Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks:

Compile data, compute fees and charges, and prepare invoices for billing purposes. Duties include computing costs and calculating rates for goods, services, and shipment of goods; posting data; and keeping other relevant records. May involve use of computer or typewriter, calculator, and adding and bookkeeping machines.

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $35,460.00
Average Time to Fill 34 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 3,759
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 15.24 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Resource Allocation
Attention to Detail
Written Communication
Following Directions
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Customer Service
Work Ethic
Technology and Tool Usage
Conflict Management
Time Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing Administrative Activities

Perform administrative or clerical duties such as typing, accepting orders, or sorting mail
Organize individual, group, or organizational account invoices
Prepare bank deposits
Process account invoices
File documents, records, or related materials
Execute sales or other financial transactions
Process individual, group, or organizational invoices
Prepare correspondence relating to financial discrepancies
Process payroll documents, records, or checks
Process proof of deliveries for vendors, carriers, and brokers
Take messages, notes, shorthand, and dictation
Complete purchase requisitions
Answer questions from customers or the public
Transcribe spoken or written information
Process checks for dissemination
Process credit transaction
Distribute informational bulletins
Retrieve files or charts
Process orders for merchandise, supplies, or services
Process customer transactions
Prepare business correspondence
Collate printed materials
Process returned merchandise
Send information, materials or documentation
Route mail to correct destinations
Index information resources
Deliver items such as mail, messages, records, or files
Rent items to customer
Date stamp messages, mail, or other information
Provide clerical assistance to customers or patients

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain customer and account records
Maintain record of organization expenses
Prepare records of customer charges
Prepare billing statements
Maintain financial records, reports, or files
Maintain personnel records
Prepare financial reports
Maintain records, reports, or files in an office, administrative, or clerical setting
Maintain insurance records
Maintain equipment service records
Maintain telephone logs
Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance
Record personnel information
Maintain file of job openings
Maintain public records, reports, or files
Record information from meetings or other formal proceedings
Process medical billing information
Maintain shipping, transportation, or logistical records, reports, or files
Record shipping information
Prepare tax returns
Prepare financial documents
Maintain job descriptions
Maintain educational or training-related records, reports, or files
Maintain advertising or marketing records, reports, or files
Record transportation or material moving related production data
Maintain records of sales or other business transactions
Maintain records, reports, or files associated with business operations or analytics
Record client's personal data
Maintain computer, network, or database records, reports, or files
Prepare contracts, disclosures, or applications
Prepare corporate minute books

Processing Information

Calculate financial data
Maintain balance sheets
Compile data or documentation
Calculate monetary exchange
Compile data or information for financial reports
Compute payment schedules
Calculate rates for organization's products or services
Reconcile financial records
Resolve invoice, purchasing, funding, or payment discrepancies
Sort mail letters or packages by hand
Compile itinerary of planned meetings or activities
Perform basic accounting practices
Compute property equity
Calculate tax information
Calculate Return on Investment (ROI)
Compute state and federal taxes
Organize legal information or records
Calculate insurance premiums or awards
Record historical information
Sort materials or products for processing, storing, shipping, or grading
Sort books or publications
Balance cash register
Count products or materials

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Maintain inventory of office supplies
Collect overdue bills
Receive payments from others
Maintain inventory records
Account for organizational funding
Maintain travel expense accounts
Collect deposits, payments, funding, or fees
Maintain escrow account
Manage inventories or supplies
Inventory stock to ensure adequate supplies
Monitor currency, coin, or checks in cash drawer
Monitor inventories of products or materials
Maintain inventory of office equipment or furniture
Develop operational budgets
Disburse organizational funding
Control organizational, product, or material inventory
Manage material resources
Inventory items to be reordered or returned
Manage program or project budgets
Requisition stock, materials, supplies or equipment
Order office, administrative, or clerical supplies, materials, and equipment
Issue supplies, materials, or equipment
Order transportation or shipping related supplies, materials, and equipment

Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards

Review records for accuracy and completeness
Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data
Verify completeness or accuracy of data
Detect discrepancies in records or reports
Verify signatures for financial transactions
Verify bank or financial transactions
Compare shipment contents to records
Proofread documents, records, or other files to ensure accuracy
Receive shipments
Inspect shipments or cargo against shipping papers
Examine documents to verify adherence to requirements
Evaluate compliance of loaded cargo to regulations or specifications
Verify accuracy of records
Verify information for credit investigations

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Contract Review
Contract Management
Accounting Systems
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
Revenue Recognition

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