Billing and Posting Clerk

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Billing and Posting Clerk

Technical Diploma

13 Credits | Less than 1 year

Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*, Online

Outreach Centers: Balsam Lake*, Hayward*, Ladysmith*

*Combination of Online,Your Choice or On Site instruction. Select courses available at the Northwood Tech Outreach Centers. Please contact your local campus for specifics.


The Billing and Posting Clerk technical diploma provides you with entry-level employment skills and is also your first step in working toward an accounting associate degree. You can 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 payroll.

Program Outcomes

Billing and Posting Clerk graduates will be able to:

  • Process financial transactions throughout the accounting cycle
  • Process payroll

Take your classes in a way that fits your life, including online, virtually from anywhere, or in a traditional classroom.

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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. Billing and Posting Clerk classes are offered on all campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior), Online and outreach centers Balsam Lake, Hayward, Ladysmith. Conveniently take classes in a way that fits your lifestyle: Online, Your Choice or On Site. 

Experienced Instructors

Northwood Tech 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.

In-Demand Skills

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

Flexible Learning

Courses are offered in a variety of formats including Online, Your Choice, and On Site.

Required Courses

To earn this technical diploma, you will complete seven courses for thirteen credits.

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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 Northwood Tech, you can earn credentials each step of the way. 

You could take this first and get a credential.

Technical Diploma
13 Credits / Less than 1 year
Potential Careers
Payroll Assistant, Payroll Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Bookkeeper, Accounting Technician
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Pathway Certificate
10 Credits / 1 Year Part Time
Potential Careers
Tax Accounting Clerk, Tax Associate, Tax Preparer Assistant
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Continue your education to advance your skills.

Technical Diploma
30 Credits
Potential Careers
Accounting Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk, Payroll Clerk, Bookkeeper
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Earn your associate degree.

Associate Degree
60 credits
Potential Careers
Accountant, Bookkeeper, Accounts Receivable Specialist, Accounts Payable Specialist, Payroll Specialist, Cost Accounting Specialist, Tax Accounting Specialist
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Continue your earn and obtain a bachelor's degree.

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Tuition and Fees

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

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Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of the costs that you may incur while attending Northwood Technical College.

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Estimated Total Program Tuition 2024-25*

Billing and Posting Clerk

13 Credits | Less than 1 year


*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 Northwood Tech Billing and Posting Clerk Program

Upon completion of the program, you will earn a Billing and Posting Clerk technical diploma. Continue in your education at Northwood Tech with the Accounting Assistant technical diploma and Accounting associate degree.

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

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