Salary and Outlook
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 458,500 people employed as billing and posting clerks in
the United States.
The median annual salary is $39,600.
Entry level employees earn approximately $28,300 per year and senior employees earn approximately $58,820
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.
- Match statements with batches of canceled checks by account numbers.
- Take orders for imprinted checks.
- Post stop-payment notices to prevent payment of protested checks.
- Encode and cancel checks, using bank machines.
- 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.
- 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.
- Compute credit terms, discounts, shipment charges, or rates for goods or services to complete billing documents.
- Load machines with statements, cancelled checks, or envelopes to prepare statements for distribution to customers or stuff envelopes by hand.
- Review compiled data on operating costs and revenues to set rates.
- Estimate market value of products or services.
- Verify accuracy of billing data and revise any errors.
- Verify signatures and required information on checks.
- Prepare itemized statements, bills, or invoices and record amounts due for items purchased or services rendered.
- Perform bookkeeping work, including posting data or keeping other records concerning costs of goods or services or the shipment of goods.
- Operate typing, adding, calculating, or billing machines.
- Resolve discrepancies in accounting records.
- Contact customers to obtain or relay account information.
- Review documents, such as purchase orders, sales tickets, charge slips, or hospital records, to compute fees or charges due.
- Keep records of invoices and support documents.
- Route statements for mailing or over-the-counter delivery to customers.
- Monitor equipment to ensure proper operation.
- Fix minor problems, such as equipment jams, and notify repair personnel of major equipment problems.
- Weigh envelopes containing statements to determine correct postage and affix postage, using stamps or metering equipment.
- Compare previously prepared bank statements with canceled checks and reconcile discrepancies.