Assistant Accountant – Gaborone


Bayport Financial Services is looking for an Assistant Accountant. This role requires someone who is professional, motivated, and energetic. They should also possess a high level of customer centricity.

The post is tenable in Gaborone

Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • Prepare the payroll for all commission earning staff ensuring timely payment
  • Prepare the relevant payroll journal entry for review by the Assistant Financial Accountant
  • Maintain all commission related accounts and preparing monthly reconciliations
  • Attend to agent queries timeously.
  • Performing the designated bank reconciliation statements on a monthly basis.

Accounts Payable

  • Data capture into the company’s accounting system.
  • Management of accounts payable processing into the company’s accounting system
  • Performing monthly individual supplier reconciliations.
  • Making foreign exchange denominated supplier payments.
  • Making payments to local suppliers.
  • Verify supporting documents for validity, accuracy and completeness, and capture the payments and/or receipts on the accounting system.


  • Processing of rental payments
  • Performing the IAS 17 adjustments based on current lease agreements
  • Ensuring that rental payments are made for new offices occupied and working with Operations to ensure that deposits on old premises are received
  • Ensuring the WHT on rental is made and recorded in the correct ledger


  • Prepare the IAS 39 computation and process related journal entries
  • Prepare the Loan Book reconciliation on a monthly basis and ensure unexplained differences are minimal.


  • Internal controls, systems and procedures
  • Risk identification
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
  • Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met
  • Participate in the external audit process
  • To perform any other duties of a permanent nature or temporary nature as assigned by the supervisor.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Customer Oriented
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to apply accounting knowledge
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (MS Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Academic Qualifications & Experience

  • Diploma in AAT
  • 2-3 years in a financial services industry.
  • VIP payroll software knowledge.
  • Advanced Excel Training
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Knowledge of IFRS

Closing date and application instructions

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a comprehensive application complete with curriculum vitae to no later than 08 th November 2019 .

Bayport will enter into correspondence with only shortlisted candidates.




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