Accountant, 6 months contract – renewable (Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing) – Bambous, Mauritius

Indian Ocean
Posted 2 months ago

Reference No. Reference Number: LBG004

Reference Number: LBG004

Job Description:

Our client within the investment space is currently seeking an Accountant. The purpose of the accountant is to assist the Accounts Manager. The primary role of the accountant is the accurate maintenance of financial data, from source documentation to Trial Balance. Furthermore, the Accountant is expected to maintain the necessary balance sheet reconciliations and ensure liabilities are settled in a timely manner. The accountant will also assist in the analysis and preparation of data to be used in monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc reporting. The position currently reports to the Accounts Manager. Within the organisation, the position has primary working relationships with the Investment Operations teams, Treasury, Payroll and the Fund Financial Management teams. Externally, the primary interaction will be with service providers such as the banks, the suppliers and the audit team under the guidance of the Accounts Manager.



Bookkeeping, General ledger and Trial Balance:

  • Verification, allocation and posting of detail transactions to accounts.
  • Bank reconciliations.
  • Processing of journals and correcting entries.
  • Produce final Trial Balance.
  • Analyse and reconcile ledger accounts including debtors and creditors reconciliations.
  • Prepare and reconcile intercompany forex worksheet and ensure intercompany balances and transactions agree.
  • Prepare reconciliations and analysis as part of the maintenance of the month end files as required by the Accounts Manager.

Purchasing and creditors:

  • Check and update transactions.
  • Creditor reconciliations.
  • Prepare creditor batch payments for release.
  • Ensure creditor balances cleared monthly.
  • Follow up on long outstanding creditors.

Invoicing and debtors:

  • Prepare customer invoices (and credit notes).
  • Debtors’ reconciliations.
  • Analysis on debtors as required by the Accounts Manager.
  • Ensure debtors balances are cleared monthly and follow up on long outstanding debtors.


  • Preparation of specific reports as required by Accounts Manager.
  • Weekly cash requirement reports for discussion with Accounts Manager.
  • Report on overdue Debtors and actions taken to correct.
  • Report on overdue Creditors and actions taken to correct.
  • Prepare monthly Management packs.
  • Prepare and analyse monthly fund manager reports.


  • Tax calculations for purposes of submitting the required returns (monthly and annually)
  • Allocate and capture transactions


  • Prepare Draft Financial Statements for audit.
  • Prepare audit working papers.
  • Assist auditors with queries.
  • Pass audit journals in accounts and Draft Financial Statements.
  • Prepare responses to Management letters received.
  • Re-run year end management packs including audit adjustments.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Degree in accounting required or partly qualified ACCA or CIMA
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in General Accounting and Bookkeeping: preparation of financial reports and handling bank transactions.
  • Excellent financial and analytical skills.
  • Sound experience in Pastel Evolution, Microsoft Excel and knowledge of automated drafting of Financial Statements.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting and fund manager practices and principles.


If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Leroy Gona at

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