Job description Collector near Toronto (ON)

Find out what work is like for a collector in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Collectors (NOC 1435).

Collectors

Description

Collectors collect payments on overdue accounts and bad cheques and locate debtors to make collection arrangements. They are employed by collection agencies, utility companies, department stores, loan companies, banks and credit unions, and by financial and licensing departments within governments.

Job duties

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Notify debtors of overdue payments and accounts by telephone, mail, and registered mail, and continue the notification process if reply is not received
  • Resolve collection issues by making payment arrangements by telephone or visit to debtor
  • Recommend further action or discontinuation of service in cases where payment is not forthcoming
  • Trace and locate debtors, and may contact debtors' friends, neighbours, relatives and employers to obtain information
  • Answer correspondence, prepare reports and maintain records and files related to collection work
  • May work with on-line accounts and systems.

Job titles

  • collection officer (except taxation)
  • locator - collection
  • skip tracer - collection
  • collector
  • bill collector
  • collection clerk
  • collections investigation officer
  • credit and collection clerk

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