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Accounting Assistant - Cashier

Oakton College
Des Plaines, IL

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Job Details

Category:: Staff
Department:: Budget and Accounting Services
Locations:: Des Plaines, IL
Posted:: Feb 8, 2024
Closes:: Mar 4, 2024 - 11:59 PM EST
Type:: Part Time Staff
Position ID:: 172522

About Oakton 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

SALARY: $21.58

Based on the needs of the college and with Administrator approval, some positions at the college may have hybrid schedule options available after 30 days.

Application Instructions:

For further details, visit our website at and select About and the Employment.

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.

Oakton College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton 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.



Working at Oakton

Inspiring and supporting the growth and education of students is a lifelong commitment. Oakton’s commitment to its students starts with a dedicated team of skilled and passionate professionals like you. A team of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints can help unlock a student’s passion in life, giving them the tools to think critically and support their community.

From faculty and staff to service and maintenance roles, we have many positions available at both the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses so you can share your skills and passion in an inclusive community that inspires generations of students.

As you support generations of students, Oakton offers generous benefits including medical, dental and employer-provided life insurance. In addition, you will enjoy an accommodating work schedule that allows you to balance an engaging career with a fulfilling home and personal life.


Company info
1600 E Golf Rd
Des Plaines / Skokie
United States

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