Student Job: Accounting Cashier


Department: Administration


  • Current UMTC student. See student employment eligibility
  • Previous cash handling experience
  • MS Excel proficiency
  • Able to work independently
  • Effective computer, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous University cashiering or business office experience
  • Previous experience in preparing cash deposits

Title: Accounting Cashier

Job Code: 2222 Student Admin/Support Services

Level: Advanced

Essential Functions:

The Accounting Cashier is responsible for the daily activities needed to run the SUA cash offices. The main activities include counting, balancing and depositing revenue from daily cash bags, data entry of daily sales, maintaining adequate currency and coin supplies to meet daily SUA needs, and troubleshooting issues that arise in connection with these activities. The Accounting Cashier interacts with SUA students and full time staff but is not a cashier to the general public. The position requires passing a background check.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 50% Count area cash bags
  • 30% Complete deposit summary, balance cash and checks received, prepare cash and check deposits
  • 15% Prepare daily area cash bags
  • 5% Other duties as assigned

Opportunities for Skill Development on the Job:

Students participate in experiences outside the classroom which allow them to develop and demonstrate life skills. These skills and characteristics for success and citizenship are learned and refined during their college years and beyond. The Office for Student Affairs has developed seven Student Development Outcomes that the Student Unions & Activities has incorporated into the student employment system in the Unions. Here is a listing of the Student Development Outcomes with some examples of how you can learn or further develop your own skills set.


  • Can articulate and enforce area policies and is familiar with area supervisors and staff
  • Able to remedy mistakes/missed deadlines and knows when supervisor should be alerted
  • Demonstrates ability to gather and analyze complex research and information

Independence and Interdependence

  • Works without supervision and can be the go-to person for co-workers when there is an issue
  • Communicates effectively with supervisor; keeps supervisor informed and uses good judgment on when to defer questions, complaints, and issues
  • Works effectively with co-workers in teams and independently

Goal Orientation

  • Seeks alternative ways to finish tasks in a more efficient manner
  • Takes on additional tasks and duties without explicit direction from supervisor
  • Can prioritize tasks by importance and time constraints


  • Uses personal strengths to help unit meet departmental goals
  • Serves as a knowledgeable resource for co-workers and assists them in their professional challenges
  • Consistently demonstrates professionalism and acts as a positive role model for coworkers


  • Effectively handles last minute changes to tasks and can work efficiently under time constraints
  • Works through bad experiences by assessing what caused them, what can be done to repair them, and how to avoid them in the future
  • Adapts behaviors in response to instruction and constructive criticism from supervisor

Appreciation of Differences

  • Able to work with a diverse base of peers
  • Treats all peers and supervisor respectfully
  • Recognizes advantages of moving outside of "comfort zone"

Tolerance of Ambiguity

  • Employs basic problem solving skills and asks supervisor to find unknown information
  • Develop knowledge of primary areas of responsibility and is able to take on more complex projects

*The employer reserves the right to change or add duties to this position as long as the changes and/or additions are consistent with the job classification.