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Bank Teller

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Education
These occupations usually require a Leaving Certificate or equivalent.

Related Experience
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a bank teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

Job Training
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognised apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

Job Zone Examples
These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, retail salespersons and tellers.

€19k > 40 
Bank Clerk
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€19 - 40 
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Morgan McKinley / Sigmar

Last Updated: May, 2014

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Deals directly with customers of a bank, taking in and giving out money, distributing cheque books, and dealing with customer questions. Sometimes referred to as a "Cashier".


The Work header image

As a Bank Teller you will be the first point of contact with a customer in a bank or building society. 

Bank tellers greet customers upon their arrival and then assist them with their banking needs and transactions. Records are kept of all transactions which ensures that all deposits and withdrawals are handled correctly.

Bank tellers count all incoming and outgoing currency to verify the amount of funds available at all times. Bank tellers need to verify a customer's identity in order to avoid fraud and enter all transactions into a computer.

Bank Tellers receive cheques and cash for deposit, verify amounts, and check accuracy of deposit slips. Work involves entering transactions into an electronic computer system along with balancing currency, coin, and checks in cash drawers at the ends of shifts. 

Non-customer related activities include processing and maintaining records of various transactions and loans. Many clerical duties are performed by bank tellers, like maintaining supplies and filing various reports. In the morning Bank tellers handle deposits done by mail, night deposits and automated tellers. 


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Good numeracy and mathematical skills are essential in this line of work as you will be dealing with a large number of financial transactions daily.

Accuarcy and attention to detail are vital as you will be handling large sums of money on behalf of customers. Honesty is also an important attribute in this line of work. 

Communication and interpersonal skills are crucial as Bank Tellers deal directly with the public on a daily basis.


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