in accordance with applicable safety standards.


Problem  solving.
Verbal communication.
Written communication
Organization skills


High school graduate or GED required
3 years experience in a credit dept.
Previous work experience in a construction company is preferred.
Use of standard office equipment, fax, copier, shredder, printer, etc.
Knowledge of current credit,  collection, bankruptcy laws and various collection methods.
Experience with accounting functions.
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance.

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