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Bank Official

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€21k > 31
Mortgage Handling
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€21 - 50
Related Information:
Mortgage Underwriter: 25 - 55
Mortgage Sales: 21 - 34
Mortgage Collections: 20 - 60
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Last Updated: July, 2015

Bank Official
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€21 - 31
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Last Updated: March, 2017

* 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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Works behind the counter at a bank branch performing general banking duties. Sometimes referred to as a "Cashier".


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Bank Officials service the exchange of money by direct everyday transactions on current accounts, deposit accounts, overdrafts and loans. They also provide bank customers with specialised services in foreign exchange, income tax, investment management and executor and trustee services.  
 
In their first few years the Junior Bank Official attends to customers at the counter, does computer input preparations and cash duties, and is involved in a wide variety of clerical work. These include the paying in and withdrawal of cash and cheques, the payment of bills and other bank transactions at the bank counter. Specialised duties such as foreign exchange, administration or computer operating/programming are carried out within most bank offices.


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Bank Officials need to be efficient, hard working with good organisational and communication skills. Numeric competence and computer skills are desirable.


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