The Open University is one of the UK's most respected national institutions and the market leader in distance higher education. Since it opened to students in 1971, it has been inspiring learning and creating higher educational opportunities to all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential, whatever their previous academic attainments.The position of Accounting Assistant is part of a team providing financial support to various University Units. You will work closely with a number of Unit Accountants and Budget Holders providing support to several units. You will assist in the provision of accurate and timely financial information, advice on financial plans and business appraisals for new activity. You will also contribute to the general financial work of the office.You will have the relevant finance related work experience, including costing and budget monitoring. In addition you will have excellent communication and organisational skills. You will also have a high level of IT skills and be competent in creating and using complex Excel spreadsheets. You will be required to work with minimal supervision; the ability to manage a varied work load and work to deadlines is essential. You will be at least on the intermediate level of AAT (or equivalent).Closing date: 4pm 22 January 2015.Interview date: W/C 2 February 2015.
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