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Tellers

Tellers

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Tellers Description

Receive and pay out money. Keep records of money and negotiable instruments involved in a financial institution's various transactions.

Tellers Related Job Titles

Account Representative, Bank Representative, Bank Teller, Cashier, Collection Teller, Commercial Teller, Coupon Clerk, Customer Relationship Specialist, Customer Service Associate (CSA), Customer Service Representative (CSR), Drive-in Teller, Exchange Clerk, Exchange Teller, Foreign Banknote Teller, Foreign Banknote Teller Trader, Foreign Exchange Clerk, Loan Teller, Mail Teller, Member Services Representative, Money Counter, Money Order Clerk, Note Teller, Paying Teller, Personal Banking Representative, Receiving Teller, Roving Teller, Savings Teller, Securities Teller, Teller, Teller Coordinator, Universal Banker, Utility Teller, Vault Teller,


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Tellers Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Order a supply of cash to meet daily needs.
  • Arrange monies received in cash boxes and coin dispensers according to denomination.
  • Receive and count daily inventories of cash, drafts, and travelers' checks.
  • Carry out special services for customers, such as ordering bank cards and checks.
  • Identify transaction mistakes when debits and credits do not balance.
  • Prepare and verify cashier's checks.
  • Sort and file deposit slips and checks.
  • Enter customers' transactions into computers to record transactions and issue computer-generated receipts.
  • Examine checks for endorsements and to verify other information such as dates, bank names, identification of the persons receiving payments and the legality of the documents.
  • Count currency, coins, and checks received, by hand or using currency-counting machine, to prepare them for deposit or shipment to branch banks or the Federal Reserve Bank.
  • Process transactions such as term deposits, retirement savings plan contributions, automated teller transactions, night deposits, and mail deposits.
  • Cash checks and pay out money after verifying that signatures are correct, that written and numerical amounts agree, and that accounts have sufficient funds.
  • Balance currency, coin, and checks in cash drawers at ends of shifts, and calculate daily transactions using computers, calculators, or adding machines.
  • Resolve problems or discrepancies concerning customers' accounts.
  • Explain, promote, or sell products or services such as travelers' checks, savings bonds, money orders, and cashier's checks, using computerized information about customers to tailor recommendations.
  • Obtain and process information required for the provision of services, such as opening accounts, savings plans, and purchasing bonds.
  • Receive checks and cash for deposit, verify amounts, and check accuracy of deposit slips.
  • Receive mortgage, loan, or public utility bill payments, verifying payment dates and amounts due.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Process and maintain records of customer loans.
  • Issue checks to bond owners in settlement of transactions.
  • Quote unit exchange rates, following daily international rate sheets or computer displays.
  • Inform customers about foreign currency regulations, and compute transaction fees for currency exchanges.
  • Count, verify, and post armored car deposits.
  • Monitor bank vaults to ensure cash balances are correct.
  • Compute financial fees, interest, and service charges.
  • Compose, type, and mail customer statements and other correspondence related to issues such as discrepancies and outstanding unpaid items.
  • Prepare work schedules for staff.
  • Perform clerical tasks such as typing, filing, and microfilm photography.

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