Data Entry Clerk

Data Entry Clerk


Job Description

General Purpose

To enter data from various source documents into the computer system for storage, processing and data management purposes.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

prepare, compile and sort documents for data entry
check source documents for accuracy
verify data and correct data where necessary
obtain further information for incomplete documents
update data and delete unnecessary files
combine and rearrange data from source documents where required
enter data from source documents into prescribed computer database, files and forms
transcribe information into required electronic format
scan documents into document management systems or databases
check completed work for accuracy
store completed documents in designated locations
maintain logbooks or records of activities and tasks
respond to requests for information and access relevant files
print information when required
comply with data integrity and security policies
maintain own office equipment and stationery supplies
Education and Experience

High school diploma
formal computer training an advantage
proficient in relevant computer applications such as MS Office
accurate keyboard skills and proven ability to enter data at the required speed
knowledge of correct spelling, grammar and punctuation
knowledge of clerical and administrative procedures
Key Competencies

information collection and management
planning and organizing
problem solving
attention to detail
decision making skills
communication skills
ability to work under pressure