What does a Billing Clerk do?
Billing Clerks typically work for a variety of corporations across industries, including retail, food service, healthcare, entertainment and manufacturing. They work closely with the accounting or finance departments to ensure that their company receives necessary payments and sends out checks to pay for services on time. Their job is to identify outstanding client debts and create invoices accordingly. They also review receipts and other data to create a collection of figures to contribute to a client’s final invoice document. They may also compare invoices with shipment logs to ensure that their company receives the correct amount of products for the amount they paid.
Billing Clerk skills and qualifications
To ensure that you receive the most possible qualified candidates while eliminating those who are not, include a few clear necessary skills for success in the job role.
A successful Billing Clerk candidate will have certain skills and qualifications needed to carry out their daily duties. These may include:
- Ability to multitask
- Great written and verbal communication skills
- Highly organized with great time-management skills
- Accurate 10-key abilities
- Strong customer service skills
- Works efficiently in a fast-paced environment
Billing Clerk salary expectations
A Billing Clerk makes an average of $15.11 per hour. This pay rate may vary depending on the applicant’s education, experience and geographical location.
Billing Clerk education and training requirements
Although we are willing to train the right person, we would prefer someone with experience or formal training for the Billing Clerk position with our company. The ideal candidate will have some education related to accounts receivables or office management, but the minimum educational requirements for this job include a high school diploma or GED. An associate’s degree in medical billing and coding would be a big plus.
Billing Clerk experience requirements
Some otherwise qualified candidates lacking direct experience in your industry may still qualify because the experience will translate to your operation. Try to include such experience here so you do not limit your pool of applicants any more than necessary. Some experience related to the job of a Billing Clerk which we would consider in lieu of direct experience includes office management, collections, working in payroll or even experience as a warranty and claims clerk.
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