by Pascale Gamache

When balancing cash register, what is an acceptable discrepancy ( cash over or short)?


hi Pascale!

For me? Zero!

You should be able to balance a cash register to the penny, otherwise you're losing money.

That said, if you're "comfortable" losing 5 cents a day, or 5 bucks a day...that's purely a personal decision.

I would work on fine tuning your process, though, so you know why it's not balancing. Someone isn't giving correct change?

Hope that helps!

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