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Billing clerks produce and process bills and collect payments from customers. They enter transactions in business ledgers or spreadsheets, write and send invoices, and verify purchase orders. They post items in accounts payable or receivable, calculate customers' charges, and verify the company's rates for certain products and services. Billing clerks must make sure that all entries are accurate and up to date. At the end of the fiscal year, they may work with auditors to clarify billing procedures and answer questions about specific accounts. There are approximately 490,860 billing clerks employed in the United States.