Accounting Technician at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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.Applications are invited for the position below:Job Title: Accounting TechnicianRef: IITA-HR-NRS2019-013 Location: Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti Contract: 1-year renewable contractRecruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)DutiesSuccessful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:Process expense claim and process cash imprest;Assist in handling blank cheques during working hours and also write cheques;Keep bank book records, reconcile bank statement and statement of accounts of suppliers;Assist in initiating letters of fund transfer, give notice of remittance of fund transfer to payees and respond to enquires on fund transfer and payments;Assist in reconciliation of accounts from IITA and AfricaRice;Respond to Internal/External Auditors’ queries on payment to suppliers;Handle Oracle AP and GL responsibilities and carry out data entry activities;Assist in updating cheques register;Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor. 

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