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Student Assistant - Accounting Department

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Date of Posting: 
September 25, 2014
Accounting Department
Student Assistant
Hours of Work: 

Up to 15 hours per week

$10.76 per hour (vacation pay included)

As soon as possible until April 30, 2015


Assisting staff with various accounting and clerical responsibilities within the areas of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Research Accounting including:
• Processing supplier invoices for payment; processing expense claims;  and handling general
inquiries from suppliers and departments for Accounts Payable;
• Invoicing and reviewing accounts for Accounts Receivable;
• processing journal entries;
• assisting with claim preparation in Research Accounting
• Filing and data storage
• Coin rolling
• Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor(s)


• Preference given to students in the Accounting stream of the Business Administration Program.
• Good analytical skills and accuracy. 
• Experience with Excel spreadsheets.
• Good interpersonal and communication skills.

Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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