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Checkout Operators and Office Cashiers

Overview

Checkout Operators and Office Cashiers operate cash registers and receive payments from customers, and issue receipts and return change due. The links below provide quick access to basic information for this occupation.  Greater detail can be found using any of the page tabs above. A one page printable summary of the key statistics for this occupation can also be found under the Reports and Links tab above. Just click on the tab and follow the link for Occupational Bulletin.

Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • scanning, weighing and recording prices of goods
  • receiving and processing payments for goods and services by cash, cheques, gift vouchers, credit and debit cards and other payment types
  • issuing sales dockets and giving change
  • maintaining supplies of change, wrapping and other materials used at checkout
  • counting and recording money received and balancing against register sales records, and preparing money for deposit in financial institutions
  • recording and balancing petty cash disbursements
  • operating a computer terminal to administer the store's financial transaction system
  • cashing authorised cheques

Job Titles

  • Checkout Operator 
  • Office Cashier 

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