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

 Position: Accountant

Location: Nairobi

Terms of Appointment: This position is at job level HG 13 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

Job description

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit
an Accountant to; process payroll, maintain payroll schedules, process full
costing recharges, and support the Institute budgeting and audit exercises.

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.


  • Payroll:
    • Timely & accurate
      preparation of ILRI and Hosted institutions payroll for IRS, NRS staff
      and students
    • Prepare and input journals,
      reconcile payroll related control accounts and overall month to month
      reconciliation of payroll.
    • Prepare payment requests for
      payroll transactions & submit all statutory deductions for NRS &
      IRS staff.
    • Prepare and pass provision
      entries & schedules for staff development fund (SDF), catastrophic
      insurance (CAT), leave days, and severance pay.
    • Compute submit and expense
      pension for NRS and Hosted institutions staff.
    • Update NSSF statements for
      staff, compute terminal dues payable on separation and passing related
      journals. Process Education and Security allowances for IRS staff.
    • Review all GPA, GLA, WIBA and
      medical insurance schedules before payments processing.
    • Support annual US tax returns
      filing process for US Citizens.
  • Budgeting:
    • Prepare Global Cost for update
      in budget templates, assist with consolidation and analysis of budgets
      received from all departments for review against prior period’s budgets
      and actuals expenditures in the Institute
  • Full costing:
    • Prepare and input journals for
      user request recharges and continually add the products to internal
      trading module
    • Manage internal trading module
      by continuously updating product prices and ensure timely posting of all requests.
    • Manage Uber account and
      reconcile it monthly.
  • Audit
    • Ensure proper filling of all
      documentation relating to this function both in physical and soft copy
    • Ensure timely action on
      requests for projects and institutional audit information.


  • Provide additional support on
    demand to the clients of the unit.
  • Train the alternate position
    all aspects of this job to ensure continuity.
  • Help other unit members to
    learn and excel in their work
  • Can be called upon to work on
    tasks relating to other units within finance.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or
    Accounting or its equivalent
  • Full accounting qualifications-
    CPA (K) or ACCA
  • At least three years of
    relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of computerized
    accounting software required
  • Good computer and financial
    analysis skills.

How to apply:

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing 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 here to apply above
before 13 October 2020. The
position title and reference number REF: PA/CS/09/2020 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.