Financial Accountant - Mauritius

CrossBoundary

CrossBoundary

Accounting & Finance
Rivière du Rempart, Mauritius
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Financial Accountant

About the Firm

Founded in 2011, CrossBoundary is a mission-driven investment firm committed to unlocking the power of capital for sustainable growth and strong returns in underserved markets. CrossBoundary provides transaction and investment advisory services, having developed a specialized expertise in unleashing investment across all sectors in these markets. Our advisory clients include governments, development finance institutions, private equity firms, Fortune 100 companies, and research institutions. Learn more at www.crossboundary.com

Job Description

CrossBoundary is recruiting a Financial Accountant

The duties of the Financial Accountant will revolve around ensuring that the business is operating effectively and efficiently. Main responsibilities will include managing accounting records, evaluating, and managing risk, ensuring compliance with regulations, publishing financial statements, overseeing accounting operations, analyzing financial data, monitoring expenditure, forecasting revenue, coordinating auditing processes, and ensuring accuracy of financial information. The candidate will work directly with the Finance and Operations Manager and management team to dynamically run the business both locally and internationally.

Who We Are

CrossBoundary operates in frontier markets that also hold immense investment opportunities. The chosen candidate will play an important role in a unique team with the opportunity to have a transformational impact on the renewable energy landscape in Africa. Team members come from diverse backgrounds, but share several qualities: curiosity, humility, integrity, a drive for excellence, and a bias for action.

Who You Are

  • You are a self-starter who is passionate about creating lasting change within emerging markets
  • You have a background in accounting for businesses who operate in emerging markets, with Africa experience being considered favourably
  • You possess excellent attention to detail, but are solution-oriented and able to operate in environments that are constantly changing
  • You are comfortable managing multiple work streams simultaneously, and can prioritise and effectively deliver on tasks within the deadline
  • You are interested in leveraging automated systems/ platforms to streamline processes

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all aspects of financial reporting including monthly closings, monthly/ quarterly financial statement preparation, financial and statutory audit, general ledger, fixed assets, accounts receivable and accounts payable
    • Ensure all transactions are recorded and coded accurately in Sage X3
      • Perform bank reconciliations
      • Perform intercompany reconciliations
      • Prepare consolidated accounts
      • Prepare tax returns
    • Liaise with the accountants in country to ensure local accounts are prepared timeously and accurately
      • Review and approve local tax submissions
      • Review local accounts
  • Prepare monthly invoicing run
  • Process weekly payment runs
  • Monitor accounts to ensure payments are up to date
  • Maintain asset register
  • Prepare payroll
  • Assist with providing information to external auditors for the annual audit
  • Assist with opening of new entities in new geographies
  • Assist with opening of bank accounts
  • Assist with other administration/ operational functions
  • Ad Hoc duties and support to the broader team

Qualifications

Ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Certified public accountant (CPA, K) or ACCA qualification
  • 3 –4 years’ post qualifying experience

Think you have what it takes but are not sure you check every box? Research shows that while men apply to roles when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women often only apply when they meet every requirement. If you're passionate about what we're building, we want to hear from you!

Location

Rivière du Rempart, Mauritius

Equal Opportunity Employer

CrossBoundary is an equal opportunity employer. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to human.resources@crossboundary.com

Contact

Interested candidates should apply at https://www.crossboundary.com/careers/.