ILRI Cost Accountant Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

ILRI Cost Accountant Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

  • The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Cost Accountant to conduct cost-benefit analyses, forecast future financial requirements and analyse full costing and full cost recovery across the Institute.

  • ILRI works to improve food and nutritional 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 or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.


    Management Reporting:

  • Liaise with different units for inputs to aid in consolidation of monthly management reports (institutional).

  • Facilitate consolidation of internal reports and share sufficiently detailed accounts and analysis for senior management review and decision making.

  • Prepare and analyse monthly support units reports and share with budget holders.

  • Share status updates and other ad hoc reports depicting different performance areas – as and when required.

  • Continuously review reporting processes to identify opportunities for improvement.

    Full Costing:

  • Accurate costing and pooling of identical services together, identifying cost drivers and ensuring full charge/recovery by users.

  • Ensure staff global costs are frequently updated with new employees, salary revisions and changes in benefits/allowances.

  • Assess different costing approaches for suitability to the Institute’s business model and to ensure each unit/project pays its fair share of costs.

  • Review incomes for selected units to ensure no recoveries are missed and liaising with unit heads to identify alternative recovery mechanisms.

  • Conduct cost-benefit analysis for different investment proposals and advise on suitability.

  • Review all the existing cost pools and ensure they’re accurately costed. Identify/ review cost drivers and ensure monthly efficient recovery from all users of services.

  • Frequently update budget templates with new recharge prices including staff global costs.

  • Maintain an updated Product Listing for
    all Institute services, their cost basis, current prices, users and the unit providing the services.

  • Continually monitor recoveries in all units and highlight all units that are not meeting expected targets. Provide assistance where needed.

  • Actively support implementation of the ERP in the area of responsibility.


  • Reviewing past performance records, understanding the present and analysing trends to come up with projections for the future.

  • Developing different financial health indicators and doing comparisons/benchmarking with similar organizations.


  • Manage data records and relevant databases in physical and soft copy forms;

  • Provide additional support on demand to the clients of the unit;

  • Build capacity within the department on all aspects of this job to ensure continuity;

  • Help other unit members to learn and excel in their work.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field

  • Full accounting qualifications – CPA (K) or ACCA.

  • 6 years progressive practice in Accounting with experience in reporting and costing.

  • 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 14 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

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; ILRI Cost Accountant Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

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