• Vacancy at International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

  • Posted on: 15 February, 2015 Deadline: 22 February, 2015
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  • The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid or dryland tropics has over 2 billion people, and 644 million of these are the poorest of the poor. ICRISAT and its partners help empower these poor people to overcome poverty, hunger and a degraded environment through better agriculture.

    Accountant

     

    Responsibilities

    • Bookkeeping and accounts records
    • Banking and bank reconciliation
    • Verification of payment vouchers and claims
    • Invoice matching for goods received
    • Banking, verification and preparation of vouchers to be paid in Naira/USD
    • Verification and approval of petty-cash disbursements
    • Staff and supplier advances liquidation
    • Cash receipt and disbursement
    • Manage physical inventory of fixed assets and capital items
    • Labor and payroll payments
    • Preparation and timely submission of monthly statements & payment vouchers to ICRISAT Niamey
    • Provide assistance for workshops/events and orientate clients on need basis
    • Help to prepare accounting documents/data for audit exercise
    • Interacts with NAPS & other partners for advances justification
    • Handle any other tasks and assignments warranted by the position or by the CR

    Requirements

    • B.A/HND in Accounting, Business Administration or related fields
    • Thorough understanding of financial concepts
    • At least three years working experience as an accountant, in account department or financial Institution
    • Experience working in an international Organization or Multicultural organization is an advantage
    • Working knowledge of French will be an asset
    • Ability to communicate in Hausa is an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should forward a written application with the position as the subject matter and an up-to date curriculum vitae, names and addresses (including phone & e-mail) of three referees, present salary structure and date of availability and send to: icrisat-kano@cgiar.org and copy to h.jeigbe@cgiar.org

    Note: The position is a nationally recruited staff position for one year and is renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the Institute's continuing need for the position and availability of fund. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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