IQ Academy can provide you with the tools required to start a successful debtors clerk career. Our Bookkeeping Course explains all the necessary basic bookkeeping concepts, as well as teaches you to manage debtors and creditors. To qualify for the course, you need to be 16 or older and have completed grade 9 at the least. The debtors clerk plays a vital role in an organisation as they are responsible for keeping track of customer accounts and recovering debt. The debtors clerk will monitor which accounts have been paid and are up to date, as well as which clients have overdue accounts which need to be paid. If payments are not met, they will be responsible for determining which steps to take. In cases of non-payment, even after follow up calls, the debtors clerk will need to decide when to hand the matter over to lawyers for collection. Duties in this position include recovering monies overdue to prevent bad debt, calling clients to manage accounts, keeping books organised and ensure that recorded details are accurate. Due to the nature of the position, it requires a person who is patient and persistent, while communication skills are essential to ensure that situations are dealt with calmly and professionally. If you are keen on starting a debtors clerk career, contact a consultant at IQ Academy today and they will provide more information on the Bookkeeping Course.