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Assistant Accountant

Job Title: Assistant Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ebene, Mauritius
Salary: Attractive
Reference: 3328
Contact Name: Rachel Christine
Job Published: January 23, 2018 11:14

Job Description

A specialist service provider, operating in the offshore sector, is looking for an Assistant Accountant. She/ he will report directly to the Accountant Manager.


  • Perform general clerical duties to include, but not limited to, copying, faxing, mailing and filing
  • Assist in preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Liaise with external parties according to the needs of the client
  • Maintain the accounting records and prepare all financial reports in accordance with IFRS
  • Bookkeeping on a regular basis to agreed deadlines
  • Monitoring and manage receipt of necessary information for its accuracy and completeness
  • Liaise with clients to keep them up to date regarding accounting matters
  • Perform accounting function (Bank Reconciliations, analysis etc.) for all client entities
  • Review of files and journal entries
  • Review payment instructions prior to filing or execution
  • Tax: Doing tax returns; quarterly computations & filing; upload tax returns on MNS and arrange for electronic filing; quarterly filing of CIS managers/corporate & APS tax filing
  • Filing: Filing of audited financial statements& financial summaries with FSC, ROC or MRA where applicable; required filings with MRA – PAYE/VAT/NPS/TDS; filings with BOM
  • Assist in the audit process. Including but not limited to ensuring that engagement letter has been signed, attend to audit queries, rigorous follow-up with client and other third parties to clear pending queries
  • Liaise with clients, banks, FSC, MRA, auditors etc.
  • Daily and effective input on timesheet or any time management system
  • VAT: Preparation of monthly and quarterly VAT Returns; Follow up VAT repayments and clarify any issues with relevant parties
  • Any other cognate duties that may from time to time be required which are appropriate to the role and business requirements.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Degree in Accounting or has embarked on ACCA Level 2 studies
  • 2-3 years of working experience in a similar position within the offshore sector
  • Hands-on experience in SAGE Evolution software would be an advantage
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - ability to draft effective communications (emails, letters, memos, instructions) with good grammar, spelling & proofreading skills
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work in a fast moving, demanding, high-pressure environment and maintain confidentiality
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work well as an individual and in team
  • Computer Literate: Ms. Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook