FUNCTIONS: BILLING CLERK / BILLING SUPERVISOR
RELATED JOB: FREIGHT FORWARDER
Billing professionals are part of the accounting department, most often within a large company. They are responsible for preparing company sales-related invoices and forms.
Billing clerks gather billing-related information. They edit invoices then control billing via purchase orders and other vouchers. They draft regular billing reports.
Billing clerks may also handle the shipping of merchandise and filing of merchandise-related documents, i.e. from customer service.
They work with collection clerks and accounts receivable clerks. Depending on the size of the company, one person may be responsible for all three functions.
Supervisors oversee the billing clerks.
Several years of experience in billing are required to hold this type of job.
Billing professionals are orderly, methodical and organized. They remain focused while carrying out repetitive tasks. They like to follow guidelines and work with numbers.
In some sectors such as telecommunications, complex billing requires a high level of proficiency with advanced spreadsheet functions.
The job of supervisor requires personnel supervisory skills.