Cashiers receive cash, cheques or credit/debit card payments, record these payments using cash registers or electronic equipment and provide change to customers.
Duties & Tasks
Cashiers may perform the following tasks:receive goods selected by the customer and operate cash registers
talk with other staff where there is doubt about a particular price
receive payment for goods from customers and provide change as shown by the electronic cash register
weigh, wrap or pack goods and remove price tags and special security tabs
help customers find products in the store
price items with a price gun and rotate stock by bringing the old stock forward on the shelves during quieter times
process payment for accounts such as telephone or electricity bills and issue receipts
work out totals for cash and other takings at the end of each working day
count and prepare money for deposit in a bank or building society
keep records of amounts received and paid, and regularly check the cash balance against this record
operate automatic ticket-issuing machines and other computerised equipment.
Shiftwork and irregular hours may be involved. Most cashiers are employed on a part-time or casual basis. In most workplaces you will need to use computer systems for sales or payment processing.
enjoy clerical and administrative tasks
able to work quickly and accurately
confidence in handling money
good communication skills
good customer service skills.