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Project Account Officer At IITA

Date Posted: 17/Jan/2014
Deadline: 23/Jan/2014

Project Account Officer (2-year renewable contract)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidate for the position of Project Account Officer at its Headquarters in Ibadan.


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties

  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
  • Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met
  • Prepare financial management reports
  • Prepare accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close reports
  • Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities
  • Prepare continuous management and support of budget and forecast activities
  • Monitor and support tax issues
  • Develop and maintain financial data bases
  • Participate in financial audit preparation and follow up the audit process
  • Maintain accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses
  • Analyze and advise on financial operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues
  • Analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and problems
  • maintain solutions to operational and financial
  • Monitor Project funds and the amounts transferred by donor to center Account
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the supervisor

Educational, Experience and Other Requirements

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance or any other relevant field with 5 years of experience in accounting, management of financial systems and budgets, financial reporting, financial data analysis, of which 2 years is in a senior position

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Good knowledge of accepted accounting practices and principles (GAP)
  • Good knowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulations
  • Good knowledge and experience of ORACLE system or any ERP package


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

Method of application:

Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website. 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. This position closes one week after the date of publication.

Please complete our online application form using this link:

Closing Date: 23rd January 2014

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.


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