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accounts payable clerk

Port Louis
Port Louis
2 years
banking and finance
full time
not specified
more than 60 days ago
A US based company with an operational focus on producing clean renewable energy/solar energy and providing a greener and cleaner alternative for power generation in Africa has now opened an office in Riche Terre. They are looking for a qualified Accounts Payable Clerk.

Job Summary
An accounts payable administrator or clerk is generally responsible for processing invoices and issuing payments and a number of related tasks are included in this function. This position will be responsible for corporate accounts payable, daily input of invoices, weekly/monthly check run process, vendor setup, monitor and review compliance, data input on the software and other duties as assigned. Completes payments and controls expenses by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices.

Individual should have strong communication, work ethic and analytical skills. In addition an unwavering attention to detail, follow-up skills and working in a team environment as well as individually are essential.


• Resolve complex invoice queries with vendors
• Charge expenses to accounts and cost centers by correctly coding and batching the invoices
• Pay vendors based on credit terms in place. Negotiate and apply for credit terms where needed
• Schedule and prepare cheques/payment runs for electronic payment
• Resolve purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation insuring credit is received for outstanding memos issuing stop-payments where needed
• Process vendor payments on the system
• Maintain accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions
• Verify vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions
• Reconcile the Accounts Payable ledger to the General Ledger on a regular and ongoing basis
• Maintain historical records by filing documents
• Report taxes VAT and TDS by calculating requirements
• To assist with the preparation of cash forecasts
• Prepare management reports on a regular basis as requested
• Full understanding of the accounting cycle up to Trial Balance level

Profile Specification

• Partly Qualified ACCA or completed CAT
• At least 1-2 years work experience
• Audit experience in a large firm and experience in the construction industry would be preferable
• Knowledge of Mauritian laws and regulations surrounding taxes VAT, TDS, Corporate Tax
• Keen to continuously learn, develop and improve professionally and personally
• Detail oriented person with a good business understanding
• Be able to meet strict deadlines and work under pressure
• Self-Starter
• Previous experience with an ERP system would be advantageous
• Working knowledge of the full Microsoft Office suite Word, Excel, Power Point to at least intermediate/advance stage
• Protects organizations value by keeping information confidential
• The ideal candidate will need to be willing to work long hours alongside the Controller where needed and take initiative to head off issues before these arise

Key Competencies
• organizing and prioritizing
• attention to detail and accuracy
• confidentiality
• good judgment
• communication skills
• information management skills
• problem-solving skills
• team work
• ability to meet deadline

Applicants must have the right to live and work in Mauritius.
Fluency in English both written and spoken is essential.
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