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Payroll Accountant at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for better and more sustainable use of livestock. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre – part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future.



  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Ensure proper filling of all documentation relating to this function both in physical and soft copy forms.
  • 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.

Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya

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

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