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Cashier Team Leader


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£21,007 to £22,627 per annum

Closing date

Tuesday 18 January 2022

Contract type

Fixed term contract 6 months

Post type




About the role

Do you have demonstrable experience of working in a Finance Office? Do you have excellent customer service skills and great attention to detail?

Our Finance department are seeking a Senior Cashier to join their team. Working closely with the Cashier Team Leader you will ensure that an effective, customer focused and responsive cashiering service is provided for both internal and external customers.

If you think you have the skills and experience we’re looking for, we look forward to hearing from you.

Principal accountabilities

  1. Deliver the day-to-day operation of the cashier office to achieve internal and external targets and deadlines. Ensure a high degree of assurance in the integrity of our operations by ensuring all actions and decisions are transparent.
  2. Ensure the accurate and timely posting of all income and the accurate and timely transmissions of all outgoing payments.
  3. Liaise with the Bank over operational issues and monitoring of bank accounts.
  4. To ensure Cashier policies and procedures are documented, acted upon and support both the Financial Regulations and the Finance Department in the achievement of its goals. To assist with initiatives in the department that involve a required change in process or procedure. Deliver future proof outcomes by thinking ahead and anticipating future needs and challenges.
  5. To support debt management by front line intervention with students and referral to Finance colleagues as appropriate.
  6. Support high profile events such as enrolment, welcome day and graduation to ensure their smooth operation in accordance with the Financial Regulations.
  7. Ensure an inherent customer service ethos within self and team. Champion a continuous improvement in service delivery to raise the profile of the team.
  8. Gain co-operation and support from peers in other colleges and departments to improve the cashiering service.
  9. Challenge internal systems and procedures that don’t focus on customer needs.
  10. You will be expected to attend Forums, workshops and informative events throughout the year and maintain awareness of organisational change ensuring that you respond positively to support the vision.
  11. You will be expected to have knowledge of cashbook processes, BACs transmission and bank reconciliation and understand the impact the cashier transactions and processes have on other areas within the Finance Department e.g. Treasury, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and General Ledger.
  12. Ensure that timely and accurate information is available to support effective decision making i.e. cashbooks up to date, all nominal entries posted and failed transmissions recorded.
  13. You will be expected to adopt a forward-thinking approach by identifying and reporting any risks that might ‘surprise’ at a later date to the Cashier Team Leader.
  14. You will be expected to seek and adopt best practice, maintain a high level of accuracy in all outputs and provide a flexible approach to delivering deadlines.
  15. Work with influence across the University by developing and sustaining relationships.
  16. You will be fully aware of the health and safety responsibilities to you.
  17. Promote and exemplify the University’s values.
  18. To carry out other duties or projects consistent with the role and level of the post as may be required from time to time.
  19. To continue personal and professional development under the support and guidance of the Cashier Team Leader and senior finance colleagues.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities

Business requirements


As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

Find out more about pay and benefits

How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at

Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Please note that unfortunately, this role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the UK Visas & Immigration points based immigration system; however, applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route..

Please consult the Home office website for further information.


Our number one priority is to keep our staff, students and community safe as we continue to work through the pandemic. Upon appointment, full training will be given on the Health and Safety processes we follow.

Find out how we are ensuring the safety of our staff, students and community

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