Accountant Job in Kenya – NGO 2020
Career Employment Kenya: Accountant Job in Kenya – NGO 2020
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

The International
Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a
Cost Accountant to
conduct cost-benefit analyses, forecast future financial requirements and
analyse full costing and full cost recovery across the Institute.

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce
poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and
sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres
dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world.
Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and
projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern
and West Africa.


  • Liaise with different units for
    inputs to aid in consolidation of monthly management reports
  • Facilitate consolidation of
    internal reports and share sufficiently detailed accounts and analysis for
    senior management review and decision making.
  • Prepare and analyse monthly
    support units reports and share with budget holders.
  • Share status updates and other
    ad hoc reports depicting different performance areas – as and when
  • Continuously review reporting
    processes to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Accurate costing and pooling of
    identical services together, identifying cost drivers and ensuring full
    charge/recovery by users.
  • Ensure staff global costs are
    frequently updated with new employees, salary revisions and changes in
  • Assess different costing
    approaches for suitability to the Institute’s business model and to ensure
    each unit/project pays its fair share of costs.
  • Review incomes for selected
    units to ensure no recoveries are missed and liaising with unit heads to
    identify alternative recovery mechanisms.
  • Conduct cost-benefit analysis
    for different investment proposals and advise on suitability.
  • Review all the existing cost
    pools and ensure they’re accurately costed. Identify/ review cost drivers
    and ensure monthly efficient recovery from all users of services.
  • Frequently update budget
    templates with new recharge prices including staff global costs.
  • Maintain an updated Product
    Listing for all Institute services, their cost basis, current prices,
    users and the unit providing the services.
  • Continually monitor recoveries
    in all units and highlight all units that are not meeting expected
    targets. Provide assistance where needed.
  • Actively support implementation
    of the ERP in the area of responsibility.
  • Reviewing past performance
    records, understanding the present and analysing trends to come up with
    projections for the future.
  • Developing different financial
    health indicators and doing comparisons/benchmarking with similar
  • Manage data records and
    relevant databases in physical and soft copy forms;
  • Provide additional support on
    demand to the clients of the unit;
  • Build capacity within the
    department on all aspects of this job to ensure continuity;
  • Help other unit members to
    learn and excel in their work.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance,
    Accounting or related field
  • Full accounting qualifications
    – CPA (K) or ACCA.
  • 6 years progressive practice in
    Accounting with experience in reporting and costing.
  • Knowledge of computerized
    accounting software required.
  • Good computer and financial
    analysis skills.
Post location: The position will be
based in Nairobi, Kenya
This position is at job level HG 14 and it is only open to Kenyan
nationals. The position is a 3-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory
performance and availability of funding. ILRI offers a competitive salary and
benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV 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 to the Director, People and Organizational Development by clicking
on the 
“Apply Now tab above before 1
June 2020.
 The position title and reference
number REF: CS/05/2020 should
be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.
We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI.
Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process
(application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not
concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.