Accounts Assistant Job At the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – IITA

Accounts Assistant

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Accounts Assistant Job Vacancy At the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – IITA

An Accounts Assistant job vacancy is currently available at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – IITA. Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified individuals.


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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Our award-winning research for development (R4D) addresses the development needs of tropical countries.


  • Assist the Activity Accounting Officer to manage the Activity’s accounting system and reporting process, ensuring completeness of ledgers and all supporting
  • documentation and compliance with IITA and Donors’ finance and procurement regulations.
  • Prepare payment schedules for payments from the Activity’s Imprest account as well as payments from the HQ Finance Directorate.
  • Ensure Expenses are authorized and processed by agreed procedures for both IITA and donors.
  • Prepare petty cash payments, journals and vouchers and ensure these are posted into the general and other account ledgers.
  • Process advances and claims for payment and maintain cash advances register for follow-up on the reimbursement of advances, accounting for Activity payables and
  • receivables.
  • Maintaining accounting records, ensuring they are complete, accurate, well archived and safeguarded.
  • Prepare invoices and chargeback statements for services provided to individuals or other
  • institutions and partners.
  • Prepare a statement of expenditure (SOE) as required by the donor for justification of advances, direct payments, and replenishment of accounts.
  • Monitor the processing of program cash/travel advances, expense claims and reimbursement by activity staff.
  • Respond to account inquiries and provide prompt feedback to users.
  • File and keep activity’s accounting supporting documents and records.
  • Track and monitor resource needs and other material needs for carrying out financial tasks.
  • Assist in the organization and management of internal and external audits and compliance checks.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


BSc/HND in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or related field with a minimum of one (1) year’s experience performing a similar or related role in a well-structured organization.


The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent computer skills with a good grasp and knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing and other MS office applications. Good knowledge of Oracle
  • Applications will be an added advantage.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented multicultural environment.
  • Have Proficiency in the English language with excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Be a fast learner and pay attention to details.
  • Have personal integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality.


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

How To Apply For Accounts Assistant Job

  • Hit the ‘APPLY FOR JOB’ button below.
  • Follow the displayed link to proceed to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – IITA recruitment portal.
  • Complete the online application form and submit your application.
  • The application deadline is 29th June 2022.

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