What does a Cashier do?

Receive and disburse money in establishments other than financial institutions. May use electronic scanners, cash registers, or related equipment. May process credit or debit card transactions and validate checks.

Jobs Roles

  • Receive payment by cash, check, credit cards, vouchers, or automatic debits.
  • Issue receipts, refunds, credits, or change due to customers.
  • Count money in cash drawers at the beginning of shifts to ensure that amounts are correct and that there is adequate change.
  • Greet customers entering establishments.
  • Establish or identify prices of goods, services or admission, and tabulate bills using calculators, cash registers, or optical price scanners.
  • Issue trading stamps and redeem food stamps and coupons.
  • Answer customers' questions, and provide information on procedures or policies.
  • Cash checks for customers.
  • Weigh items sold by weight to determine prices.
  • Calculate total payments received during a time period, and reconcile this with total sales.
  • Compute and record totals of transactions.
  • Sell tickets and other items to customers.
  • Keep periodic balance sheets of amounts and numbers of transactions.
  • Bag, box, wrap, or gift-wrap merchandise, and prepare packages for shipment.
  • Sort, count, and wrap currency and coins.
  • Process merchandise returns and exchanges.
  • Pay company bills by cash, vouchers, or checks.
  • Request information or assistance using paging systems.
  • Stock shelves, and mark prices on shelves and items.
  • Compile and maintain non-monetary reports and records.
  • Monitor checkout stations to ensure that they have adequate cash available and that they are staffed appropriately.
  • Post charges against guests' or patients' accounts.
  • Offer customers carry-out service at the completion of transactions.
  • Assist customers by providing information and resolving their complaints.
  • Maintain clean and orderly checkout areas and complete other general cleaning duties, such as mopping floors and emptying trash cans.
  • Assist with duties in other areas of the store, such as monitoring fitting rooms or bagging and carrying out customers' items.
  • Supervise others and provide on-the-job training.
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