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Compensation Benefits Payroll Specialist

Our client is a global multinational Food & Beverage company, worldwide leader in most of its category portfolio. With global or local specific brands and products, the core focus is to meet the diverse needs and preferences of consumers all over the world.
Operating in Africa for more than 80 years, the Company has 5 markets within, the Equatorial African Region being amongst them. The regional operations are co-ordinated from Nairobi, Kenya to offer shared service across countries in Central, East, part of Southern Africa including the Island markets and Horn of Africa.
With this regional expertise, the Company aims at enhancing the business potential of this region, which is seen as an important source of future growth, and bring it up to the level of performance that the Company experiences in other regions of Africa and the world.
By reinforcing business and product categories focus, making operations more efficient, developing cross fertilization or enhancing peoples’ knowledge transfer and empowerment, this shared service expertise is expected to accelerate growth and meet the company’s high ambition for the Region.
Our client continues to be viewed as one of the leading global companies in Corporate Social
Responsibility, particularly in the developing world. Being a committed leader in environmental
performance, they ensure that natural resources are preserved and that waste management enjoys much attention in all operations worldwide. The company is an equal-opportunity employer with robust talent management policies, and systems. They value and reward individual and team contributions to business results.
• Provide strategic direction and develop sustainable cost effective & competitive sourcing and
• Collate and prepare accurate inputs, deductions/calculations for monthly payroll processing.
• Accurate & timely preparation of the monthly payment vouchers for Statutories (NSSF, NHIF, Union Dues, PAYE, SACCO payments, Pension, HELB, etc) and ensure timely submission to relevant
• Prepare and organize the Annual, Quarterly & Monthly Income Tax Returns reports and ensure timely submission to KRA i.e. (P9’s, P10, P10a, etc).
• Computations of Final Dues Payments.
• Manage the payroll run reports to compare payroll paid from one month to the next, and explain the differences based on changes which occurred during the months.
• Monthly Headcounts, Basic & Gross pay analysis reports, Deductions, etc. (Total Salary Costs)
• Manage & maintain the Pension database, Medical deductions, Loan recoveries & reconciliation, Sacco, etc for payroll processing.
• Review the reconciliation of the payroll bank account and work with the Finance & Control to
reconcile all other payroll related balance sheet accounts and resolve any issues arising
• Work with payroll service providers to ensure that all transactions are approved and processed
efficiently and ensure validity before payment. Prepare the necessary payment vouchers for payroll expenses and other payroll related items (Consultancy and Audit Fees).
• Review the reconciliation of the payroll bank account and work with the Finance & Control to
reconcile all other payroll related salary accounts.
• Review all payroll related payment requests and also make monthly accruals (Annual leave, Sick
Leave, Bonus & other benefits) timely, accurately and in accordance with NAS.
• Month -to- month (YTD) payroll cost analysis.
• Assist in the preparation of payroll – Service Level Agreements and Contracts with the EAR, & country office service providers.
• Ensure that all payroll related taxes are properly computed and remitted to the tax authorities on a timely basis
• Provide the relevant payroll reconciliation and other payroll related reports for audit purposes
• Work with internal and external auditors to ensure that payroll audits are conducted efficiently and that recommendations and comments are implemented
• Prepares salary and benefits statistics for different stakeholders in the region
• Point of contact with Salary Survey Providers to ensure reliable market data collection
• Conduct Bonus calculation and pay-outs for regular & separated employees
•Support the C&B Manager on the markets implementation of the annual processes.
• Tertiary qualifications in Business Administration
• Strong analytical skills with strong communication, persuasive and presentation skills,
• Strategic and forward thinking individual
• Strong decision-making and Problem solving abilities
How to apply:
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Monday 18th October 2010.
Adept Systems
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications. Visit our website for more vacancies

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