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Billing/Posting Clerk

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High school (GED) +

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What They Do

Billing and Posting Clerks Career Video

About This Career

Compiles, computes, and records billing, accounting, statistical, and other numerical data for billing purposes. Prepares billing invoices for services rendered or for delivery or shipment of goods.

This career is part of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics cluster Sales and Service pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Verifies accuracy of billing data and revises any errors.
  • Resolves discrepancies in accounting records.
  • Prepares itemized statements, bills, or invoices and records amounts due for items purchased or services rendered.
  • Operates typing, adding, calculating, or billing machines.
  • Posts stop-payment notices to prevent payment of protested checks.
  • Keeps records of invoices and support documents.
  • Verifies signatures and required information on checks.
  • Performs bookkeeping work, including posting data or keeping other records concerning costs of goods or services or the shipment of goods.
  • Contacts customers to obtain or relay account information.
  • Routes statements for mailing or over-the-counter delivery to customers.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Biller
  • Medical Biller
  • Pre-Audit Clerk
  • Billing Coordinator
  • Statement Services Representative (Statement Services Rep)
  • Statement Distribution Clerk
  • Statement Clerk
  • Account Services Representative (Accounts Services Rep)
  • Item Processing Clerk (IP Clerk)


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