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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $35,460.00
Average Time to Fill 34 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 10,769
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 13.57 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Resource Allocation
Following Directions
Written Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Oral Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing Administrative Activities

Process payroll documents, records, or checks
Organize individual, group, or organizational account invoices
Prepare correspondence relating to financial discrepancies
Process proof of deliveries for vendors, carriers, and brokers
Execute sales or other financial transactions
Process individual, group, or organizational invoices
Perform administrative or clerical duties such as typing, accepting orders, or sorting mail
Prepare bank deposits
Process account invoices
Route mail to correct destinations

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain customer and account records
Process medical billing information
Maintain financial records, reports, or files
Maintain record of organization expenses
Prepare financial reports
Prepare records of customer charges
Prepare billing statements
Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance
Maintain insurance records

Processing Information

Maintain balance sheets
Calculate financial data
Calculate monetary exchange
Compile data or information for financial reports
Compile data or documentation
Calculate rates for organization's products or services
Reconcile financial records
Sort mail letters or packages by hand

Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards

Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data
Detect discrepancies in records or reports
Review records for accuracy and completeness
Verify signatures for financial transactions
Verify bank or financial transactions
Verify completeness or accuracy of data

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Prepare cost estimates
Estimate travel rates or expenses
Calculate shipping costs
Calculate costs of goods or services
Weigh parcels to determine shipping costs
Estimate delivery dates

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Maintain travel expense accounts
Maintain inventory of office supplies
Disburse organizational funding
Account for organizational funding
Receive payments from others
Collect overdue bills

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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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