Accounts Officer/Bookkeeper

  • Wesant Limited
  • Port Louis
  • 14/11/2019
Full time Accounting Admin-Clerical

Job Description

This position will entail a combination of bookkeeping and purchasing. 

Duties will include:

  • Generation of purchase orders with efficient follow up with the supplier to obtain an invoice
  • Generation of invoices and follow up on payment from customers.
  • Resolving billing discrepancies.
  • Preparing employees’ compensation by the end of each month using payroll software.
  • Filing returns and monthly contributions to the Mauritius Revenue Authority.
  • Monitoring accounts and proper organization of invoices files.
  • Updating financial databases.
  • Reconcile financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.
  • Performing bank reconciliation
  • Tracking payment, updating and sending off statement of accounts to customer at each month end.
  • Preparing documentation for delivery/export of the final product and dealing with the customer to update the latter about the consignment.
  • Assist with the sourcing of products and purchasing of imported goods
  • Liaising with suppliers for tracking shipment details, locations, ETAs.
  • Liaise with customs and other local authorities.
  • Providing support to the director, other employees and office visitors.
  • Any other duties assigned by the management.

This candidate needs to possess the following skills and/or meet the following requirements:

  • Extremely good communication and people skills, must be proficient in English
  • Minimum two years bookkeeping experience
  • Experience in purchasing will be beneficial
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Or Google Suites)
  • Experience with Pastel or Quickbooks is a necessity
  • General accounting and office administration experience
  • Ability to create and maintain efficient and effective record keeping systems
  • Experience in the manufacturing sector will be beneficial
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Practices
  • Experience with Mauritian tax laws and statutory returns would be beneficial.
  • Must be able to work independently, pay meticulous attention to detail and meet deadlines