IITA Nigeria: Accounting Assistant II

Posted on :

8 Jul, 2010

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Accounting Jobs in Nigeria

IITA, with Headquarters at Ibadan, is an International Agricultural Research Centre in the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), which is an association of about 50 countries, international and regional organizations, and private foundations. IITA seeks to increase agricultural production in a sustainable way in order to improve the nutritional status and well-being of people in tropical Sub-Saharan Africa.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidates for the following positions at the Institute’s Headquarters, Ibadan.

Job Position

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT II (2-Year Renewable Contract)

Successful candidate will among other things:
Ensure quality, accuracy and timely submission of monthly accounting returns to AfricaRice Centre Headquarters in Cotonou; Review and analyse monthly reports (statement of expenditure); Monitor Store Requisitions, Purchase Orders and delivery of requests for suppliers; Maintain schedules of Fixed Assets with appropriate filling system;
Highlight issues arising for follow-up as well as the reconciliations of various general ledger account balances;
Review and verify AfricaRice Staff Travel and other general claims Assist in budget preparation for Nigeria operations.
Maintain accounting records (i.e. petty cash book) of the cash imprest held in AfricaRice Ibadan Office and Assist with any other financial management requests as may be required by the AfricaRice Coordinator-Ibadan Office.


BSc/HND Accounting or ICAN PE II plus at least five (5) years working experience in the Finance unit of a large audit or international organisation.

He/she must have a sound analytical mind, high integrity, excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written); good knowledge of Computer Spreadsheet, Oracle applications and must be willing to put in extra hours.

Working knowledge of French will be added advantage.

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

Interested qualified national applicants should forward their applications with a detailed curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three professional referees (including telephone, fax and e-mail addresses, if available) and scanned copies of credentials not later than two weeks from the date of this publication. Please complete our online application form using this link:


Please note that application letters not accompanied with evidence of current remuneration and age will not be treated. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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