How to write a Teller job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Teller job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Teller job titles

    Supervising Teller
    Vault Teller
    Teller (Part-Time)
    Bank Teller

Teller job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Teller job summary

Our busy financial institution is currently looking for a qualified individual to fill the role of Teller. The successful candidate will provide excellent banking service to clients in a professional and courteous manner, maintain a basic understanding of our banking products and services, accurately and efficiently process client transactions and fully comply with company and departmental policies and regulations. This is a wonderful opportunity for the right candidate to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with a competitive salary and benefits package.

Teller responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Teller responsibilities

    Process financial transactions promptly and accurately
    Strictly adhere to all bank policies and procedures
    Prioritize client demands
    Provide impeccable customer service
    Communicate professionally with all clients and colleagues
    Uphold understanding of all banking products and services, along with company systems and procedures

Teller qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Teller skills

    High school diploma or GED required
    2+ years’ experience as a teller or within banking environment
    Cash handling and/or customer service experience preferred
    Strong computer skills
    Impeccable written and oral communication skills
    Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
    Comfortable working in fast-paced environment with little to no supervision
    Detail-oriented with a mind for numbers

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