New Vacancies At International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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26 Jan, 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.
To find out more about IITA, visit our web site at

Job Description

Job Title: Accounts Officer

The position:

•   IITA is recruiting for an Accounts Officer 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 partners in Ghana and the Budget and Finance Office at the IITA Headquarters in Ibadan to:

•   Maintain an accurate electronic spreadsheet to track all cash receipts and expenditure of funds transferred for the operation of IITA Ghana.
•   Compile and forward timely expenditure returns to .the Budget and Finance office of IITA in Ibadan.
•   Ensure proper documentation and filing of all project financial reports and contracts.
•   Manage station imp rest and provide monthly imp rest reports to the Finance Directorate.
•   Bill/invoice all projects, staff and cost centres respectively for use of office space, assets and other services.
•   Assist cost centre holders with payment of invoices.
•   Organise IITA Ghana staffs local and international travel expenses and claims.
•   Prepare monthly bank’reconciliations of accounts and submission of same to the Director of Finance.
•   Review IITA Ghana staffs local and international travel expenses and claims.
•   Supervise the management of petty cash.
•   Liaise with Logistics Officer to ensure an up-to-date assets register and submission of monthly supply chain report to IITA HQ.
•   Develop and maintain an efficient filing system and database on project activities and stake holders.
•   Make entries of all bank transactions into the accounting system, verifying accuracy, approvals, and accounting code in accordance with specific funding source.
•   Prepare monthly payroll procedures, including statutory payment processes and taxation.
•   Produce 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.
•   Track expenditure and assist with project-appropriate expenditure tracking systems in line with project budgets and activities.
•   Perform other administrative and financial management duties assigned by the supervisor.

Duty Station: Tamale, with field work travels to project sites in Upper West, Upper East and Northern regions.

Terms of appointment: This is Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at IITA-Ghana’s Tamale Office. Initial appointment is fixed term for two years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and the availability of funding


Qualification Required & Experience

•   A Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or BSc) in Accounting, Finance and Business Management/Administration or Part 2 of ACCA or ICA from a recognised institute.
•   A minimum of 5 years post-graduation working a similar position in a reputable experience in organisation.
•   Experience working on agricultural projects funded by donors will be an advantage.
•   Experience working with CGIAR’ centres on internationally funded projects will be an added advantage
•   Excellent computer skills with good grasp of spread sheets, word processing and other MS office applications, and ability to learn new applications quickly.
•   Excellent English reporting, writing and oral communication skills.
•   Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
•   Accuracy and attention to details.
•   Good understanding of budgeting and financial management procedures.
•   Ability to work with minimal supervision.
•   Good supervisory skills.
•   Strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritise and organise workload; take initiative and work under pressure.
•   Good team spirit and also participate as a team member in accomplishment of duties.

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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