Payroll Accountant at BDO East Africa

On Friday, June 10th, 2016
BDO EA Kenya seeks to employ a Payroll Accountant who will be responsible for managing client payrolls, handling administrative, technical and reporting functions in the area of payroll and employee benefits. 
The incumbent will manage communication and liaison with clients under him and will be responsible for all deliverables for these clients.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Receive instructions from a variety of clients 
  • Ensures the accuracy of payrolls by auditing departmental pay authorizations and verifying deductions from wages. 
  • Manages the payment of wages and salaries via the accounting system and prepares periodic payroll reports.
  • Reviews payrolls for compliance with the Company budget, personnel policies and wage and withholding laws including KRA regulations for reporting and withholding, Kenyan Labour Law requirements related to payroll practices and recordkeeping.
  • Maintains personnel and pay records for Company employees to ensure accurate integration of such records with the payroll and benefit systems.
  • Administers and interprets the enforcement of provisions of the NHIF and NSSF statutory bodies.
  • Billing of clients for services rendered, as well as colleting on the same.
  • Utilizes the IT provisions to maintain, retrieve and program data for analyses and reports.
  • Maintains awareness of current rules and regulations pertinent to payroll, retirement and benefits and ensures the timeliness and accuracy of payroll, insurance premiums and claim payments.
  • Recommends changes in payroll policies and procedures.
  • Monitors changes in laws and regulations pertaining to payroll which require Company policy changes and notifies the Administrator
  • Maintains frequent contact with department heads, programming staff and State agencies.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related area preferably with a major in Accounting
  • At least 3 years of practical experience in client payroll, accounting, employee benefits, financial or statistical records.
  • Experience working as a Payroll Accountant is a MUST.
Skills
  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to interact with clients at highest levels and resolve issues arising with diligence.
  • Ability to comprehend a broad spectrum of issues from our clients and provide advice or solutions as required.
How to Apply
Applicants who meet the above criteria should submit a Cover Letter and updated CV as one document with 3 Referees by e-mail to: [email protected], together with full contact details, including daytime telephone number and email address.
The applications should be received on or before Friday 17th June 2016. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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