Payroll Officer

at Stratostaff
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted April 6, 2023
Category Accounting
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES


At Stratostaff we design, implement and manage workforce solutions for large, specialized or routine staff complements giving you the opportunity to focus on your core business.

Job Purpose

Responsible for maintaining the people’s cost budget to ensure operations are within budget. Manage the payroll function, ensuring accurate & timely payment of employees’ salaries along with compliance to statutory requirements. Responsibilities include calculating employees’ compensation, updating our internal payroll databases and ensuring timely payments

Responsibilities and Accountabilities 

  • Collecting daily, weekly, and monthly employee time sheets and calculating employee work hours.
  • Manage the payroll processing end to end
  • Prepare monthly people cost budget/actual variance analysis and reporting and communication to various functions
  • Ensure accurate preparation and submission of monthly statutory payment remittances and proper filing of all statutory returns and receipts
  • Maintain compliance requirements as per regulatory and company guidelines
  •  Accurate reconciliation & authorization of payroll reports and schedules
  • Ensure timely payment of Salaries and remittance of Statutory and other authorized deductions
  • Ensuring all payroll transactions are processed efficiently.  Preparing payroll reports.
  • Responding to employee questions about compensation, taxes, benefits, and deductions.
  • Entering new employee data into the company database.
  • Any other responsibilities as assigned by the management



  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting and/or Finance from a reputable institution.
  • ACCA/ CPA qualification Part Two
  • At least 1 years’ experience in Payroll administration.
  • Advanced excel and knowledge in SAGE Accounting system will be an added advantage
  • Must have experience working with an ERP as well as a payroll system
  •  Knowledge of Statutory payroll deductions.

 Competencies and Attributes

  • Excellent analytical, communication and reporting skills
  • Innovative and creative thinker in problem solving
  • Efficient and results oriented
  • Self-motivated person able to work under minimum supervision
  •  Good eye for detail
  • Excellent analytical, communication and reporting skills
  • At least 1years’ experience in Payroll administration.
  • Innovative and creative thinker in problem solving
  • Efficient and results oriented
  •  Self-motivated person able to work under minimum supervision
  • Integrity
  • Relationships and working contacts


  • This is an office-based role with occasional field visits
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