Equity Bank Payroll Accountant Job in Kenya

Equity Bank Limited

Payroll Accountant

Ref: 1900001X

In line with enhancing career progression of staff and to support business growth, we seek to recruit a well-qualified, experienced, self-driven, highly motivated and passionate candidate to fill the following position in Human Resource Department.

Reporting to the Team Lead – Payroll & Benefits, the ideal candidate will be responsible for providing accurate, timely and efficient payroll services to all Equity Group employees; for payroll calculations and transactions; and for filling statutory returns

Job Description

  • Responsible for timely and accurate preparation of data for processing of all subsidiary payrolls
  • Liaise with HR representatives from subsidiaries for payroll inputs and queries
  • Accountable for posting payroll costs to the general ledgers as soon as salaries are paid
  • Accountable for reconciling key accounts in a timely manner and any issues escalated
  • To remit statutory deductions on time and ensure compliance with all relevant legislation
  • Preparation of payroll related reports
  • Contribute to process improvement by participating in a range of payroll and service delivery reform activities.
  • Support in ensuring pension withdrawals, transfers and taxes are paid as stipulated in the various acts.
  • Appraise staff loans as per policy


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting required
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in accounting field or payroll & benefits administration
  • Thorough knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, benefit administration and legal requirements
  • Thorough knowledge of tax regulations is a must
  • Finance or Accounts professional certification required (CPA-K or ACCA)
  • Sound numeracy skills, attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience in payroll administration and the use of oracle ERP & Banking system
  • Proven ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner
  • Proven ability to quickly learn new information, processes and procedures
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines, identify and deal with problem.
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office suite of products with a mastery of MS Excel

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

Deadline: February 21, 2020

Accounting and Finance
Updated: February 17, 2020 — 8:43 pm