What does a Billing Specialist do?
You can find a Billing Specialist across a wide variety of industries. Almost every medium to large sized corporations requires a Billing Specialist to secure revenue through the billing process. This process consists of identifying outstanding accounts, generating invoices, delivering them via various means, collecting incoming payments via a wide range of payment options, properly logging payment and balancing the books.
While there are no specific education requirements to become a Billing Specialist, almost all employers will expect a High School Diploma with at least some college education. Larger companies will require a degree in business, finance, accounting or similar field. As this is a job dealing with a company's cash flow, attention to detail with experience is paramount.
- Utilize accounting software to identify outstanding accounts
- Generate bills and invoices specific to customer accounts
- Deliver invoices to clients via digital and traditional mail services
- Process all payment using various pay services
- Reconcile all payment with account
- Send delinquent accounts to the collections department
- Generate monthly and quarterly reports
- Delegate duties when necessary to subordinate staff
- Some college education (degree preferred)
- 5+ years in a billing department roll
- Understanding of accounting software such as Quickbooks
- Strong computational skills
- An extreme attention to detail
- Ability to be productive without oversight
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Robust written and communication skill set
- Basic understanding of office software and machinery
Billing Specialist Salaries
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Billing Specialist Career Path
Learn how to become a Billing Specialist, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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“You must stay in your position for one year so this limits career growth and opportunity.”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Billing Specialist
When working as a Billing Specialist, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Coding, Written Communication, Microsoft Office Suite, Excellent Customer and Spreadsheets.
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The most common qualifications to become a Billing Specialist is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.