Lead Cashier Lower Columbia College Lower Columbia College 67 reviews

At a Glance! This position is the lead worker in the cashiering unit and as such performs complex technical fiscal duties and oversees the total cashiering function at Lower Columbia College. This position interprets and applies fiscal regulations and procedures as well as ensures procedural fiscal compliance, accuracy, and that deadlines are met. One of the main functions of the lead cashier at LCC is to process payments and work with Financial Aid and the Accounting Manager to troubleshoot student account issues.

This position is an overtime-eligible 40 hrs/week position. The typical schedule is Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. The Fiscal Tech Lead reports directly to the Accounting Manager.

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Examples of Duties & Responsibilities
In this role you will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead all lower level staff in the cashiering unit to include trainings, assigning and reviewing work, and participating in evaluation of work and performance
  • Customer Service; receive payment and deposits at cashier window, answer questions regarding tuition and fees & other charges, and assist staff with departmental deposits.
  • Process and maintain the tuition payment plan and notify appropriate staff quarterly to update college website
  • Verify, consolidate, and balance cash receipts, make and maintain reports, prepare daily bank deposits
  • Work with the financial aid staff to ensure funds are available for use by qualifying students
  • Coordinate with the appropriate grant/student aid staff, Financial Aid, and the Bookstore to process book vouchers
  • Maintain returned check and check cancellation logs and coordinate with Fiscal Analyst and Accounting Manager. Record all returned student aid checks to files and notify Financial Aid
  • Process pending refunds for qualified students and monitor accounts with credit balance
  • Post miscellaneous fees to student accounts as needed
  • Receive and process Accounts Receivable Direct and Express Deposit checks
  • Work with Accounts Receivable to help monitor student repayments to grants and loans
  • Work with the Foundation for scholarship tracking
  • Prepare, distribute, and track bus passes for Head Start program
  • Maintain LCC Gift Card logs and distribute gift cards as approved by various departments
  • Work closely with Registration on enrollment issues and transcripts and process student statements as needed
  • Receive deposits from other departments for preparation of total bank deposits
  • May assist accounts receivable with collection of bad checks and audit annual 1098-T reporting
  • Support and advance the LCC strategic plan
  • Perform other related duties as required

This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, effort, work conditions, and benefits associated with the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Typical Qualifications
To be successful in this role, you will need

  • Three years of customer service experience involving cash handling and cash register till reconciliation OR An Associate of Arts Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or closely related field AND one year of full-time accounting experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft word processing and excel spreadsheet software or similar software
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines with high attention to detail
  • Ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, community and community college system
  • Ability to work effectively and positively with a diverse population

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Washington state higher education laws and regulations
  • Experience working with higher education; and
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft software

The minimum qualifications may seem specific and limiting, but we do consider candidates with relatable education, experience, and skills. We encourage you to apply even if you don't meet exactly what's listed. With questions about qualifications, feel free to reach out to our HR team.
Supplemental Information

Equal Employment Opportunity
Lower Columbia College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. All Inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievance procedures should be directed to Vice President of Foundation, HR & Legal Affairs,1600 Maple Street, PO Box 3010, Longview, WA 98632, Phone number, (360) 442-2120, Phone number/TTY (800) 833-6388. Learn more on our Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment page.

  • The college is compliant with Title IX best practices. For more information, visit About Title IX.
  • The college encourages qualified members of protected classes to apply.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
LCC celebrates and embraces diversity of all kinds, including differing beliefs, cultures, people, and experiences. We commit to institutional and individual changes that recognize, understand, and challenge patterns of social inequity and systemic disparities within our ever-changing world. For more information, see Diversity & Equity.

Jeanne Clery Statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report:
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of the College's commitment to safety and security on campus, Lower Columbia College reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. Lower Columbia College's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at lowercolumbia.edu/CleryASFR.

Declaration Regarding Sexual Misconduct
Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or is currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete this form.

Mission, Vision & Values
Our Mission, Vision & Values define our reason for being, and provide the framework for planning and improvement efforts at LCC. For details on LCC's Mission, Vision & Values, see our Strategic Plan.

Application Procedure and Requirements
An online application must be completed for consideration. Paper submissions or emailed materials will not be accepted. A complete application must also include the following documents (attached or in the online application itself):

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (Letter of Interest)
  • Unofficial transcripts (if applicable)

Upon request, accommodations are available for persons with disabilities for the Lower Columbia College hiring process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Conditions of Employment

  • If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate legal authorization to work for the duration of this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1995.
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • After working 350 hours in a 12-month period, this position is part of a bargaining unit subject to the WFSE HE Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • The College is committed to maintain an environment for teaching and learning which is free of drugs and alcohol.

Lower Columbia College Human Resources
For any questions regarding this job advertisement, please call our Human Resources office at (360) 442-2120.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $2,929.00 – $3,792.00 per month


  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location:

  • One location

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented — enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Autonomous/Independent — enjoys working with little direction
  • Innovative — prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
  • High stress tolerance — thrives in a high-pressure environment

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented — quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative — innovative and risk-taking
  • Outcome-oriented — results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Stable — traditional, stable, strong processes
  • People-oriented — supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented — cooperative and collaborative

Company's website:

  • https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/lowercolumbia/jobs/2970989/lead-cashier?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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