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Working As A Billing Representative

  • Processing Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $54,464

    Average Salary

What Does A Billing Representative Do

Financial clerks do administrative work for many types of organizations. They keep records, help customers, and carry out financial transactions.

Duties

Financial clerks typically do the following:

  • Keep and update financial records
  • Compute bills and charges
  • Offer customer assistance
  • Carry out financial transactions

Financial clerks give administrative and clerical support in financial settings. Their specific job duties vary by specialty and by setting.

Billing and posting clerks calculate charges, develop bills, and prepare them to be mailed to customers. They review documents such as purchase orders, sales tickets, charge slips, and hospital records to compute fees or charges due. They also contact customers to get or give account information.

Gaming cage workers work in casinos and other gaming establishments. The “cage” in which they work is the central depository for money and gaming chips. Gaming cage workers sell gambling chips, tokens, or tickets to patrons. They count funds and reconcile daily summaries of transactions in order to balance books.

Payroll and timekeeping clerks compile and post employee time and payroll data. They verify and record attendance, hours worked, and pay adjustments. They ensure that employees are paid on time and that their paychecks are accurate.

Procurement clerks compile requests for materials, prepare purchase orders, keep track of purchases and supplies, and handle questions about orders. They respond to questions from customers and suppliers about the status of orders. They handle requests to change or cancel orders. They make sure that purchases arrive on schedule and that the items meet the purchaser’s specifications.

Brokerage clerks help with tasks associated with securities such as stocks, bonds, commodities, and other kinds of investments. Their duties include writing orders for stock purchases and sales, computing transfer taxes, verifying stock transactions, accepting and delivering securities, distributing dividends, and keeping records of daily transactions and holdings.

Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks review the credit history, and get the information needed to determine the creditworthiness, of individuals or businesses applying for credit. Credit authorizers evaluate customers’ computerized credit records and payment histories to decide, based on predetermined standards, whether to approve new credit. Credit checkers call or write credit departments of business and service establishments to get information about applicants’ credit standing.

Loan interviewers, also called loan processors or loan clerks, interview applicants and others to get and verify personal and financial information needed to complete loan applications. They also prepare the documents that go to the appraiser and are issued at the closing of a loan.

New accounts clerks interview people who want to open accounts in financial institutions. They explain the account services available to prospective customers and help them fill out applications. They also investigate and correct errors in accounts.

Insurance claims and policy processing clerks process applications for insurance policies. They also handle customers’ requests to change or cancel their existing policies. Their duties include interviewing clients and reviewing insurance applications to ensure that all questions have been answered. They also notify insurance agents and accounting departments of policy cancellations or changes.

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How To Become A Billing Representative

A high school diploma or equivalent is typically required for most financial clerk jobs. These workers usually learn their duties through on-the-job training.

Education

Financial clerks typically need a high school diploma or equivalent to enter the occupation. Employers of brokerage clerks may prefer candidates who have taken some college courses in business or economics and, in some cases, require a 2- or 4-year college degree.

Training

Most financial clerks learn how to do their job duties through on-the-job training. Some formal technical training also may be necessary; for example, gaming cage workers may need training in specific gaming regulations and procedures.

Advancement

Financial clerks can advance to related occupations in finance. For example, a loan interviewer or clerk can become a loan officer, and a brokerage clerk can become a securities, commodities, or financial services sales agent, after obtaining the required education and license.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Financial clerks should have good communication skills so that they can explain policies and procedures to colleagues and customers.

Math skills. The job duties of financial clerks, including calculating charges and checking credit scores, require basic math skills.

Organizational skills. Strong organizational skills are important for financial clerks because they must be able to find files quickly and efficiently.

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Billing Representative Career Paths

Billing Representative
Accounts Receivable Specialist Accounts Receivable Supervisor
Accounts Receivable Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Collections Specialist Account Manager Billing Specialist
Billing Office Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Reimbursement Specialist Collector Collection Supervisor
Billing/Collection Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Billing Manager Business Office Manager
Business Office Director
9 Yearsyrs
Accounts Receivable Specialist Account Manager Billing Specialist
Business Office Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Billing Specialist Collections Specialist
Collections Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Collections Specialist Credit Analyst
Credit Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Billing Manager Accounts Receivable Manager Controller
Finance Services Director
10 Yearsyrs
Reimbursement Specialist Medical Coder Director Of Information Management
Health Information Management Director
7 Yearsyrs
Patient Service Representative Billing Specialist
Medical Billing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Medical Biller Coder Medical Billing Clerk
Medical Billing Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Staff Nurse Patient Care Manager
Medical Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Accounting Clerk Legal Assistant Medical Transcriptionist
Medical Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Legal Assistant Office Manager
Office Manager Of Human Resources
7 Yearsyrs
Accounting Clerk Account Representative Patient Access Representative
Patient Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Service Representative Service Supervisor
Patient Services Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Billing Supervisor Billing Manager Revenue Manager
Revenue Director
13 Yearsyrs
Patient Service Representative Accounts Receivable Specialist Billing Manager
Revenue Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Billing Specialist 2.9 years
Billing Associate 2.6 years
Bill Collector 2.4 years
Biller 2.4 years
Billing Assistant 2.1 years
Top Employers Before
Cashier 6.5%
Teller 4.1%
Manager 2.4%
Top Employers After
Cashier 3.1%
Teller 3.0%
Manager 2.4%

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Billing Representative Demographics

Gender

Female

83.1%

Male

14.8%

Unknown

2.1%
Ethnicity

White

62.6%

Hispanic or Latino

16.4%

Black or African American

11.1%

Asian

6.6%

Unknown

3.3%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

72.6%

French

4.3%

Italian

3.5%

Carrier

3.0%

German

2.6%

Russian

1.7%

Tagalog

1.7%

Portuguese

1.7%

Vietnamese

1.3%

Hindi

1.3%

Korean

1.3%

Swedish

0.9%

Armenian

0.9%

Marathi

0.4%

Gujarati

0.4%

Dutch

0.4%

Georgian

0.4%

Kurdish

0.4%

Filipino

0.4%

Burmese

0.4%
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Billing Representative Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

27.1%

Kaplan University

9.0%

Strayer University

7.6%

Southern New Hampshire University

5.7%

Ashford University

5.3%

Community College of Allegheny County

4.1%

Houston Community College

3.9%

American InterContinental University

3.7%

Liberty University

3.7%

Community College of Philadelphia

3.3%

The Academy

3.3%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

3.1%

Hillsborough Community College

3.1%

Temple University

2.9%

Remington College

2.5%

College of DuPage

2.5%

Union County College

2.4%

University of Houston

2.2%

Indiana Wesleyan University

2.2%

Grand Canyon University

2.2%
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Majors

Business

29.3%

Health Care Administration

20.3%

Accounting

8.1%

Psychology

4.5%

Medical Assisting Services

4.5%

Nursing

3.9%

General Studies

3.4%

Management

3.1%

Criminal Justice

2.8%

Computer Information Systems

2.5%

Finance

2.1%

Education

2.0%

Insurance

2.0%

Communication

1.9%

Liberal Arts

1.9%

Legal Support Services

1.7%

Marketing

1.6%

Information Technology

1.6%

Human Resources Management

1.5%

Human Services

1.4%
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Degrees

Other

36.7%

Bachelors

25.9%

Associate

17.9%

Certificate

8.8%

Masters

5.9%

Diploma

4.0%

License

0.5%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Billing Representative

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  1. Insurance Companies
  2. Billing Issues
  3. Customer Service
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  • Managed and organized important documents relating to Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance companies.
  • Processed cash premium deposits, member changes and additions, compiled and mailed monthly statements and resolved billing issues.
  • Handled challenging callers and sensitive policy issues with little supervisor assistance and received recognition for excellent customer service.
  • Implemented a Billing System to enable Mainstream Transportation the capability to provide Medicaid recipients transportation.
  • Maintained and respected the confidentiality of patient information in accordance with posting guidelines and corporate policy and procedure.

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