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


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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Accounting Assistant

Location: Kano
Job type: Full time



  • Ensure payment and disbursement of cash for daily request.
  • Compile and prepare daily cash and check request.
  • Raise Request for cash and check.
  • Maintain register for cash and travel advance and assist with budget preparation.
  • Ensure costs are correctly entered into template for advance retirements.
  • Ensure monthly chargebacks of vehicle gate pass, diesel and petrol issuance.
  • Assist in preparing invoice as at when due and raise adjustment journal when necessary.
  • Assist in handling queries from donor/project manager.
  • Assist in monthly computation and upload into Oracle platform.
  • Assist in stations’ imprest replenishment and review of reconciliation statements.
  • Assist in reviewing support documents and claims from stations’;
  • Assist with other duties such as Oracle invoicing, incoming funds, administrative duties.
  • Perform any other function as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


  • National Diploma in Accounting or other related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing similar role in a well-structured environment.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent communication skills (writing, reading, oral).
  • Have a strong analytical mind.
  • Be very good with computer applications, especially Oracle.
  • Be a good team player, and honest.
  • Have a very pleasant personality.

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

Application Closing Date
26th July, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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