Working as an accounting technician

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Q: I would like to know if the job as an Accounting Technician with the following duties is halaal or not:

Duties :

1. To prepare and examine vouchers.

2. To input and verify records.

3. To process payroll and arrange for payments of salaries and deductions.

4. To write cheques, seek signatures and ensure dispatch by Registry.

5. To collect and examine revenue and make remittances to Bank.

6. To verify transactions through e-banking facilities offered by Banks.

7. To compute interest payable on line of credit or loan and arrange for payment thereof.

8. To prepare and examine invoices, insurance and other claims.

9. To ensure that financial accounting and stores regulations are understood, correctly applied and fully complied with.

10. To maintain financial, costing and budget records.

11. To ensure correctness of payment vouchers including wages pay sheets

12. To maintain salary records.

13. To submit and recover Insurance, dispatch money and other claims.

14. To request for proposals of rates from banks and to evaluate proposals.

15. To prepare cash flows for foreign currency Account and Mauritian Rupee Account.

16. To perform inter bank and inter Account transfer for management of Treasury.

17. To arrange for insurance cover and declaration of stocks.

18. To prepare Bank Reconciliation Statement.

19. To effect electronic payments to authorised bodies.

20. To reconcile sales with returns from other sections.

21. To collect, verify, classify, record and report on financial and costing data.

22. To prepare monthly management Accounts and returns to Government agencies.

23. To maintain record of commodity prices on international market.

24. To maintain computerised Fixed Asset Register.

25. To maintain data on cost items for pricing purposes.

26. To prepare statistical data required by Government and agencies.

27. To assist in the Management of debtors and creditors and transfer of balances and inter bank accounts.

28. To assist in the preparation of Budgets and Final Accounts.

29. To assist the Senior Accounting Technician in the preparation of price schedules defined under the Consumer Protection (Control of price of petroleum products)

30. To perform IT related duties

31. To perform such other duties directly related to the main duties above or related to the delivery of the output and results from Accounting Technicians in the roles ascribed to them.

Thanking you in advance for your time and consideration.


A: The following are doubtful aspects. Hence, abstain from it.

7. To compute interest payable on line of credit or loan and arrange for payment thereof.

13. To submit and recover Insurance, despatch money and other claims.

17. To arrange for insurance cover and declaration of stocks.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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