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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: B4002 / Lead Cashier
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 05

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Receives and records cash and charge payments. Prepares daily cash bags for cashiers. Maintains and balances vault cash and daily cashier charge activity. Verifies daily, cashier cash transfers. Maintains electronic files necessary to generate daily reports. Leads and guides the work of cashiers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Receives and receipts a variety of payments and other cash and cash-related transactions; verifies and posts to appropriate accounts; issues receipts.
  2. Prepares daily cash bags for cashiers; maintains and balances vault cash and daily cashier charge activity.
  3. Prepares cash receipts for bank deposit; prepares daily cash reports and balances the cash drawer; reconciles cash, check, and credit card receipts daily, and investigates and resolves any out-of-balance problems.
  4. Verifies daily, cashier cash transfers.
  5. Assists individuals in the accurate application of their transactions, and when necessary, researches records on electronic and other available files to provide information regarding financial status.
  6. Maintains electronic files necessary to generate daily reports.
  7. Provides information to patrons regarding pertinent rules, policies, and procedures related to cash and cash-related transactions; directs patrons to proper offices, as appropriate, to seek resolution of problems beyond the information available to the cashier.
  8. Maintains confidentiality of university and student records.
  9. Projects currency and coin requirements and reorders as necessary.
  10. Receipts financial aid disbursements to students; calculates interest charges and reimbursable fees for application to individual records.
  11. Leads and guides the work of cashiers; answers questions and resolves problems.
  12. May answer telephones, set up accounts, post invoices, prepare routine billings, and file cashiering documents.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to calculate numbers, correct entries, and post to records.
  • Knowledge of cash management principles and/or procedures.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to lead and train staff and/or students.
  • Ability to effectively communicate accounting information, policies, and/or procedures in a manner easily understood by the customer.
  • Account balancing skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Knowledge of computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017