Payroll Accountant Jobs at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

On Sunday, May 19th, 2013

A member Center of the CGIAR Consortium

Payroll Accountant

REF: PA/AC/05/13

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in East, West and southern Africa and South, Southeast and East Asia.
CGIAR is a global agricultural research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by 15 research centres that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.
The Position

  • This position exists to assist with the administration of the payroll for IRS, NRS, Students, and Casuals at ILRI.
  • Key responsibilities
  • Preparation of payrolls for IRS, NRS, Students, Casuals;
  • Management of overtime system;
  • Effecting changes to payroll- on new employees, overtime, salary changes to basic pay, education, security and housing allowances;
  • Effecting deductions from payroll – statutory deductions, car hire, telephone, advances, bank loans, cooperative loans, insurances, pensions, medical excesses, etc.
  • Computing terminal dues and pensions payable on separation;
  • Pass provision entries for home leave allowances, staff development fund, catastrophic insurance, staff insurances and Severance pay;
  • Preparation of payment requests for payroll transactions. Preparation and input of salary journal;
  • Reconciliation of payroll related control accounts. Overall month to month reconciliation of payrolls;
  • Monthly update of the staff time on ilrinet and cost allocation system.


  • CPA K, with undergraduate degree in an accounting field;
  • Training in PAYE administration;
  • 3 years’ experience in finance with progressive experience in computerized payroll administration and preparation ;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of local labour laws would be an added advantage;
  • Ability to multi-task in dealing with several different issues at a time;
  • Ability to work under high pressure, meet deadlines, monitor and follow-up on pending matters under minimum supervision;
  • Ability to communicate fluently in writing and verbally in English.

Terms of Appointment
This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus.  The position is on a 2 year contract with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.
Job level and salary
This position is job Grade 2C with a starting gross salary of KES 116,417 per month. This is exclusive of other benefits provided by ILRI.
Location: The position will be based at the ILRI, Nairobi.
How to Apply
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV combined as one document addressed to the Human Resources Director, explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience by 24th May 2013. Log on to: The position title and reference number REF: PA/AC/05/13 should be clearly marked on the cover letter. Only online applications will be considered, and only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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