A Billing Manager supervises and manages all billing processes for an organization. Their role is to verify and assess all bills before processing, initiate and implement innovative logistics in billing functions, and detect errors in billing processes. Their responsibilities are to assess purchase orders and vendor payments, support other departments and personnel in billing processes, maintain registration, batching and coding for billings, assist and support audit teams in verifying bills and billing data, and implement quality billing practices and procedures.
I'm an accountant for a family office. I started my career in public accounting. It does offer you a way to learn about different businesses and how they're run, which I thought was great at the start of my career.
I've had to do an inventory count in a gigantic warehouse freezer and dress for sub-zero temperatures. I had to do an audit for a learning center with river otters.
Public accounting does have a busy season or multiple busy seasons. Usually from late January, early February to mid April, you will probably have to work longer hours, I'd say about 50 to 60 hours a week or six days a week. Most firms do offer overtime pay, so it is, they do make it worth your while when you're logging in the extra hours.
Most public accounting firms want their accountants to pursue a CPA license. The CPA exams are a series of exams that are fairly difficult. They do require studying, so that's another thing to consider. So usually on top of your workload and the hours that you're logging in at work, you'll have to think about when you're going to study for this exam.
Once you do get licensed, I do believe it does open a lot of doors. You could go to a private firm or work for a company depending on your interests and your experience.