Payroll Clerk at M-KOPA

On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
M-KOPA is seeking:
Position Title:
Location: Nairobi HQ Office
Position Start: As Soon As Possible
Reporting to: HR Manager
Overall Purpose:
Being the point person in providing End to End administrative
processing of office & field based staff payroll for 500+ employees.
Providing support to the HR/FINANCE departments.
About M-KOPA Solar: M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of “pay-as-you-go” energy for off-grid customers.
Since its commercial launch in October 2012, M-KOPA has connected more than 200,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, and is now adding over 500 new homes each day.
The success of M-KOPA (M= mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable to low-income households on a pay-per-use installment plan. 
 
Customers acquire solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage “credits” for US $0.45, or less than the price of traditional kerosene lighting. After one year of payments customers own their solar systems outright and can upgrade to more power.
All revenues are collected in real-time via mobile money systems (such as M-PESA in Kenya) and embedded GSM sensors in each solar system allow M-KOPA to monitor real time performance and regulate usage based upon payments. 
This connected design means that M-KOPA is processing vast amounts of data (i.e. over 10,000 mobile payments per day) via the company’s proprietary cloud platform, M-KOPAnet.
As of May 2015 M-KOPA employs over 650 full time staff across East Africa and sells through a network of 1,000 direct sales agents. It has also commenced licensing its technology to partners in other markets.

M-KOPA has been recognised for its pioneering business mode and scale, notably winning the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize, being selected as the top New Energy Pioneer at the 2014 Bloomberg New Energy Finance awards and earning the 2013 FT/IFC Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award.
 
Role Profile
Key Accountabilities
  • Ensuring timely preparation of salaries and employee compensation.
  • Effecting statutory deductions in payroll and timely remittance of the same.
  • Addressing all staff matters related to payroll.
  • Updates payroll records by reviewing and approving changes in commissions, advances, exemptions, savings deductions, and job titles, and department/ division transfers.
  • Prepares reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions
  • Balances the payroll accounts by resolving payroll discrepancies.
  • Maintains payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering data.
  • Maintains payroll operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Process and close periodic payrolls
  • Print/Issue payslips
  • Process employment verifications
Incumbent Requirements
  • A minimum of a Diploma in a relevant field (HR/ Accounting/ Finance preferred)
  • Minimum four years (4) experience processing payroll in the public or private sector.
  • Knowledge in Kenyan labor laws, statutory regulations and employee relations
  • Good planning, organizational, communication and analytical skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, information analysis and reporting
  • High degree of confidentiality
  • Must be computer literate and well conversant Using Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Exposure to SAGE/SAP/ORACLE is a plus
Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.
 
To Apply
To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to [email protected] with the subject EV-HFPC-616
Deadline for applications is Friday July 31st, 2015
Please Note: Due to the large number of applications received by us, we regret that you will not be contacted unless you are short listed for the post and invited for an interview. Therefore, if you have not heard from

M-KOPA within 4 weeks of the date of the deadline your application, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

This measure has been taken in the interests of efficiency and cost effectiveness and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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