On the Job
Brokerage Clerks perform clerical duties that are related to the buying and selling of stocks and other financial commodities. They may write orders for stock purchases or sales, compute taxes, or check on transactions.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.
- Answer telephones to direct calls or provide information.
- Confer with coworkers to coordinate work activities.
- Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
- Prepare research or technical reports.
- File documents or records.
- Monitor financial information.
- Calculate financial data.
- Schedule operational activities.
- Respond to customer problems or complaints.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Using e-mail.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Frequent decision-making.
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