International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) 2017 Jobs

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1 Feb, 2017

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Accounting Jobs in Ghana

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. IITA is headquartered in Nigeria, with offices located in other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana.

Job Description

Job Title: Cashier

The position: IITA is recruiting for a Cashier position for the IITA Ghana Country Office. S/he will work under the supervision of the IITA-Ghana Country Representative and the Station Administrator.

Main Duties:

Work with research teams and parnters in Ghana and the Finance Division at the IITA Headquaters in Ibadan to:

•   Assist the Country Representative, Station Administrator and Account Officer with the day-to-day operational and administrative activities of IITA Ghana.
•   Handling all cash transactions on behalf of IITA Ghana in line with the specific approvals
•   Making payments to IITA staff, cash advance, travel advance, imprest  reimbursement to other units
•   Receive cash on behalf of IITA such as deposit in personal account and cost centres and sales from other units
•   Preparation of cash certificates where all the available balances will be recorded
•   Receiving all cheques and other financial instruments on behalf of IITA.
•   Raising request for imprest reimbursement
•   Develop and maintain an efficient filing system and database on cash transactions
•   Manage petty cash and payments of travel advances
•   Review expense and travel advance retirement reports in accordance with IITA policies and procedures for final approval by Country Representative
•   Assist with preparing monthly bank reconciliations of project accounts for approval
•   Assist with the production of monthly financial reports, i.e field financial reports including income statement expenditure reports and travel expense statements
•   Make and store photocopies of all original vouchers, invoices, receipts and other supporting documents of bank transactions monthly after submission of the field report
•   Work with the Accounting officer to ensure proper expenditure tracking and assist with project-appropriate expenditure tracking systems in line with project budgets and activities.
•   Perform other official duties assigned by the Accounts Officer.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A bachelor’s degree (B.A or BSc) or High National Diploma (HND) in Accounting or related field from a recognised institution or university
•   A minimum of 3 years of progressive work experience in similar position in a reputable organisation
•   Experience working in similar position in a CGIAR centre will be an added advantage



•   Excellent computer skills with good grasp of spreadsheets, word processing and other MS office applications, and ability to learn new applications quickly
•   Excellent English reporting, writing and oral communication skills
•   Good team spirit and also participate as a team member in accomplishment of duties
•   Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
•   Numberal accuracy and attention to details
•   Ability to work with minimal supervision
•   Good office management skills
•   Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
•   Good understanding of budgeting and financial management procedures
•   Strong ability to coordinate and organise workload, take initiative and work under pressure.

Location: Tamale

How to Apply For the Job

•   Applicants should send a cover letter and CV (4 pages maximum) explaining their interest in the position, relevant documents and testimonials and the names and addresses (telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience.
•   Applications should be addressed to the

Country Representative,
P.O. Box TL 6,

and submitted by email to:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 03 February, 2017

•   Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
•   IITA is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
•   To find out more about IITA. visit our websites at
•   IITA is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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