Track purchases, payments, and past-due fees to balance client accounts.
What does a Statement Clerk do?
Poring over facts and figures, a Statement Clerk makes sure all the decimal points are in the right places and each customer receives the appropriate billing statement. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the most likely place a Statement Clerk finds employment is in the medical billing industry. However, employment opportunities are available in the consumer credit card field as well.
To work as a Statement Clerk, you need to start with a basic foundation made up of college classes in accounting, human resources, and business theory. Your attention to detail makes reconciling customer accounts a breeze. You sail through deposits, payments, and past due charges, and apply credits to each account.
A working understanding of computers and their operation is also important in this job, as you use billing software in your daily tasks. For example, when working with John Smith’s account, you must track any purchases or services received, payments and adjustments made to the account, and any past-due fees that must be assessed. It’s vital to ensure that each amount entered is accurate, as your job duties relate directly to the income of the company.
Though you work with Accounts Receivable Clerks, Accounts Payable Clerks, and Accountants, self-discipline is required as you often work without direct supervision. Sitting for many hours in front of a computer provides the comfort of a routine, and the dependability of a set schedule means you know what to expect from day to day. In this position, you’ll thrive if you have a keen eye for accuracy and enjoy the challenge of finding an error in financial records.