Assistant Accountant

Assistant Acccountant

  • Assist the Finance Manager in managing accounting aspects of entities within the group
  • Check and process accounts payable and receivables invoices 
  • Load payments for entities across the Group
  • Based in Mauritius

MSALABS is a global provider of geochemical laboratory services for the exploration and mining industries. We provide analytical services suitable from greenfields exploration through to mine closure, including sample preparation, a complete range of analytical techniques and construction and management of complete on-site laboratories. We also have a global agreement to deploy  PhotonAssay technology across our laboratory network, the revolutionary new technology for gold analysis delivering multiple advantages over the traditional fire assay process.

MSALABS is looking to hire an Assistant Accountant to work with its Finance Manager.

 Job Summary

The Assistant Accountant will be responsible for assisting the Finance Manager in managing the accounting aspects of entities within the MSALABS Group, checking and processing accounts payable and receivables invoices, including checking payment consolidations from entities of the Group as per established procedures, loading payments for entities across the Group and posting weekly and monthly bank reconciliations.

This role reports to the Finance Manager.

Job functions and responsibilities

  • Process and settle invoices (Accounts Payable and Receivable) on the ERP system, ensure approvals of all invoices are receiving before processing
  • Liaise with vendors on all queries as and when required, check with Operation Managers in respective country to ensure the information is correct
  • Update cash book and post bank transactions on the ERP system daily, ensure that transactions reconcile with the bank statement, and payments and receipts are correctly allocated to the right vendor/customer, send remittance advice/swift copies to vendors
  • Prepare/Review payment consolidations including:
  • Verification of supporting documents
  • Ensure that payment approvals comply with the Authority Matrix and the approved monthly cash plan
  • Liaise with the local finance team to resolve issues
  • Prepare payment consolidation, create beneficiary, load payment on banking portal, prepare manual bank instructions
  • Daily/Weekly payment status update:
  • Liaise with local Finance team for confirmation, especially for international vendors
  • Liaise with the bank to ensure payment has been released
  • Provide supporting documents to the bank, as and when required
  • Prepare/Review supplier and customer reconciliations for entities across the group
  • Ensure proper follow-up for prepayments made to vendors, to liaise with Operations to get the invoice once items are received
  • Petty cash:
  • Liaise with local Finance team to get the petty cash summary and receipts for all expenses, check that all receipts match with the expenses
  • Ensure the approval complied with the Approval Matrix
  • Ensure timely replenishment of the petty cash by liaising with the local team
  • Post the transactions weekly/monthly and prepare the reconciliation on the ERP system
  • Extract reports from the ERP system and assist for end of month postings
  • Perform ad-hoc/ accounting duties as requested by the Finance Manager
  • Performing research to identify potential suppliers and evaluating their qualifications.


  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to interact with diverse cultures
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Bilingual in English and French – desirable
  • Previous experience with Accpac system – preferred
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft suite skills
  • Strong eye for detail and ability to closely follow procedures while identifying areas of potential improvement and efficiency
  • Flexible and ready to work outside normal hours when required
  • Good time management skills

Training and Education Requirements

  • Degree level relevant qualification or ACCA Level 2

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of three years’ similar experience
  • Experience in an international environment would be a definite advantage

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae and cover letter to:

The Company reserves the right: 

  1. To contact only the best qualified candidates to participate in the selection exercise. 
  2. Not to make any appointment following this advertisement.