Bookkeeper

Recruiter
Mafriq - An associated company of IOEC
Location
Mauritius (MU)
Salary
Salary will be market related and based on experience
Posted
10 Apr 2024
Closes
10 May 2024
Ref
Bookeeper_MU
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Mafriq an international trading house and group of companies with over 50 years’ experience specializing in the export of FMCG's, fruit and vegetables, meat, wines and building materials to over 45 countries throughout the world. 

We are looking for a dynamic and structured bookkeeper to work with the accounts for the various business entities both in Mauritius and Seychelles. The ideal candidate must have experience working with Syspro as an accounting package, a solid understanding of foreign exchange processes and experience in working in multi-currency accounting systems, and preferably, exposure to working in the export industry. The ideal candidate must have the ability to multitask and work accurately under pressure.

This position is based in Grand Baie, Mauritius, reporting to our Executive Finance Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

Financial Record Keeping

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records using the Syspro accounting system.
  • Record and reconcile financial transactions, including invoices, payments, and expenses.
  • Monitor and report on expenses against budgets.
  • Highlight any variances or discrepancies and provide data and documentation for financial analysis.

Foreign Exchange Management

  • Monitor and manage foreign exchange transactions to ensure accurate recording and reporting.
  • Work closely with relevant departments to mitigate foreign exchange risks and optimize currency-related processes.

Bank Reconciliation

  • Perform regular bank reconciliations to ensure accuracy between financial records and bank statements.
  • Investigate and resolve any discrepancies in a timely manner.

Accounts Payable and Receivable

  • Process invoices, prepare payments, and manage accounts payable.
  • Assist in the collection and recording of accounts receivable.

Financial Reporting

  • Assist in the preparation of basic financial reports, including profit and loss statements and balance sheets.
  • Generate financial reports for management review and decision-making.

Compliance

  • Ensure compliance with relevant financial regulations and company policies.
  • Support in the preparation of documents for audits and regulatory inspections.

Communication and Collaboration

  • Collaborate with colleagues in various departments to gather financial information and ensure accuracy in reporting.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders regarding financial matters.

Assist in Audits

  • Support internal and external auditors by providing requested documentation.
  • Ensure compliance with established internal controls.

Record Maintenance

  • Maintain organized and up-to-date financial records.
  • File and archive financial documents for future reference.

Adhoc Tasks

  • Assist with additional tasks and projects as assigned by senior team members.
  • Collaborate with the finance team to ensure smooth day-to-day operations.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in bookkeeping or a related field.
  • Proficiency in using the Syspro accounting system.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft excel at an intermediary level.
  • Experience in dealing with Foreign Exchange is essential.
  • Knowledge of export industry practices is advantageous.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Diploma in Accounting or equivalent.

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