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Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks

Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks

Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks Description

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.

Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks Related Job Titles

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Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks Related Careers
Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Contact customers to obtain or relay account information.
  • Verify accuracy of billing data and revise any errors.
  • Operate typing, adding, calculating, or billing machines.
  • Resolve discrepancies in accounting records.
  • Compute credit terms, discounts, shipment charges, or rates for goods or services to complete billing documents.
  • Answer mail or telephone inquiries regarding rates, routing, or procedures.
  • Perform bookkeeping work, including posting data or keeping other records concerning costs of goods or services or the shipment of goods.
  • Keep records of invoices and support documents.
  • Prepare itemized statements, bills, or invoices and record amounts due for items purchased or services rendered.
  • Review documents such as purchase orders, sales tickets, charge slips, or hospital records to compute fees or charges due.
  • Type billing documents, shipping labels, credit memorandums, or credit forms, using typewriters or computers.
Supplemental Tasks
  • 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.
  • Estimate market value of products or services.
  • Review compiled data on operating costs and revenues to set rates.
  • Compile reports of cost factors, such as labor, production, storage, or equipment.
  • 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.

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