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UOWD8667 - Accounts Assistant

Business Unit: Administration
Job Family: Corporate Services
Department: Finance
Contract Type: Limited Contract Full Time
Location: Dubai
About UOWD:

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the region’s oldest, most prestigious and forward-thinking tertiary institutions. Our curriculum and teaching practices reflect those of UOW Australia, which constantly ranks among the top 2% of universities worldwide, and are nationally and internationally recognized. Our continuous efforts in providing an education of world-class standards, are evident in our longstanding ranking in graduate employability and also the reason why our graduates are highly sought after by employers.

UOWD is truly a dynamic and diverse institution that offers a broad spectrum of programs in Business, Engineering, Information Sciences as well as Arts, Media and Humanities, aiming to develop graduates who are ethical, agile, technologically literate and ready for multicultural workplaces. Our programs are relevant and industry related with a strong focus on encouraging creative and critical thinking, problem-solving and the development of unique leadership skill sets.

Position Description:

The Accounts Assistant will support both accounts receivable and account payable, as well as assisting to maintain student records in finance management system.  The position also provides support in fees collection and assists students on financial matters concerning their tuition fees, accommodation and other charges.

Key areas of responsibility include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assisting with the accounts receivable processes
  • Provide support to Accounts Receivable Officer in Fees Revenue Management and Control
  • Providing consistent advice to students on financial issues, tuition fees, accommodation and other charges.
  • Pro-actively aiding other members of the Finance team as needed during the busy periods of each month.
Education and Experience:

Essential:

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent working experience
  • 2+ years working in accounts experience in a large / complex organisation

Desirable

  • Experience in the education sector in the UAE
Knowledge and Skills:

Essential

  • Thorough knowledge of Accounting principles;
  • Problem solving skills and customer relations skills;
  • Ability to use initiative, work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Computer proficiency including Word and Excel;
  • Organizational skills and ability to prioritize;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
  • Flexibility regarding working hours.

Desirable

  • Knowledge and experience in using Oracle.
Personal Attributes:
  • Is agile and adaptable.
  • Is a team player
  • Ability to maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality at all times
  • Has integrity and operates with transparency
  • Resilient and adaptable to change
Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV
2. Passport-size photograph