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Billing and Posting Clerks - 43-3021.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Compile, compute, and record billing, accounting, statistical, and other numerical data for billing purposes. Prepare billing invoices for services rendered or for delivery or shipment of goods.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

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

SOC Occupation Groups

43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations
43-3000 Financial Clerks
43-3020 Billing and Posting Clerks
43-3021.00 Billing and Posting Clerks

Related Occupations


  • Answer inquiries regarding rates, routing, or procedures.
  • Compare previously prepared bank statements with canceled checks and reconcile discrepancies.
  • Compile reports of cost factors, such as labor, production, storage, and equipment.
  • Compute credit terms, discounts, shipment charges, or rates for goods or services to complete billing documents.
  • Consult sources, such as rate books, manuals, or insurance company representatives, to determine specific charges or information such as rules, regulations, or government tax and tariff information.
  • Contact customers to obtain or relay account information.
  • Create billing documents, shipping labels, credit memorandums, or credit forms.
  • Encode and cancel checks, using bank machines.
  • Estimate market value of products or services.
  • Fix minor problems, such as equipment jams, and notify repair personnel of major equipment problems.
  • Keep records of invoices and support documents.
  • Load machines with statements, cancelled checks, or envelopes to prepare statements for distribution to customers or stuff envelopes by hand.
  • Match statements with batches of canceled checks by account numbers.
  • Monitor equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Operate typing, adding, calculating, or billing machines.
  • Perform bookkeeping work, including posting data or keeping other records concerning costs of goods or services or the shipment of goods.
  • Perform general administrative tasks, such as answering telephones, scheduling appointments, and ordering supplies or equipment.
  • Post stop-payment notices to prevent payment of protested checks.
  • Prepare itemized statements, bills, or invoices and record amounts due for items purchased or services rendered.
  • Resolve discrepancies in accounting records.
  • Return checks to customers or retrieve checks returned to customers in error, adjusting accounts and answering inquiries about errors as necessary.
  • Review compiled data on operating costs and revenues to set rates.
  • Review documents, such as purchase orders, sales tickets, charge slips, or hospital records, to compute fees or charges due.
  • Route statements for mailing or over-the-counter delivery to customers.
  • Take orders for imprinted checks.
  • Track accumulated hours and dollar amounts charged to each client job to calculate client fees for professional services, such as legal or accounting services.
  • Update manuals when rates, rules, or regulations are amended.
  • Verify accuracy of billing data and revise any errors.
  • Verify signatures and required information on checks.
  • Weigh envelopes containing statements to determine correct postage and affix postage, using stamps or metering equipment.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze financial information.
  • Answer telephones to direct calls or provide information.
  • Calculate costs of goods or services.
  • Calculate financial data.
  • Calculate shipping costs.
  • Discuss account status or activity with customers or patrons.
  • Execute sales or other financial transactions.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
  • Maintain financial or account records.
  • Maintain office equipment in proper operating condition.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Operate office equipment.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Prepare financial documents.
  • Prepare informational or reference materials.
  • Provide information to coworkers.
  • Reconcile records of sales or other financial transactions.
  • Report maintenance or equipment problems to appropriate personnel.
  • Respond to customer problems or complaints.
  • Route mail to correct destinations.
  • Schedule appointments.
  • Search files, databases or reference materials to obtain needed information.
  • Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.
  • Weigh parcels to determine shipping costs.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Accounting Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Automated Logistical Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Supply Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Contracting (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Finance Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management Resource Analyst (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management Resource Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Financial Management Technician (Army - Enlisted)
  • Pay Clerk (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Pay Manager (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Pay Supervisor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Personnel Administration Specialty (Coast Guard - Warrant Officer only)
  • Personnel Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Supply Chain and Materiel Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Operations Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Yeoman (Coast Guard - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Accounts-Adjustable Clerk
  • Audit-Machine Operator
  • Billing Clerk
  • Billing Typist
  • Billing-Control Clerk
  • Billing-Machine Operator
  • C.O.D. Clerk
  • Calculating-Machine Operator
  • Check Writer
  • Cost Clerk
  • Demurrage Clerk
  • Deposit Clerk
  • Deposit-Refund Clerk
  • Documentation-Billing Clerk
  • Evaluator
  • Foreign Clerk
  • Insurance Clerk
  • Interline Clerk
  • Invoice-Control Clerk
  • Manager, Traffic II
  • Medical-Voucher Clerk
  • Personal Property Assessor
  • Policy-Value Calculator
  • Pricer, Message and Delivery Service
  • Proof-Machine Operator
  • Rate Analyst, Freight
  • Rate Reviewer
  • Rater
  • Receipt-and-Report Clerk
  • Revising Clerk
  • Sample Clerk
  • Services Clerk
  • Settlement Clerk
  • Statement Clerk
  • Tax Clerk
  • Telegraph-Service Rater
  • Tonnage-Compilation Clerk
  • Traffic-Rate Clerk
  • Voucher Clerk
  • Wharfinger