Accounting Assistant II at IITA - International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Closing Date: 10 September, 2018

Experience: 3 years

Location: oyo

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach addresses the development needs of tropical countries. IITA works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. IITA is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 in Nigeria and governed by a Board of Trustees. IITA works on the following crops: cowpea, soybean, banana/plantain, yam, cassava, and maize. It is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

Duties Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Prepare and review of financial statements;

  • Check, process and report on returns and justification of funds granted to IITA;

  • Raise journal for adjustments where necessary on various accounts and loading same on oracle;

  • Attend to queries raised by Budget Officers on projects;

  • Assist in checking of Cashiers’ cash balance as scheduled;

  • Update, review and reconcile bills receivables from donors with the total grant income of projects;

  • Prepare station imprest on regular basis;

  • Develop, maintain and analyze budget;

  • Prepare periodic accounting report;

  • Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing related result as needed;

  • Perform all other related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor


  • B.Sc/HND Accounting or Business Management, PE II ICAN.

  • Possession of ACA or ACCA would be an added advantage.

  • The ideal candidate must have a minimum of three (3) years work experience in a related role of a large organization.

Competencies The ideal candidate must:

  • Be honest, trustworthy and hard working

  • Be friendly and be a team player.

  • Be able to read and interpret MOUs from donor.

  • Be willing to work for long hours as the need arises, articulate and able to work with less supervision.

Remuneration We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Method of Application

Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format, The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

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