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Rentokil Initial – Kenya

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We have central support functions of Human Resources, IT, Finance, Legal and Marketing & Innovation in the Rentokil Initial Head Office locations and in country.

You would be supporting the business in East Africa.


A vacancy has arisen for a Payroll Accountant. The position will be based in the Nairobi office.

Reporting to the EA Finance Manager, you will be responsible for the payroll operations of the business within East Africa. Responsibilities will include benefits administration/deductions, maintaining proper payroll schedules and records, payment and filing of monthly and annual statutory returns i.e. PAYE, NSSF and NHIF, and other tasks as may be assigned.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Payroll processing for Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
  • Payroll reconciliation before payment
  • Calculate all staff deductions and withholdings
  • Update the payroll files and general ledger
  • Maintain the payroll files for all staff
  • Resolve any payroll issues
  • Compute the sales commissions and leads and review with the Sales Consultants and staff.
  • Ensure payroll and tax documents are accurate
  • Payment and filing of statutory deductions i.e PAYE,NSSF and NHIF
  • Maintain proper records for all pension deductions and reconcile with the Pension fund Administrator.
  • Prepare accounting files, records and schedules
  • Reconciliation of payroll Balance Sheet accounts
  • Share with staff their monthly payslips and annual P9 schedules
  • Process overtime earnings and bonus pay
  • Answer employee questions concerning payroll
  • Manpower Number maintenance in liaison with the HR and the departmental managers
  • Participate in payroll audits
  • Ensure compliance with government laws on payroll accounting and taxes
  • Any other duty that may be allocated to you by FM

Do you have what it takes? If you want to be considered for this role you will need:

  • University Degree in Business preferably Bachelors of Commerce Accounting/Finance.
  • Possess professional qualification: minimum CPA Section 4
  • MUST have minimum three (3) years working experience in the payroll accounting field.
  • Good analytical skills and an eye for details.
  • Ability to make quick but balanced decisions.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, build strong working relationships and formulate solutions.
  • Proficient in English – written and spoken
  • Numerical acumen
  • Computer literate
  • Integrity/reliability
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Persuasiveness
  • Strong ownership & responsiveness
  • High energy levels (action orientated)
  • Self confident/assertive/passionate
  • Problem solving skills/solution driven
  • Strong demonstration of the values of service, relationships and teamwork
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills


Interested and qualified? Go to Rentokil Initial on to apply

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