ILRI Assistant Accountant Jobs in Kenya

ILRI Assistant Accountant Jobs in Kenya

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an Assistant Accountant to provide quality and efficient service for the unit’s clients (programmes and other units) in the field of administration.

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutrition 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 and country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.

Key Responsibilities

Process payments

  • Timely processing of payments: Travel & project advances, claims payable, consultants, staff personal accounts withdrawals, insurance premiums, payroll deductions, Letters of credit (LCs) and bank guarantees payments.
  • Assist with timely posting of ALL supplier invoices– checking documentation for completeness, accuracy, approvals as per policy, matching and input of supplier invoices
  • Assist with reconciliation of goods and other services supplier ledger balances to supplier statements
  • Ensure VAT exemption applications are made on time and submitted to suppliers. Manage the VAT account; ensuring timely follow-up of VAT certificate & dispatch
  • Ensure prepayments are reconciled and cleared on time

    Staff Accounts maintenance

  • Maintenance of staff accounts that reflect correct position with respect to staff transactions.
  • Carry out monthly aging routine for staff Accounts and make relevant recommendations
    Carry out monthly allocation of staff Accounts and ensure relevant adjustment journals are passed.
  • Processing staff TA’s, Travel Expenditure Report (TER’s) &Project/workshop expenditure reports
  • Provide additional support on demand to the clients of the unit and backstops for the accountant
  • upon to work on tasks relating to other units within finance.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field
    Professional technical skills desired
    (CPA (Part II) or ACCA qualification of the similar level Computer skills, including sound knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • 1-year experience in finance/accounting position

    Terms of Appointment
  • These are Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position; based at Nairobi, Kenya and open to Kenyan nationals only.
  • The position is on a 3-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

    Job Level
  • This position is job level 2A, ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff.

    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 on the before 15th April 2019.
  • The position title and reference number REF: CS-AA/03/2019 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.
  • 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.
  • To find out more about ILRI, visit our websites at
  • ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.
  • For more information and job application details, see; ILRI Assistant Accountant Jobs in Kenya

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