IITA Job Recruitment – Project Accounts Officer

IITA is an international non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization established in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium. Our R4D approach is anchored on the development needs of the tropics. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa.

Job Title: Project Accounts Officer

Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: (2-year renewable Contract)

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

  • Establish tables of accounts and assign entries to proper accounts;
  • Develop, maintain and analyse budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted cost to actual costs.
  • Develop, implement, modify and document record keeping and accounting systems, making use of current computer technology including Quick books.
  • Prepare, examine and analyse accounting records, financial statements and other financial reports to assess accuracy completeness and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Monitor project funds and advice project officer on variances and trends.
  • Prepare financial reports and forecast costs for budgeting annually.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Perform other duties assigned by your supervisor.

Qualification & Experience

  • B.Sc/HND in Accounting, Corporate Finance, Banking or related field with 5 years’ experience performing similar role.
  • Possession of ICAN is an added advantage.

Skills and Competences

  • Strong communication skills- oral and written
  • Excellent copywriting skills and experience.
  • Detailed Oriented
  • Good research result reporting skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Good time management skills.
  • Display high energy level.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Willingness to work at odd hours.
  • Agree to intensive travel.

Application Closing Date
23rd February, 2016.

Method of Application
Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed 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 either the Head of applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior officer at work and evidence of current remuneration package.

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Application Closing Date
23rd February, 2016.

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