Closing Date:  01/04/2021

Assistant Accountant


Jwaneng, BW

Description: Debswana Diamond Company would like to invite suitably qualified innovative, results oriented and self-driven individuals to apply for the position listed and described below and join a professional team driven by service excellence, where the demands of the business are met by encouraging team work and addressing the needs of the individual.

Purpose of the Role

To provide and coordinate an effective  accounting service to ensure adherence all organisational policies and procedures

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Analyses the sectional area’s financial needs to develop a budget and ensures sufficient financial resources to meet business needs.
  • Advise provisions for bad debt
  • Assist customers with ART subsidy clarification and refunds
  • Compiles health services Vat returns in compliance to the VAT Act
  • Coordinate budget submissions
  • Debtors Ledger management i.e. follow ups on medical aid schemes, rejected invoices & unsigned invoices
  • Ensure all head office returns are processed on time i.e. monthly VAT returns, ART trust fund & Injury on duty reports
  • Ensure cash module balances to physical cash at hand and General Ledger
  • Ensure sub-cash offices are reimbursed timeously and regularly
  • Ensure timeous reports for cost management within Production
  • Ensure users release Service Entries, Purchase requisitions & authorise invoices
  • Ensuring Working Costs journal entries and reallocations
  • Ensuring accurate & timely AR master data management in liaison with DSS
  • Ensuring invoice processing in liaison with DSS successfully resolved/handled
  • Ensuring invoice processing in liaison with DSS successfully resolving/handling
  • Extract and interpret reports as and when required
  • Extracts cost reports, analyse trends & make recommendations
  • Finalises and accumulates financial information to make adjustments, close and balance off General Ledger accounts and period end (Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement) according to organisational procedure
  • Maintains and/or assists with maintaining cash management master data
  • Implements financial policies, procedures and processes and ensures compliance to statutory legislation and regulations
  • Maintains and/or assists with maintaining cost center master data
  • Manage stale cheques
  • Managing internal orders (initiation/set-up, processing/ settlement, & close)
  • Perform cost reviews and record minutes and actions items for follow up
  • Perform month-end processes, clear AR accounts, carry AR balances forward, generate year end reports & make year-end adjustments
  • Performing reconciliations, reporting results & resolving issues arising
  • Prepare for depreciation runs and exclusions postings
  • Process AP down payments requests, retention releases
  • Process accruals and adjustments to ensure accurate General Ledger data
  • Process accruals journals
  • Process journal to record revenue, VAT, debtors & stock
  • Reconcile and analyse the debtors accounts
  • Run month end process and reports
  • Stores issues to contractors mark-up, taxes (VAT)
  • Successfully resolving/handling reconciling items
  • Supervising Cash Book entries and intracompany code transfers
  • investigates and processes all payments not processed by the AP team, including invoices without orders
  • Verify and post invoices and credit notes

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Adheres to all safety, health and environmental policies and procedures in area of responsibility


  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting
  • Added Advantage: Post Graduate Qualification in ACCA / CA / CIMA / BICA or equivalent


3 years experience in an accounting environment preferably in a mining environment

Legal Certification/Professional Registration

  • Registration with the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA)

Technical Competencies

  • General Ledger
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable
  • Asset Accounting
  • Cash Management

Behavioral Competencies

  • (SU_S)_Teamwork & Collaboration (2)
  • (SU_S)_Business Acumen (2)
  • (SU_S)_Change Leadership (1)
  • (SU_S)_Concern for Safety, Health and the Environment (4)
  • (SU_S)_Developing Others (3)
  • (SU_S)_Impact & Influence (2)
  • (SU_S)_Innovation (2)
  • (SU_S)_Managing Performance and Holding People Accountable (4)
  • (SU_S)_Planning, Coordination and Execution (3)
  • (SU_S)_Service Orientation (3)

Debswana is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Fixed Term Contract