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Accounting Assistant - Cashier

Oakton Community College
Des Plaines, IL

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Category:: Staff
Department:: Budget and Accounting Services
Locations:: Des Plaines, IL
Posted:: Sep 21, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part Time Staff
Position ID:: 137099

About Oakton Community College :

For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

Job Description:

Basic Function and Responsibility:

Under general supervision, receive and process all incoming cash for the college. Maintain and justify cash receipts with computer print-out, record and prepare petty cash distribution and refunds, identify checks returned from the bank and provide routine information at the cashier's window requiring use of independent judgment and knowledge of college procedures and policies. Assist and refer students with payment problems.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receive and record on computer incoming tuition payments.
  • Balance and reconcile employee check cashing and petty cash account weekly and prepare petty cash distribution.
  • Justify and record bank deposits and identify checks returned for insufficient funds. Contact students by mail regarding NSF checks and send to collections, when appropriate.
  • Journalize, by entering on the computer, incoming monies from the Bookstore, Cafeteria, BSA and the Box Office.
  • Provide routine information in person or by telephone to students, faculty, staff and others and refer them to appropriate person if necessary.
  • Investigate problems with student accounts and work with enrollment center, if applicable, to resolve them.
  • Record parking fines and payments. Indicate on student record registration restrictions due to unpaid fines.
  • Manually, enroll students in payment plan using Ucommerce in Touchnet system.
  • Process employee tuition waivers by verifying amounts and applying payment to the student's account in Banner.
  • Balance cashier's drawers and prepare bank deposits, daily.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Working Conditions:

  • High school education or an equivalent combination of education from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.
  • One year cash handling experience required; related training in accounting functions is desirable.
  • Bookkeeping and/or accounting course work or training is preferred.
  • Must be able to regularly explain policies, write and edit reports.
  • Requires the ability to mentally attend to and visually concentrate on a substantial amount of detail work.
  • May require lifting of up to 10 pounds.
  • General office work environment. Little exposure if any to adverse working conditions.

Additional Information:

Supervision Received:

Functional supervision is received from the Bursar. Administrative supervision is received from the Controller.

Supervision Exercised:

Functional supervision may be exercised over one student employee.

HOURS: Monday - Friday 12:15 PM - 5:15 PM (25 hours per week)

SALARY: $20.95 Starting salary may change due to the completion of staff negotiations

Oakton Community College requires all employees to adhere to a Vaccination /Testing Mandate and Mask Requirement.

Oakton Community College does not currently have a work form home policy and employees, are required to report to campus.

Application Instructions:

For further details, visit our website at and select the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.

Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of, at least, three (3) professional references with contact information prepared to submit with your application. One (1) of the references must be your most recent, direct supervisor.

Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.



With more than 2,500 course offerings each term, Oakton Community College offers a wealth of educational options in the heart of Chicago’s northern suburbs. From degree programs to non-credit career enhancement and personal enrichment courses, Oakton has something for everyone. 

Founded in 1969, Oakton is a two-year community college offering associate's degree programs and non-credit courses in northern Cook County, Illinois.

Oakton's 147-acre main campus sits in a forest preserve in Des Plaines, Illinois. A second campus in Skokie serves residents on the eastern side of the District and is home to the Art, Science, and Technology Pavilion. The College also offers continuing education classes at off-campus locations throughout the region, and many students pursue studies at home through our distance learning program.

Programs of Study
Associate's degrees in 80 areas of study prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions or to step directly into rewarding careers. Continuing education programs offer personal enrichment and career advancement opportunities through courses ranging from art to home improvement to English as a Second Language.

Oakton's 700 full- and part-time faculty members boast top academic credentials, and their true passion is teaching. In small classes, our faculty engage students as individuals and guide their learning experience.

Oakton's 46,000 credit and non-credit students represent all ages, 55 nations, and a wide range of experience. More than half come from a minority background, bringing a wealth of perspectives to campus.

Student Life
Students at Oakton participate in 50 clubs and organizations, from the Ceramics Club to Students for Social Justice, and they take a role in college governance and more through the Student Government Association and other leadership groups. A rich activities calendar offers lectures, social events, service opportunities, and more.

With a full performing arts season and a museum dedicated to the work of Chicago-area artists, Oakton Community College fosters a creative environment where the arts flourish. For students, that means opportunities to learn, create, and perform. For the community, the College offers a wide array of cultural events and opportunities to experience creativity.

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