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Payroll & Taxes Manager - One Acre Fund

Date Posted: Jul 04, 2024
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Job Detail

  • Location:
    Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Full Time/Permanent
  • Shift:
    First Shift (Day)
  • Positions:
  • Experience:
    5 Years
  • Gender:
    No Preference
  • Degree:
  • Apply Before:
    Jul 21, 2024
  • Days Remaining:

Job Description

The Global Payroll & Taxes Manager at One Acre Fund is responsible for delivering timely and accurate payroll for the entire organization every month. You will guide our payroll teams to maintain excellence across all aspects of payroll operations, including data accuracy, process efficiency, compliance, and development of a team of payroll professionals.

As the head of the payroll department, you will lead a team of three, and report to the Global Director of HR Shared Services.


  • Own monthly payroll: You will take overall responsibility for ensuring that One Acre Fund submits payroll for all staff each month. Ensure the payroll process is accurate, efficient, and compliant with OAF’s policies.
  • Country coordination: Lead the coordination and processing of payroll across our different country teams, working with country payroll leads to guide them.
  • Statutory Compliance and Knowledge Management: Manage statutory processing and submissions in multiple countries; develop systems to automate submissions and record-keeping for all payroll information.
  • Leadership and Team Management: Oversee and build the capacity of a team of payroll professionals. Foster a collaborative team environment that encourages continuous improvement and excellence in our payroll operations.
  • Strategic Direction and Change Management: Define the future strategic direction of One Acre Fund’s Payroll operations, for example selecting and implementing new software solutions.

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • Extensive experience in payroll coordination, tax compliance, and HR information systems in a multi-country context.
  • Knowledge of tax and labor laws across multiple countries.
  • Advanced understanding of payroll software and tax submission platforms.
  • Proficient in payroll software (e.g., Sage payroll packages) and proficiency in Excel or Google Sheets.
  • Proven people and project management skills, with the ability to inspire and develop a high-performing team.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in finance, payroll, or HR information systems, with at least 2 years in a leadership or management role.

Job Location

Flexible - within our Countries of Operation


One Acre Fund can support a work permit for this role. However, nationals of (or those with an extensive professional background and work history in) our countries of operation are preferred.

To Apply:


  • Confidential.

Company Overview

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Since 2006, One Acre Fund has helped Kenya’s farmers improve their harvests and prosper. We operate in the western, central, and southwestern regions of Kenya, three of the country’s primary food-producing areas. We offer quality farm products and se... Read More

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