Heriot Watt Dubai Careers

Heriot Watt University - UAE

Accounts Assistant

Purpose of Role:
The Accounts Assistant reports to the two Finance Business Partners but will also work closely with the Dubai based Management Accountants and the Group Management Accounting team based in the UK, supporting the Management Accounting team who are responsible for:

  • the production of reliable management accounting and other financial / performance information;
  • providing support and advice to the management team, budget holders and other staff on a variety of business / financial issues

Summary of Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the overall month end process by assisting in the analysis of specific general ledger accounts
  • Loading journals to support month end, forecasting and budgeting processes
  • Owning specific balance sheet reconciliations, to be prepared on a monthly basis
  • Supporting the Management Accounting team by generating accurate and timely financial management reports and analysis
  • Support the Management Accounting team in the development of effective budgeting, forecasting and planning processes
  • Prepare reports and analysis on KPI’s for the organisation
  • Supporting overall campus, schools and professional services teams with ad hoc analysis as requested by the Head of Management Accounts

Education, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Educated to First Degree or equivalent practical experience in the workplace
  • Qualified / Part Qualified Accountant with previous experience of working within a Management Accounting function
  • Experience of working with the UAE for at least 6 years in a professional services role
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong IT skills including ERP type systems and Microsoft products
  • Competent in the use of relevant IT packages
  • Analytical problem solving skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable excellent customer service
  • Demonstrable ability to work quickly, flexibly and accurately in a dynamic, changing and pressured environment
  • Demonstrable professional and proactive approach


  • Specific subject qualification if required
  • Professional Qualification or memberships of Professional body (if applicable)
  • Experience of Higher Education
  • Specific Oracle Fusion ERP software package knowledge and experience

At Heriot-Watt we understand that being diverse makes us better which is why we support a culture of respect and equal opportunity, and value diversity at the heart of what we do. We want to increase the diversity of our workplace to underpin a dynamic and creative environment.

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