What was/is this job title?
May 24, 2016 9:52 PM   Subscribe

Ages ago I worked at Office Depot. I briefly trained with a back office person and I'm trying to remember what her title was. She was the person who collected all the cash and receipts from the cashiers and made sure everything was in order. I think she organized all the deposits for the managers to take. And probably set up the drawers with the correct amounts and denominations for the cashiers to start out with. And I think she made sure there were credit card receipts for all the actual credit card transactions, etc.

By any chance, has anyone held this position or something similar? Is this a bookkeeper? Accounting assistant? Something else? I'm working on a job application and I'm describing my cash handling experience. I want to say "I trained with the store's [job title] to do these tasks." I poked around on the Office Depot job listings but I'm not seeing anything that rings a bell. Thanks in advance!
posted by Beti to Work & Money (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I did this (and more) at a Bennigan's about 30 years ago and the position was simply referred to as "admin", which I assume was short for administrative assistant. I don't think the title matters as much as the description of duties.
posted by she's not there at 10:00 PM on May 24, 2016

Admin (not administrative assistant) or controller. I did this for a year, it was kind of a fun and strange job regularly handling 50-100k cash.
posted by so fucking future at 10:31 PM on May 24, 2016

At my former grocery store, this was known as "cash manager."
posted by eggs at 10:48 PM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]

I previously had a job like this and was called the 'front end controller'.
posted by unliteral at 11:22 PM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]

Aboard a ship she would be the "purser", but I don't think that Office Depot adopted Royal Navy titles.
posted by Kakkerlak at 1:47 AM on May 25, 2016 [4 favorites]

posted by Middlemarch at 2:05 AM on May 25, 2016

At Macy's before they were Macy's it was "Cash Office Assistant Manager" and the Cash Office Manager trained me.
posted by tilde at 3:02 AM on May 25, 2016

Back in the day at Stop and Shop I did this and I think tilde has it right.
posted by Gotanda at 3:07 AM on May 25, 2016

tilde's got it. I worked at JCPenney and we used the same job titles. Informally, the room was called the "cash room."
posted by kimberussell at 3:47 AM on May 25, 2016

In the supermarket I worked at this was called 'cash office'. We had a 'cash office manager' but the rest of us just said 'I work in the cash office'
posted by kitten magic at 3:58 AM on May 25, 2016

At one place I worked, this was the Retail Accounting Clerk. It was shortened to "Rack"
posted by thenormshow at 4:35 AM on May 25, 2016

At a theme park/amusement park where I worked the department was referred to as "Cash Control". I don't remember a specific title for the employees of that department but they performed exactly the duties you described.
posted by ElDiabloConQueso at 6:28 AM on May 25, 2016

I did this exact job at a small grocery store in the late 90s, as well as cashiering and training cashiers, and my title was Office Manager.
posted by jabes at 11:17 AM on May 25, 2016

The retail places I worked usually called this person the Head Cashier.
posted by drezdn at 11:36 AM on May 25, 2016

Depending on how high up she was on the management ladder, she might have been a comptroller (it looks like a typo, but isn't).
posted by porpoise at 11:39 AM on May 25, 2016

Thanks y'all. I appreciate the help! Cash Office sounds close. I think I'll go with Cash Office staff.
posted by Beti at 1:04 PM on May 25, 2016

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