Working in Customs as a Customs Entry Clerk is a very important job and tends to fall under the broader job description of data entry. As an Entry Clerk you will be required to verify the accuracy of data and prepare information for printing and storage. You may be involved with data entry via a keyboard or photo composing perforator.
This position offers the perfect entry level for anyone wanting to gain access to Customs and can lead to other jobs within the industry. To be a successful Customs Entry Clerk, you will need to be someone who has attention to detail and can spot errors.
What does a Customs Entry Clerk job description include?
- As a Customs Entry Clerk you will be required to compare data with source documents, check for accuracy and re-enter data in verification format to detect errors.
- You will be expected to be able to sort and verify the accuracy of data before it is entered as well as locate and correct data entry errors and so a keen eye for picking up errors or potential errors is important.
- Data Entry jobs always suit someone who is very organised as a key part of this job is the maintenance of logs and completed work.
- The Customs Entry Clerk needs to be able to read source documents such as sales report, bills etc and be able to transfer data into specific data fields or onto tapes.
- Although you may be part of a team, you may also have to work unsupervised and so it is important that you are capable of self management and be able to select materials needed to complete work assignments without the assistance of other people.
Key skills and qualifications of a Customs Entry Clerk:
- You will need to be educated to a high standard and hold a recognised higher education qualification.
- It is important that Customs Entry Clerks have good reading and comprehension skills. You must have excellent writing skills and be able to prepare clear and concise communications for team members to act upon.
- You must also be a good listener, be able to receive and decipher instructions and be able to ask relevant questions.
- Being a good communicator is also essential as the job of a Customs Entry Clerk means you will be expected to work with other team members and share tasks.
- The ability to use logic and reasoning to identify problems or to devise solutions to problems is required.
- As a team member, it is important that you are able to work as part of the team and to be sensitive to others’ reactions so as to avoid conflicting situations.
- You must be familiar with Microsoft Office programs and you may also be required to be able to operate other equipment dependent upon the employer which will be specified in the position being advertised.
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