How to count money from the cash register

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Counting and correcting your cash register drawer is a necessary process for any business. Owners and managers need to check that the money taken in equals that amount of sales made. Theft can be controlled by counting your drawer at the beginning and end of each cashier's shift. This method allows for accountability among your staff. To count a cash register drawer you will simply need to add up all your receipts and add up all your cash and credit card slips. These numbers should match exactly.

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Things you need

  • Cash-out sheet
  • Pen

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  1. 1

    Count the cash in the drawer at the beginning of your or your employee's shift.

  2. 2

    Write the total amount of money in the drawer on your cash-out sheet under the "Start Cash Total" slot.

  3. 3

    Count the cash in your drawer at the end of your shift.

  4. 4

    Write the total in your cash-out sheet's "End Cash Total" box.

  5. 5

    Total all of your credit card sales for the shift.

  6. 6

    Insert this total in your cash-out sheet's "Credit Card Sales" slot

  7. 7

    Add both "End Cash Total" and "Credit Card Sales" slots to tally your final number for sales during the shift. Write this total under the "Total Sales" box on your cash-out sheet.

  8. 8

    Get a manager to print out your cash registers log for the shift. The log is a record of every sale made during the shift.

  9. 9

    Write your log's total sales number on your cash-out sheet. Your log's total sales must match your "Total Sales" slot after you have subtracted the "Start Cash Total" from your "Total Sales" box.

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