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Student Assistant - Procurement and Payment Services

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 27, 2016
Date of Posting: 
May 18, 2016
Procurement and Payment Services
Student Assistant
Hours of Work: 

33.75 hours per week

$10.92 per hour (vacation pay included)

As soon as possible until August 31, 2016 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The University of Prince Edward Island is seeking a Student Assistant to help provide accounting and clerical support for Procurement and Payment Services within the Finance Division.  Under the supervision of the Manager, Procurement and Payment Services, the student will work on a combination of day to day assignments and build valuable skills such as problem solving, communications, organization, and operational efficiency.  


• Working with computerized financial information systems, data entry
• Assisting in preparation of journal entries
• Assisting in template development and document tracking
• Organizing, filing and scanning claims, tax forms, invoices, etc.
• Conducting inventory and asset tagging
• Opening, sorting and delivery of mail
• Other related duties as required


• Strong computer skills in word processing, computer software and spreadsheet programs
• Strong organization, interpersonal and communication skills
• Knowledge of accounting principles and practices, and previous office experience would be an asset.

Priority will be given 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 posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (www.upei.ca/hr/).

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, or fax it to (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit 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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