Revenue Audit Clerk

Analyze information on money coming into a company.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Revenue Audit Clerks do?

Information is a lot like popcorn at a movie: It’s meant to be shared. That’s especially true of financial information, which becomes valuable to a company only when it’s recorded, analyzed and published.

As a Revenue Audit Clerk, you play an important role in the circulation of financial information. That’s because you, like all Audit Clerks, are a record-keeper. Revenue Audit Clerks use accounting software on your computer to record, store and analyze financial information. Because you, the Revenue Audit Clerk work in the revenue department, however — where you most likely report to a Revenue Accountant — that information is primarily related to accounts receivable, or money coming in.

Indeed, when your company collects money from clients and customers, it’s your job to make a record of the transaction in its accounting software. More than that, however, it’s your job to check the math (making sure the correct amount of money was collected and recorded), code the transaction (classifying it so it can be correctly filed and archived), and reconcile the receipt with bank statements and other records (ensuring that the general ledger is accurate and up-to-date).

When Revenue Accountants put together financial statements — usually at the end of every month and fiscal year — it’s also your job to assist them, which means managing, updating, summarizing and analyzing transactions after you’ve initially recorded them.

Basically, you’re the front lines of revenue, in charge of documenting all the cash that’s coming in so that Accountants and executives can figure out how to collect even more of it.

Should I be a Revenue Audit Clerk?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to become a Revenue Audit Clerk

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