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Cashier Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Receives and disburses money for payment of goods purchased and assists customers in locating items.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is first in a series of two classifications. The progression of this series is to Cashier, Senior or to Teller; then to Teller, Senior; and finally to Teller, Lead. Cashiers are distinguished from Tellers by the types of transactions. Cashiers accept payments or give refunds to customers for specific fees or goods/services while Tellers execute a variety of transactions and services including accepting payments for a variety of university accounts, cashing checks, checking account balances and transferring funds. This classification is distinguished from the Cashier, Senior in that it is intended for cashiers in a retail or food operation tending a cash register, while the Cashier, Senior is cashier in an office or department typically required to provide additional documentation, reports and/or operation of a specialized cash register or other accounting method. Many positions require standing for extended periods.

Examples of Duties:

  • Enters purchases into cash register to calculate total purchase price.
  • Accepts cash, checks, or bankcards for payment; completes check and bankcard transactions according to established procedure.
  • Counts money, gives change and issues receipt for funds received.
  • Calculates discounts or references; requests customer identification for certain discounts and receipts as required.
  • Maintains sufficient amounts of change in cash drawer.
  • Balances cash drawer and receipts; documents discrepancies.
  • Trains new cashiers.
  • Assists customers in locating specific items.
  • Keeps register area neat and stocked with necessary supplies.
  • Assists in other areas of store, such as clean-up, shelf-stocking, or keeping merchandise displayed in an orderly manner.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic.
  • Knowledge of merchandise location or seating charts.
  • Skill in handling and counting cash.
  • Skill in communications with public.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • No prior experience required

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