Finance Assistant


Dubai, UAE

Ref: HP749-178

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Taaleem require an experienced Finance Assistant to join one of their international schools in Dubai.

This position is responsible for financial transactional support under the guidance and management of the School's Finance Manager.

Key Relationships (Internal and External):
• Principal, Operations Manager, Admissions Manager, HR, Taaleem CO, Parents

Key Accountabilities:
• Process all vendor payments and staff expense claims
• Process fee collection and payment from parents
• Deal with the administration of supply teacher salary/paperwork
• Pro Manage the day to day petty cash system
• Process annual order & supplier payments
• Follow-up accounts receivable
• Prepare refund requests and related protocols in Focus
• Take care of any required data entry and /or changes that need to be made in Focus


Person Specification:

• Bachelor Degree in Finance /Accounting

• Minimum of 3 years' experience in a similar role, preferably within a school environment

• Detailed understanding of managing school finances coupled with the ability to keep managers regularly appraised
• Able to follow policy and implement structures from a CO perspective

• Calm and reliable
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to be positive yet assertive

As the role is within an all-girls school, the successful applicant must be female.

About the Company

Taaleem's main activity is the development and management of early childhood, primary and secondary schools. With quality at the forefront of our offering, we tailor each project to answer the specific educational requirements of a wide range of families by offering top international curricula including British, American, the International Baccalaureate and our custom early childhood programme.

Taaleem, which means education in Arabic, is committed to inspiring students and helping them to identify and develop their passions and talents. We only recruit the best international teachers who are capable of delivering our international curricula in a creative and engaging manner.

Taaleem is seeking to raise the educational standards in the region. The combined experience of its core team of senior education leaders in international education policy, operations and global management best practices means Taaleem is well positioned to ensure the creative of truly exceptional schools that satisfy the most comprehensive and exacting education developmental requirements.

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