Administrative and Finance Assistant at IITA – International Institute of Tropical Agriculture


  • Support first-level analysis of the financial operations of the station and ensure timely delivery of financial reports, including cash and bank management, and other aspects of the station’s financial management.
  • Prepare, examine and analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Develop financial controls, analysis on station budgets, make recommendations on budget expenditures, and monitor the expenditures.
  • Prepare payment vouchers, pay advice, petty cash, handle blank Cheques during working hours and write cheques.
  • Maintain advances and assets registers for the station.
  • Handle oracle AP and GL responsibilities and carry out data entry activities.
  • Keep books of prime entries and reconcile statements of accounts of suppliers.
  • Respond to queries from suppliers and service providers.
  • Organize and maintain files on financial transactions and make them available to stakeholders on request.
  • Provide linkage with procurement processes in the station.
  • Assist in supervising the drivers and making travel arrangements for staff.
  • Ensure availability of office stationery and equipment.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the supervisor.


  • BSc / HND in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or any other related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing a similar or related role in a well-structured organization.
  • Possession of professional qualification would be an added advantage.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have the ability to use basic Microsoft software (word, excel, PowerPoint).
  • Have good communication skills (writing, reading, and speaking).
  • Have knowledge of accounting software, especially oracle ERP and other ERPs.

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

Method of Application


  • Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching a detailed Cover Letter and 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 the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague, and evidence of current remuneration package.
  • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women.
  • While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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