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  • Posted on: 7 February, 2012 Deadline: 21 February, 2012
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  • IITA, is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa, We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to tackle hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealth from agriculture, We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa.
    The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the following position at the Institute's Headquarters, Ibadan


    Successful candidate will among other things:
    - Document, review and evaluate systems and procedures
    - Evaluate administrative and accounting controls
    - Continuously identify opportunities for efficiency and elimination of wastes ,
    - Prepare and review audit programs
    - Review donor funded projects
    - Review operational units at headquarters and Institute's stations
    - Prepare reports on activities reviewed
    - Carry out surveys and investigations on issues of concern to Management
    - Conduct review and provide advice on issues of governance, control and risk
    - Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor


    - Be able to demonstrate evidence of continuous learning
    - Possess investigative and business skills
    - Be proficient in the use of accounting softwares  e.g. Oracle, DoF e.t.c
    - Demonstrate ability to read, understand and audit for compliance with donor agreement



    Successful candidate will among other things:    
    - Develop detailed operating and capital budgets for each financial year.
    - Review and develop key underlying assumptions on costs, local staff numbers, anticipated rate increases etc    , .
    - Prepare budget input and carry out maintenance of file to organization. update the operating detail report (OPO) with approved operation and capital budget allocations          
    - Identify and monitor incoming core funds for booking onto  the financial information System .                              
    - Review purchase order requests against budgets            
    - Review account balance, monthly schedules, vacancies etc, and attend to queries that may arise on account charges in relations to budgets.
    - Handle insurance matters.          
    - Assist in Fixed Assets Management                   
    - Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor


    - B.Sc./HND in Accounting plus ACA.
    - Minimum of 4 years working experience in the Budget and Planning Unit of a large organization
    - Be honest and hardworking
    - Be a good team player and demonstrate ability to work with minimum supervision
    - Sound analytical mind and good knowledge of computer spreadsheet.
    - Be willing to put in extra hours

    We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.
    Interested applicants should forward their applications with a detailed curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three professional referees (including telephone, fax and e-mail addresses, if available), evidence of current remuneration package and photocopies of credentials, to the

    Personnel Manager,
    International Institute of Tropical Agriculture,
    PMB 5320, Oyo Road,
    Ibadan, Nigeria

    not later than two weeks from the date of this publication.
    This job vacancy can also be found on our website: http://www.iita.org/careers
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