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Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks - 43-4041.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Authorize credit charges against customers' accounts. Investigate history and credit standing of individuals or business establishments applying for credit. May interview applicants to obtain personal and financial data, determine credit worthiness, process applications, and notify customers of acceptance or rejection of credit.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

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SOC Occupation Groups

43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations
43-4000 Information and Record Clerks
43-4040 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks
43-4041.00 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks

Related Occupations


  • Call customers to collect payment on delinquent accounts.
  • Compile and analyze credit information gathered by investigation.
  • Consult with customers to resolve complaints or verify financial or credit transactions.
  • Contact former employers and other acquaintances to verify applicants' references, employment, health history, or social behavior.
  • Evaluate customers' computerized credit records and payment histories to decide whether to approve new credit, based on predetermined standards.
  • Examine city directories and public records to verify residence property ownership, bankruptcies, liens, arrest record, or unpaid taxes of applicants.
  • File sales slips in customers' ledgers for billing purposes.
  • Interview credit applicants by telephone or in person to obtain personal and financial data needed to complete credit report.
  • Keep records of customers' charges and payments.
  • Mail charge statements to customers.
  • Obtain information about potential creditors from banks, credit bureaus, and other credit services, and provide reciprocal information if requested.
  • Prepare credit cards or charge account plates.
  • Prepare reports of findings and recommendations.
  • Receive charge slips or credit applications by mail, or receive information from salespeople or merchants by telephone.
  • Relay credit report information to subscribers by mail or by telephone.
  • Review individual or commercial customer files to identify and select delinquent accounts for collection.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze financial information.
  • Collect deposits, payments or fees.
  • Compile data or documentation.
  • Correspond with customers to answer questions or resolve complaints.
  • Discuss account status or activity with customers or patrons.
  • Examine financial records.
  • Execute sales or other financial transactions.
  • File documents or records.
  • Interview employees, customers, or others to collect information.
  • Maintain financial or account records.
  • Obtain personal or financial information about customers or applicants.
  • Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
  • Search files, databases or reference materials to obtain needed information.
  • Send information, materials or documentation.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Accounting Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Call-Out Operator
  • Credit Authorizer
  • Credit Reference Clerk
  • Investigator