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Cashier Specialist

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Arkansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Financial Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Type of Position:Accounting, Finance, Business

Workstudy Position:


Job Type:Regular

Work Shift: Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name: University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a vibrant mid-sized public university dedicated to breaking the higher education mold by bringing truly transformative, hands-on experiences to every student. From high school seniors to senior professionals, first-generation students to second-chancers, our goal is to provide a high-quality, future-focused education that honors each student's unique, personal situations and goals. Our tiered approach to learning offers students access to more than 80-degree plans and programs including certificate, associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse population of Arkansas, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, and perspectives.

Located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border and situated in a region of lakes, Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and features a vast array of cultural activities, shopping, dining, and entertainment, including a thriving downtown entertainment district. Parks, trails, and water recreation are all within the city limits, and true outdoor enthusiasts will find the area’s lakes, streams, and mountains offer adventure only minutes away from campus. Fort Smith was recently named by Forbes as the number one city in America for the cost of living, and a top city in the nation for the highest-paying tech jobs. The city is within easy driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Little Rock, and Memphis.

Thank you for your interest in joining our university. Below you will find details for the position including any supplementary documentation and/or questions you should review before submitting your application. For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at (479) 788-7080.

If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process please contact Human Resources at 479-788-7080. Applicants are required to submit a request for each position to which they have applied.

Department:AR - Fiscal Support

Department's Website:

Summary of Job Duties:Will work under general supervision and is responsible for the primary cashiering operations of the institution and maintenance of individual accounts receivable records. The position is governed by generally accepted accounting principles and procedures and institutional policies. This position reports to the Bursar.


Required Education and/or Work Experience: Associate’s degree in accounting, finance, general business, or a related field. Other job-related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements.

Preferred Education and/or Work Experience: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, general business, or related field.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the primary cashiering operations, including providing customer assistance
  • Analyzes accounts receivable accounts
  • Manages cash funds for special events including the coordination of any temporary large funds
  • Advises and assists students on installment plan selection and processing
  • Communicates and coordinates student information with Financial Aid Department
  • Posts and distributes information of outside designated scholarships
  • Handles inquiries regarding accounts receivable account data.
  • Coordinates and posts VA Chapter 33 benefits
  • Opens Cashier’s Office vault daily and collects Lions Cash deposit from library
Other Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Completes mailed check log verification
  • Assists in reconciliation of accounts receivable component of the general ledger
  • Prepares reports from data within area of responsibility
  • Posts comments on the student’s account for all returned mail
  • Assists in developing cashiering processes and procedures
  • Assists in training of cashiering personnel.
  • Provides technical assistance to cashiers
  • Provides training and guidance to other cashiers and to finance personnel relieving during peak registration
  • Maintains strong working relationship with faculty and staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by providing leadership to subordinates. Requires consistent on-time attendance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: To perform the job successfully, the following competencies are required for the essential functions of this position:
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of administrative and management concepts
  • Knowledge of applicable governmental requirements and regulations
  • Knowledge of general information technology concepts and various software
  • Knowledge of customer service techniques
  • Ability to apply knowledge base comprehensively
  • Ability to compile information and develop and prepare reports
  • Ability to provide technical assistance to system users
Additional Information:

Working Relationships: Frequent contact with campus personnel, students, financial aid personnel, and peers.

List Employees Supervised: None.

Special Job Dimensions: Work is primarily performed in an office setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee regularly talks and hears. Employee occasionally lifts items up to 10 pounds. Extended hours are frequently required, particularly associated with fiscal year-end and student registration. Routine office hours 8:00 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Background Check Requirements. Criminal background check, financial history background check, and Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check.

Salary Information:

$26,000 to $29,000/year depending upon candidate qualifications directly related to the position.

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

HR 479-788-7080

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Child Maltreatment, Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:Grasping, Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Reaching, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Talking

Frequent Physical Activity:N/A

Occasional Physical Activity:Pulling, Pushing

Benefits Eligible:Yes
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