Cashier Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Receives and disburses money for payment of goods purchased and assists customers in locating items.
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
Examples of Duties:
- Enters purchases into cash register to calculate total
- Accepts cash, checks, or bankcards for payment; completes
check and bankcard transactions according to established
- Counts money, gives change and issues receipt for funds
- 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
- Assists in other areas of store, such as clean-up,
shelf-stocking, or keeping merchandise displayed in an orderly
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.
prior experience required