Accountant Receivable Assistant

Purpose of the position 

To provide financial, clerical and administrative services to ensure efficient, timely and accurate receipt of payments for accounts under his/her control.


Responsibilities & duties

  1. Ensure that each student receives outstanding service by providing a friendly environment, which includes greeting and acknowledging every student, maintaining outstanding standards, solid product knowledge and all other aspects of customer service

  2. Work as front desk person for Finance Department – Bursar Office to help and direct, students and other customers, and answering inquiries related to tuition and fees settlement and advising them generally about complying with AUIS internal policies and procedures 

  3. Processing and sending invoices to students (tuition, board and room fees, penalty charges, etc..) to APP, Undergraduates & MBA students

  4. Receive cash payments from students or other University’s customers in any of the following accepted forms, then entering them into the accounting system (SONIS “Student Information System” and QuickBooks): 

    1. Student tuition and fees, current or received in advance from the student or student sponsors

    2. Sponsorship and scholarship funding

    3. Miscellaneous fees from students (e.g. board and room, ID replacement, penalty damage and other charges)

  5. Enter new customer (student, donor, etc.) to the system (prior to entering check the customer name in the system)

  6. Place and remove financial holds on students’ account when needed “due to student’s arrears”

  7. Liaising with other departments to resolve any student accounts related issues

  8. Updating Finance/Admission share drive for student payments on daily basis

  9. Updating Finance/Student Service share drive for student board and rooms payments on daily basis

  10. Maintain the accounts receivable filing system to ensure that files are kept secure and up to date

  11. Maintain students file folder and create new file folders for newly admitted students 

  12. Checking receivable transactions on daily and monthly bases and produce reports to the Bursar

  13. Other daily duties that is required according to the department’s needs


Education and Experience

  1. A university degree in a relevant field (e.g. accounting or finance) or equivalent work experience.

  2. 2-3 years of progressively responsible accounting experience, preferably working experience within an educational institution. 

  3. Good working knowledge of accounting especially in accounts receivable

  4. Good written and spoken English, Arabic and Kurdish Language skills.

  5. Solid attention to detail to ensure accuracy of information.

  6. Well organized, with a strong sense of meeting the deadlines.

  7. Proven working knowledge of personal computer software, including Microsoft Office, and knowledge of accounting software (SONIS “Student Information System” and QuickBooks are preferable).


Applicants should submit the following materials via email, with “Accountant Receivable Assistant” in the subject line, to

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum vitae


No telephone calls please. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for a follow-up interview.  AUIS is an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity employer that believes cultural diversity is essential to education.