Billing and Posting Clerk

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Billing and Posting Clerk

Technical Diploma

13 Credits | Less than 1 year

Online Program 

The Billing and Posting Clerk technical diploma is a Career Pathway option that connects progressive levels of coursework so you can build upon your accounting education. Completing this step in your education connects you with employment options and provides the opportunity for advancement to higher levels. You can be complete this diploma in less than a year.

Program Overview

When you complete this program you’ll be able to use accounting and office software and perform a variety of tasks including basic accounting entry and assisting in the payroll process.

Program Outcomes

Billing and Posting Clerk graduates will be able to:

  • Process financial transactions throughout the accounting cycle
  • Perform payroll preparation, reporting and analysis tasks

Take your classes in a variety of options including online, interactive television or in a traditional classroom. Other options can be made available in certain situations as well, like connecting to the classroom via web conferencing or even watching recorded lectures.

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Learn by doing.

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Complete in less than a year.

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Flexible scheduling. 


Start your education in accounting as a billing and posting clerk. Accounting is one profession that can lead you to multiple career options. Businesses and organizations of all sizes need to employ accountants. You can secure jobs in a variety of industries including retail, healthcare, manufacturing, construction and non-profit organizations. Also, your choices abound within the accounting field. You can choose from tax, cost, audit, government and financial accounting. 

Experienced Instructors

WITC is large enough to serve you but small enough to know you. The experienced faculty are knowledgeable, approachable and eager to help. The sizes of your classes will allow for the attention you deserve.

Use Current Technology

By using the software employers want–QuickBooks, Excel, Word, tax software and Access–you’ll be sought-after by area employers.

Fully Online

This technical diploma is offered both in person and/or fully online for your convenience. 


Complete seven courses for thirteen credits. Classes include Financial Accounting 1, Payroll Systems and Accounting, Quickbooks and several software classes.

Explore the Curriculum

Featured Billing and Posting Clerk Courses

| 2 CR
Students will learn the QuickBooks accounting software by performing tasks that involve the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory, payroll, and financial statements. Students will be responsible for finding and correcting errors in the QuickBooks program. PREREQUISITE: 10101101 Financial Accounting 1 or 10101176 Financial Accounting 1A.
| 4 CR
Complete accounting cycle, special journals, payroll tax principles, special procedures, and financial statements. Accounting applications through practice set approach.
| 3 CR
Study of state and federal laws affecting payroll -- Fair Labor Standards Act, Federal and State Unemployment Acts, Federal Insurance Contributions Act, Federal and State Withholding Tax Acts, payroll accounting procedures, and systems design. COREQUISITE: 10101101 Financial Accounting 1.

Billing and Posting Clerk is Part of a Career Pathway

As a Billing and Posting Clerk student at WITC, you can earn credentials each step of the way. 

You could take this first and get a credential.

Billing and Posting Clerk

Technical Diploma
13 Credits/ 1 year part-time
Potential Careers
Payroll Assistant, Payroll Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Bookkeeper, Accounting Technician
Average Starting Wage
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Technical Diploma
10 Credits / 1 Year Part Time
Potential Careers
Income Tax Preparer, Tax Associate, Tax Preparer
Average Starting Wage
$21,838-$28,059 Annually
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Continue your education to advance your skills.

Accounting Assistant

Technical Diploma
30 Credits
Potential Careers
Accounting Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk, Payroll Clerk, Tax Accounting Clerk
Average Starting Wage
$21,838-$37,437 Annually
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Associate Degree
60 credits
Potential Careers
Accounting Supervisor, Bookkeeper, Accounts Receivable Specialist, Accounts Payable Specialist, Payroll Specialist, Cost Accounting Specialist, Tax Accounting Specialist
Average Starting Wage
$22,748-$60,000 Annually
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Accounting-Related Bachelor Degrees

Lakeland University | Northland College | UW-Barron County | UW-Oshkosh | UW-River Falls | UW-Stout | UW-Superior
Potential Careers
Accounting Manager | Accountant | Financial Analyst | Budget Analyst | Cost Accountant | Payroll Accountant | Tax Accountant
Average Starting Wage
$42,931–54,330 Annually

Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. Fill out the application form either online or at a campus, complete an assessment and meet with a WITC counselor. In the meeting, you'll discuss your goals and the counselor will make sure you're getting the most out of your education and the best bang for your buck.

Tuition and Fees

WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships. 

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

Billing and Posting Clerk

13 Credits | Less than 1 year


$1,880 In Tuition and Fees

*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 

After the WITC Billing and Posting Clerk Program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Billing and Posting Clerk technical diploma. 

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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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Career Outlooks

WITC's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation.

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220


Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195


New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339


Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243


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