Stonehage Fleming (Mauritius) Limited

Client Accountant

Location
Moka, Mauritius
Salary
Open - Negotiable
Posted
18 Apr 2024
Closes
18 May 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified, Newly qualified

OVERALL PURPOSE

To provide an accounting and tax service offering to our Clients as well as to the allocated Client Relationship Managers (CRM) building strong service relationships to enhance, retain and grow business. The Accountant will perform various accounting, servicing, coordinating, support and relationship management activities to assist with the day-to-day duties of accounting services for a portfolio of Clients. The strategy is to grow this service offering and team over time. The Accountant forms an integral part of the Clients service centre, bringing together the skills, systems, processes and procedures relating to Client accounting.

PRINCIPAL ELEMENTS AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

Take full personal ownership, responsibility and accountability of all transactions, interaction and enquiries for the allocated Client portfolio. This will include, but not be limited to:

  • Providing day-to-day accounting and other services to allocated clients;
  • Preparing trial balances, management accounts;
  • Type out and format the client’s annual financial statements;
  • Carrying out, on a timely basis, all administrative tasks assigned;
  • Assist the accountants with any requests that come from the client;
  • Applying standard procedures to facilitate the rendering of quality services to clients in a consistent, effective and efficient manner and exercising quality control to ensure that all accounting reports conform to set standards;
  • Assisting to ensure that clients’ files (be it electronic or paper based) are organised, completed and up to date;
  • Recording all time spent accurately to facilitate invoicing and internal reporting;
  • Follow processes and procedures, working to set quality standards and keeping to agreed turnaround times;
  • Ensure that client queries and/or complaints are dealt with efficiently and timeously, and escalated immediately where needed;
  • Ensure the highest level of service, quality of work and support to our Clients, the CRM other areas internally as well as other teams within Stonehage Fleming;
  • Liaise with internal departments to promote clear channels of communication and working relationships;
  • Provide ad hoc assistance with projects and analyses
  • Demonstrate the company's values on a daily basis.

RISK MANAGEMENT

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining controls relevant to the position.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Has a BCom (Accounting) or equivalent degree / diploma;
  • Has 3 to 5 years practical experience in auditing or accounting, ideally in the professional services or financial services industry;
  • Has proven experiences in preparing annual financial statements for Global Business Companies

COMPETENCIES, SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS

  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Excellent attention to detail, delivering work of a high standard
  • Proactive, solution focused with proven analytical and problem‐solving abilities
  • Team oriented with flexible approach
  • Ability to use initiative and work independently
  • Integrity, accountability and professionalism
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Able to structure work logically and efficiently and executes accordingly in a high-pressure environment

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