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Tellers are responsible for receiving and paying out money and keeping records of negotiable instruments of various financial transactions. They execute different types of services and transactions including accepting payments, filing documents, issuing receipts, checking account balances, verifying signatures, transferring funds, cashing checks, among other duties. These professionals may work at credit unions, insurance firms, check-cashing centers, and banks.

Tellers usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Processing account deposits.
• Maintaining daily cash levels.
• Processing withdrawals.
• Accepting loan payments.
• Tracking deposits.


• Being honest and trustworthy.
• Having good communication skills.
• Being adaptable and flexible.
• Having problem solving skills.
• Being able to work under pressure.
• Having knowledge about services and products of this area.
• Being able to deal with people from different backgrounds.
• Having math skills.
• Being able to work alone or with a team.
• Having good judgment.


Applicants for Teller jobs need to have a High School Diploma or equivalent qualification as a minimum requirement. Candidates also need to have one year of experience as a cashier, including executing financial transaction and receiving, counting, and disbursing money. Other useful backgrounds for these positions are in administrative, clerical, sales or customer service sectors. Most companies offer on-the-job training programs to provide suitable knowledge and skills to new employees. Some employers check criminal records and demand candidates having low credit scores.

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