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Account Payable Assistant - Nouakchott

Job Field:
Financial Jobs
Accounting & Control Jobs
Africa, Mauritania, West Africa
Mauritania All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
Job Ref:

Lieu: Nouakchott, Nouakchott, Mauritanie

Based in Mauritania, Kinross Tasiast is set to become one of the great gold finds of our generation. It is the first mine in a highly prospective greenstone belt, located within an extensive gold system that is largely underexplored.

Purpose of Role


Reporting to the Accounts Payable Supervisor, this role is responsible for the accounts payable function for local vendors.

Key Areas of Responsibility & Duties 


  • Enters vendor invoices in JDE through three way match and standard voucher.
  • Reviews all vendor invoices for appropriate documentation and Mauritanian requirements.
  • Physical and electronic filing of invoices.
  • Preparing vendor statement reconciliations and resolution of reconciling items.
  • Prioritizes vendor invoices according to payment terms.
  • Reviews AP aging reports and investigates reasons for aged items.
  • Serves as a contact point for vendor inquiries.
  • Works with Supply Chain personnel to resolve differences between purchase orders and invoices from vendors.
  • Ad hoc reporting as required.

Education and Experience


  • School level qualification.
  • Degree from an authorized institution in finance, business administration, accounting, economics or other closely related courses would be a plus
  • Experience of accounts payable modules in ERP accounting packages, preferably JDE.
  • Experience in the use of data entry programs.
  • Two-five years’ work experience preferred.
  • Good IT skills in Microsoft Excel and Word



  • Self-motivated and committed to taking personal responsibility for delivering results.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Innovative and creative approach to setting goals and objectives for continuous improvement.
  • Pleasant and courteous style and ability to work well in a team.
  • Fluent in French and reasonable level of English.
  • Commitment to working with integrity and understanding of how to ensure compliance with business ethics. 


Only applications from Mauritanian citizens that hold appropriate working rights will be considered


Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.

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