The office job of a cashier is to receive and disburse money and/or process debit card and credit card transactions. This may include transactions with the general public, as well as transaction with employees. Some auditing mechanism must be in place to ensure the integrity of the transactions processed. Also, experience with a cash register, credit card terminal, scanner or related machines will be a desirable.
Cashiers in a Small Office
In a small office this job is usually not large enough to require a full-time position. The responsibilities of the cashier will be part of a clerk, secretary or customer service representative's duties. It is important to note that if the responsibility for handling cash is performed in addition to other office duties, then this task must be separate from the person who is responsible for balancing the books. This is necessary in order to maintain good accounting checks and balances.
Cashiers in a Medium Office
This may or may not be part of another person's job description. It is mostly dependent upon the volume of cash and card transactions that must be completed on a daily basis. Separation of duties is also required here to maintain good accounting checks and balances.
Cashiers in a Large Office
In a large office, there is almost always a person that is solely responsible for handling all cash and card transactions. The most logical place to locate this office job is in the business office or accounting department.