What they do

An office cashier receives and deposits earnings and makes payments in an office. They may also prepare wages, organise electronic funds transfers, keep records of payments made and received, and check cash balances at the end of each working day. They may also be required to produce periodic sales reports.

On average office cashiers can expect to earn around $824 per week ($42,848 per year) depending on the organisation they work for and their level of experience.

An office cashier needs:

  • to have good communication skills;
  • to understand customer needs and provide quality service;
  • to be confident in handling money;
  • to have mathematics and problem-solving capabilities;
  • to enjoy clerical and administrative tasks; and
  • the ability for accuracy and working quickly

Working conditions

An office cashier generally works indoors at a desk or checkout counter in an office environment. They may be required to stand or sit for long periods.

Typical hours for an office cashier may vary depending on the type of organisation and working hours.

Tools and technologies

Office cashiers will need to use computers and data management programs. As such, office cashiers need to be familiar with a range of software packages, from word and data processors through to programs for sales or payment processing.

They may also spend a significant amount of their time on the phone and may need to be familiar with other office equipment such as photocopiers and fax machines.


How do I become one?

Education and training

It is possible to work as an office cashier without any formal qualifications and get training on the job. However, entry into this occupation may be improved by obtaining a qualification in business administration, retail services or a related area.

Browse courses through Jobs and Skills WA and search on the My Skills website to find a registered provider near you.

Learn more about your study options.


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