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.
- Accounting Assistant
- Accounting Clerk
- Accounts Manager
- Accounts Payable Clerk
- Accounts Payable Specialist
- Accounts Receivable Clerk
- Accounts Receivable Specialist
- Administrative Assistant
- Bill Checker
- Estimate market value of products or services.
- Update manuals when rates, rules, or regulations are amended.
- 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.
- Compile reports of cost factors, such as labor, production, storage, or equipment.
- Review compiled data on operating costs and revenues to set rates.
- Track accumulated hours and dollar amounts charged to each client job to calculate client fees for professional services, such as legal or accounting services.
- Answer mail or telephone inquiries regarding rates, routing, or procedures.
- Compute credit terms, discounts, shipment charges, or rates for goods or services to complete billing documents.
- Contact customers to obtain or relay account information.
- Type billing documents, shipping labels, credit memorandums, or credit forms, using typewriters or computers.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: CE.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Conventional interests, but also prefer Enterprising environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Support and Independence in their jobs.
- Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
In 2012, the average annual wage in Washington was $37,800 with most people making between $26,430 and $49,610
During 2008, this occupation employed approximately 11,840 people in Washington. It is projected that there will be 13,940 employed in 2018.
This occupation will have about 210 openings due to growth and about 210 replacement openings for approximately 420 total annual openings.
onetBookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
onetOffice Clerks, General
majorAccounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
majorBusiness Administration and Management, General
onetMedical Records and Health Information Technicians
majorBanking and Financial Support Services
collegeCity College of San Francisco