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Payroll Associate Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Vacancy: Payroll Associate
Finance & Admin - Nairobi, Kenya 
Job Purpose: To provide full centralized payroll accounting function to include timely reconciliations of high activity weekly, bi-weekly and semi-monthly G/L accounts, payroll taxes, and various payroll benefits accounts. 

The position is also responsible for payroll banking functions.

Ensures that reconciliations and adjustments are recorded timely and in compliance with company policies and procedures, and GAAP.  

Assists in the month end close process for the payroll department. 

Performs special projects related to the payroll accounting function.
Management Responsibility: To ensure effective utilization of Programme/project funds according to the organization’s policies and procedures and the donor guidelines

Description of Duties
  • Reconcile, audit and process incoming monthly payroll data for Evidence Action Kenya country program
  • Act as the main contact for payroll management in Evidence Action Africa Region
  • Provide analysis and back up for all payroll accrual accounts.
  • Manage cost allocation of the monthly payroll, paid leave days and all other personnel costs for the Africa region.
  • Able to create and edit queries to provide Finance and the management team with payroll reports as needed.
  • Run all processes to reconcile and balance quarterly and annual tax extract against pounded amounts
  • Liaise with HR in updating payroll records by reviewing and approving changes in deductions, salary changes, new hires, contract terminations, final dues etc.
  • Initiate and engage regular review meetings with HR and Finance to resolve and discuss various payroll issues and queries.
  • To ensure that statutory obligations are adhered to and all taxes are remitted on time.
  • Any other duties delegated from time to time by your supervisor.
  • Decision Making and Communication channels: For routine decision making to be guided by generally accepted accounting principles and organization rules and regulations.  Refer to Head of Finance on issues out of normal policies and  procedures. Will work in collaboration with finance staff at the global level
  • Responsibility over data or information: Has access to important and highly confidential information.
  • Responsibility over assets: Computer, printer, office equipment, office furniture
  • Responsibility over staff: Accounting staff within the program section
Professional Qualifications
  • Degree in Finance, Accounting, or closely related field.
  • CPA II/ACCA II qualifications
 Relevant Experience and Key Skills
  • Minimum two years’ work experience in similar Payroll/Accounting position
  • Strong consultative, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication and presentation skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to work with extreme accuracy
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
Personal Attributes
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent communication, high computer literacy levels (SPSS) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Strong organizational skills
How to Apply

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