General Ledger Assistant Accountant (GLAA)


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General Ledger Assistant Accountant (GLAA) Navitas UK Holdings Ltd - Oxford Salary: Competitive Permanent - Full Time Navitas is a diversified global education provider that offers an extensive range of educational services for students and professionals including university programs, language training, workforce education and student recruitment.

The General Ledger Assistant Account will be expected to add value to a high energy environment with extremely motivated people and take particular responsibility for ensuring that appropriate financial policies and procedures are emplaced and that compliance requirements are fulfilled. As well as being a highly motivated, team-orientated person, capable of adding value to the Shared Service networks finance function, the General Ledger Assistant Account will need to be a high energy, self-starter who is able to use their initiative and be an active and productive member of a cross functional team. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:               

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles and practices Experience with corporate financial, accounting and administrative information system Experience of accruals, prepayments and balance sheet reconciliations Fluency in some European languages (preferred French/German/Spanish) Analytical skills Ability to work effectively with, and within, a team Capacity to understand and implement internal controls and process improvement Demonstrated computer literacy Effective interpersonal skills with a variety of cultural and ethnic stakeholder groups Computer literacy skills inclusive of demonstrated competence with the Microsoft Office suite Experience in the use of accounting specific software (Oracle, SAP, Sage, etc.) Proactive work habits The ability to work on own initiative, prioritise work, handle pressure of meeting monthly deadlines The ability to monitor and maintain management information systems and procedures The ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and over the telephone with individuals and with a wide variety of organisations and audiences

For more detailed information about this role, please read the attached Position Description. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are eligible to work in the UK on an ongoing basis. Navitas UK is a safeguarding employer and the successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check. What we offer The Navitas Group offers outstanding long-term career opportunities and is values driven and an equal opportunity employer. Navitas reserves the right to fill the position by invitation. Enquiries and applications, including both a covering letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV), should be sent to: Rachel Painter | Europe Shared Service Manager | [email protected] Applications close at 17:00 on Friday 24th February 2017. We regret that due to the volume of the applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Position Description POSITION TITLE: POSITION STATUS: SALARY RANGE: RESPONSIBLE TO: BONUS SCHEME: NO. OF SUBORDINATES: PENSION SCHEME: PROBATION PERIOD: ANNUAL LEAVE:

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General Ledger Assistant Accountant (GLAA) Ongoing following successful probation Dependent on experience Navitas Europe Shared Service GL Accountant EVA 10% of fixed salary 0 Available Three (3) months 36 days inclusive of eight (8) Bank Holidays

Navitas Europe Shared Service Finance Team (Navitas/SAE Europe)

Reports to: Europe Shared Service Centre GL Accountant

1. Overview and Objectives of the Position: Navitas Limited is an Australian owned public listed company. Navitas is an industry leader in providing managed campus services, pre-university and university pathway programmes for domestic (Australia only) and international students, as well as High School Year 10-12, English for leisure; migrant English and academic preparatory programmes, Foundation, Degree, Pre-Masters and Masters programmes in a wide range of disciplines. Navitas Limited is made up of three operating divisions: 1. 2. 3.

University Programmes Division SAE Professional and English Programmes

Navitas conducts a wide range of activities in Asia, North America, Africa, Australia, Continental Europe and the United Kingdom. Navitas Colleges are modern and dynamic educational institutions committed to providing quality educational programmes and excellent student support in an environment that encourages students to achieve the best possible results in their studies. The UK Colleges offer a range of Degree Programme Elements from undergraduate Level 0 (Foundation) to Level 1, 1st Year university studies and postgraduate Masters Preliminary programmes in a wide range of degree pathways. The Colleges are all based on the campus of their Partner University and as such are Associate or Affiliate Colleges of their Partner University. Navitas students benefit from the range of facilities open to all University students. SAE Institute was founded in 1976 and has since grown to become the world’s largest, industry-focussed creative media educator with 54 campuses in 26 countries. SAE’s curriculum has been carefully crafted in consultation with leading industry practitioners to meet the requirements of the global creative media industries. SAE Institute offers a comprehensive course portfolio in creative media fields (audio, film, animation, games development, music business and web) with a strong tradition of practical application and industry recognition.

Currently there are ten (10) Navitas Colleges in the United Kingdom and 24 SAE colleges across Europe (4 in the UK). The Shared Service team is being developed to service all these colleges with expert financial support delivered from Oxford. The Accounts Payable Manager will head up the growing AP team based in Oxford but incorporating European ledgers. Fluency in some European languages is therefore key. The General Ledger Assistant Account will be expected to add value to a high energy environment with extremely motivated people and take particular responsibility for ensuring that appropriate financial policies and procedures are emplaced and that compliance requirements are fulfilled. As well as being a highly motivated, team-orientated person, capable of adding value to the Shared Service networks finance function, the General Ledger Assistant Account will need to be a high energy, self-starter who is able to use their initiative and be an active and productive member of a cross functional team.

2. Key Relationships:

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Service Services GL Accountant

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Director of Shared Services

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Shared Services Finance Manager

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UK & Europe Finance Team

3. Key Result Areas:

Financial Management 

Assisting with the management of the General Ledger for multiple companies across Europe, involving multi ledger/currency transactions.

Financial Transaction Entry and Processing      

Assist with management of Fixed Asset registers for multiple companies and monthly depreciation run. Assist with management of Prepayment balance sheet accounts including monthly release journals Assist with management of Accrual balance sheet accounts including monthly journals Assist with management and entry of Europe Payroll journals monthly Assist in maintaining the integrity of the General Ledger by ensuring that assigned BS accounts are reconciled each month on Blackline. Month end tasks to ensure books are closed within deadline with appropriate journals processed

Team Engagement  

Provide back up and support for other staff as required Attend and participate in professional development & training as required

Quality and Compliance    

Assist in the development and maintenance of finance policy and controls Provide excellent internal and external customer service to colleagues, staff from Navitas/SAE business units, students and other customers at all times Participate in development/improvement projects as required Maintain procedural documentation covering all tasks

Training and Development  

Identify and implement agreed plans for own training and development needs Assist in the training for all members of the Shared Service network on process and compliance requirements

Other Duties and Responsibilities   

Participate in induction and orientation activities as required Any other duties or tasks as directed by Line Manager Undertake such other duties and tasks as may lie within the scope of this post to ensure the effective delivery and development of financial service to the European network

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Qualifications and Selection Criteria

The General Ledger Assistant Accountant will possess:                

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles and practices Experience with corporate financial, accounting and administrative information system Experience of accruals, prepayments and balance sheet reconciliations Fluency in some European languages (preferred French/German/Spanish) Analytical skills Ability to work effectively with, and within, a team Capacity to understand and implement internal controls and process improvement Demonstrated computer literacy Effective interpersonal skills with a variety of cultural and ethnic stakeholder groups Computer literacy skills inclusive of demonstrated competence with the Microsoft Office suite Experience in the use of accounting specific software (Oracle, SAP, Sage, etc.) Proactive work habits The ability to work on own initiative, prioritise work, handle pressure of meeting monthly deadlines The ability to monitor and maintain management information systems and procedures The ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and over the telephone with individuals and with a wide variety of organisations and audiences Knowledge and understanding of the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and Occupational Safety and Health principles and practices

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are eligible to work in the UK on an ongoing basis. Navitas is a safeguarding employer and the successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.