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 registerstalk with other staff where there is doubt about a particular pricereceive payment for goods from customers and provide change as shown by the electronic cash registerweigh, wrap or pack goods and remove price tags and special security tabshelp customers find products in the storeprice items with a price gun and rotate stock by bringing the old stock forward on the shelves during quieter timesprocess payment for accounts such as telephone or electricity bills and issue receiptswork out totals for cash and other takings at the end of each working daycount and prepare money for deposit in a bank or building societykeep records of amounts received and paid, and regularly check the cash balance against this recordoperate 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.