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  • Posted: Nov 4, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 17, 2021
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) was established by Act of Parliament No. 15 of 1965 to: (i) determine what standards of knowledge and skill are to be attained by persons seeking to become members of the accountancy profession and to raise those standards from time to time as circumstances may permit; (ii) secure in accordance w...
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    Deputy Director, Technical & Education

    Reports to: The Deputy Registrar, Technical Services


    • Reporting to Deputy Registrar, Technical Services, he is responsible for providing overall intellectual leadership and guidance for the research programme and activities of the Institute towards ensuring that the Institute emerges as the most authoritative source of information, intelligence analysis and dissemination of news in respect of economic and financial issues on national and international levels.

    Description of Main Activities and Tasks

    • Provides leadership for the development of a highly effective and efficient research and technical department;
    • Undertakes research activities on topical, financial and economic issues;
    • Ensures regular publication of high quality technical journals and memoirs;  
    • Networks with senior researchers and academics as well as with national, regional and International institutions, to ensure continued relevance of research activities and a high profile for the Institute;
    • Establishes and actively maintains close links with national policy research institutes, both to promote research relevant to the accounting profession within their structures and to promote frontier research into issues of interest to the Institute and its members;
    • Explores and actively peruses research funding opportunities with local and
    • international agencies;
    • Manages the Technical and Education Directorate, including functional management of the directorate, including financial management of activities, supervision and capacity building of staff in the directorate;

    Internal Relationship:

    • Relates frequently with the Registrar, the Deputy Registrar (Technical Services) and other management staff

    External Relationship:

    • Relates with research institutes, academics and the Institute’s members.


    Minimum of M.Sc. or equivalent in- Accounting or Economics (Possession of a Ph. D or equivalence will offer a distinct advantage)
    Must be a Chartered Accountant


    • Should possess at least ten (10) years relevant post professional qualification experience.

    Required Skills and Competencies:
    Functional Competencies:

    • Demonstrate research management competencies
    • Strong record of published research
    • Experience in leading, managing and coordinating a broad range of research in line with strategic objectives.

    Organizational Competencies:

    • Should be capable of inspiring the confidence of boss and subordinates
    • Should possess impeccable integrity and proven commitment to good governance
    • Should be innovative, confident and must demonstrate keen interest in the organization’s activities


    • Should be IT proficient
    • Expert knowledge of research in Economics, Accounting and Finance


    • Should be capable of working under pressure, deliver on timelines and achieve strategic goals/targets
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the demonstrated capacity to work cooperatively and in partnership with diverse groups, while sensitively balancing the requirements of these groups
    • High level consultation and negotiations skills.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.


    • Multiple applications will lead to disqualification
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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