Billing, Cost and Rate Clerk  What They Do

Just the Facts

Compiles data, computes fees and charges, and prepares invoices for billing purposes. May involve the use of a computer or typewriter, calculator, or adding machine.

This career is part of the Business, Management and Administration cluster Administrative and Information Support pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Verifies accuracy of billing data and revises any errors.
  • Prepares itemized statements, bills, or invoices and records amounts due for items purchased or services rendered.
  • Performs bookkeeping work, including posting data or keeping other records concerning costs of goods or services or the shipment of goods.
  • Operates typing, adding, calculating, or billing machines.
  • Answers mail or telephone inquiries regarding rates, routing, or procedures.
  • Resolves discrepancies in accounting records.
  • Types billing documents, shipping labels, credit memorandums, or credit forms, using typewriters or computers.
  • Contacts customers to obtain or relay account information.
  • Reviews documents such as purchase orders, sales tickets, charge slips, or hospital records to compute fees or charges due.
  • Keeps records of invoices and support documents.


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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:

  • Accounting Clerk -- Reviews and maintains accounting records by entering balances and calculating interest on loans, bank accounts and credit accounts, reviewing invoices and bills and reconciling account statements.
  • Accounts Payable Clerk -- Reconciles and pays all approved expenditures for a company, and ensures all expenses are paid in a timely fashion.
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk -- Keeps track of invoices, purchases and money transactions within a company.
  • Insurance Clerk -- Compiles, processes and maintains insurance information.
  • Medical Insurance Clerk -- Maintains files and records related to medical insurance.
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