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Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks
District Of Columbia

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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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Currently Employed: 1,930

Projected Annual Job Openings: 60

Typical Hourly Wage: $17.87 - $26.70

Typical Annual Salary: $37,200 - $55,500

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Verify accuracy of billing data and revise any errors.
  • 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.
  • Answer mail or telephone inquiries regarding rates, routing, or procedures.
  • Resolve discrepancies in accounting records.
  • Contact customers to obtain or relay account information.
  • Type billing documents, shipping labels, credit memorandums, or credit forms, using typewriters or computers.
  • 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.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Accounting machines
  • Desktop computers
  • Laser fax machine
  • Photocopiers
  • Scanners

Technology:
  • Accounting software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Office suite software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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