CIP Accounts Assistant - Jobs in Bahir Dar - Amhara Ethiopia

CIP Accounts Assistant - Jobs in Bahir Dar - Amhara Ethiopia

The Position:

  • The International Potato Centre (CIP) under the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an Accounts Assistant who will update general accounts and financial reports to ensure the information is accurate and manageable by analyst and project accountings.

  • Also ensure that utility services are made available and bills paid promptly, coordinate use of project assets and equipment, handle and account for field transactions, maintain project financial records and prepare weekly reports.


  • CIP is a non-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato and Andean roots and tubers. Its vision is: Roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor. CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world.

  • CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based solutions. CIP is headquartered in Lima, Peru, with staff and activities in over 30 locations across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by the 15 research centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.

    Main duties and responsibilities:

    • Controls petty cash to ensure a proper reimbursement;

    • Checks appropriateness of payment supporting documents; checks the availability of funds before effective payment;

    • Supports ensuring the full recording and follows up of transactions in USD and Local Currency;

    • Supports to accomplishes monthly cash position reports and submits to the supervisor and HQ;

    • Supports to handle the petty cash and enters the data in OCS and does fund reserve to ensure that funds are available for a specific project before any payment are made;

    • Tags or Marks fixed assets upon receipts
    of the fixed assets purchased and before deploying the assets in a fixed asset register;

    • Facilitates annual internal audit requirements;

    • Supports with the administration the process accounts payable and accounts receivable to ensure a correct accounting;

    • Monitors the division files for contracts, grants and agreements to guarantee the respected agreements to the organization;

    • Supports to realize accounting and financial tasks to contribute with the production of finance and account reports;

    • Supports in the administrative as per the country office’s needs.

    Academic and professional qualifications:

    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor degree in Accounting with a minimum of two years relevant experience in a position with similar responsibilities, preferable with an International Organizations or Non-Governmental Organizations Or

  • Diploma from a recognized university in Accounting with five years of relevant experience

  • Knowledge in relevant field and relevant technical training

    Additional Skills:

    • Experience in using accounting software or ERP system.

    • Ability to work independently driven by a desire to achieve results.

    • Team player with excellent communication skills in English.

    • Excellent computer skills in MS‐office applications (Word, Excel).

    • Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact with partners and colleagues in a multi-cultural setting.

    • Ability to organize one’s paperwork and archives efficiently.

    • Ability to establish and maintain good relations with a wide array of personalities both within and outside the organization.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; CIP Accounts Assistant - Jobs in Bahir Dar - Amhara Ethiopia

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