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  • Posted on: 13 May, 2014 Deadline: 31 July, 2014
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  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), as the foremost professional body in Nigeria, strives to promote excellence, integrity and accountability in the creation of economic value through judicious use and management of financial resources. Institutional performance improvement imperatives and the need to be more effective in the pursuit of the institute’s mission critical objectives have combined to create exciting career opportunities at management levels. In order to drive ICAN's objectives, the institute recognises the need to recruit a results oriented individual to fill the position

    Personal Assistant to the Registrar/Chief Executive

     

    Department: People & Change Nigeria
    Job type: Permanent
    Closing date: 31-Jul-14
    Location: Lagos
    Reference Number: 130-PEO00135

    Key Accountabilities
    • Organises the Registrar/CE’s meetings, visits, lunches and diaries to ensure effective and productive use of time
    • Prepares routine correspondence and reports on behalf of the Registrar/Chief Executive
    • Attends meetings with the Registrar/CE and acts as Secretary to ensure proper documentation of minutes of the meetings
    • Receives, screens and responds promptly to all mails, in coming/outgoing calls, enquiries and requests
    • Liaises with the Directors and Heads of Departments on behalf of the Registrar/Chief Executive
    • Coordinates to ensure all visitors to the Registrar/CE’s office are properly attended to
    • Prepares and distributes relevant reports or documents to Heads of Departments and Directors; follows up on responses and communicates to the Registrar as required
    • Prepares and delivers academic papers to higher institutions on behalf of the Registrar/CE
    • Coordinates and supervises the activities of all the staff in the Office of the Registrar/CE
    • Assists in the preparation of presentations and report materials when requested
    • Works with Admin to provide all travel and protocol arrangements for the Registrar/CE

    The position provides administrative support to the Registrar/Chief Executive (CE) aimed at enhancing the effectiveness and impact of the role in the execution of policies and programmes of the Institute.

    Skills/Competencies

    • The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellent oral communication, report writing, interpersonal and office management skills.
    • The person must be discreet but decisive, innovative, diligent, pay attention to details and proficient in the use of Ms-Office applications with good customer service and presentation skills.
    • Success in this role also demands high level of confidentiality, honesty, integrity and flexibility.

    Education and Experience
    • B.Sc. Accounting, Economics or any other social science or numerate discipline
    • Qualified member of ICAN
    • Minimum of four(4) years relevant post qualification experience with at least two years’ experience as a Personal Assistant to a Senior Management position

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    Director - Faculties

     

    Department: People & Change Nigeria
    Job type: Permanent
    Closing date: 31-Jul-14
    Location: Lagos
    Reference Number: 130-PEO00138

    Key Accountabilities
    • Coordinates the design of the Institute’s curriculum for certification of programs and implementation of strategies for successful implementation of such programs
    • Provides technical leadership and guidance to all faculties of the Institute to ensure quality service delivery to ICAN members and other stakeholders
    • Oversees the conduct of research on topical issues impacting the profession and articulates the Institute’s thought leadership position on the way forward
    • Serves as a secondary reviewer for all faculty newsletters released/published periodically
    • Engages key stakeholders in preparation and update of the Institute’s certification programmes and curricula
    • Acts as secretary to the faculties’ management committee and liaison officer between the faculty board, council and the secretariat.

    The role provides appropriate leadership and guidance on programme content and curriculum development for all the faculties responsible for the general management of the Institution’s technical operations. The position reports to the Deputy Registrar (Technical Services).

    Skills/Competencies

    • The ideal candidate must have sound technical leadership capacity, analytical and innovative ability with strong communication, report writing and interpersonal skills.
    • Candidate must possess good IT skills, be research- inclined and have a good understanding of the global economy and key development indicators, knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methodology and ability to evaluate and interpret financial statements.
    • Self-confidence, integrity, honesty and mental agility are critical for success on the job.

    Education/Experience
    • B.Sc/HND in Accounting or Economics.
    • Masters and/or Doctorate degree will be an added advantage
    • Candidate must be a Chartered Accountant
    • Minimum of 10 years post professional qualification experience in the private and/or public sector

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    Head of Administration

     

    Department: People & Change Nigeria
    Job type: Permanent
    Closing date: 31-Jul-14
    Location: Lagos
    Reference Number: 130-PEO00141

    Key Accountabilities
    ? Initiates and coordinates the implementation of approved administration policies and procedures
    ? Works with the Director of HR & Admin to identify and advise management on analysis of the demand/forecasts on office space, work tools, facilities, maintenance and other procurement needs of the different office locations and departments
    ? Manages the provision of general support services, including dispatches, cleaning and upkeep of office premises and official residences
    ? Prepares and manages contract agreements with the Institute’s contractors, in conjunction with the legal department to ensure value for money and minimise liability exposures
    ? Reviews and processes the procurement needs and supporting documentation of various departments through the appropriate committees
    ? Supervises the maintenance and repair of the Institute’s infrastructure, vehicles and equipment
    ? Supervises the activities of security service providers to ensure effective security of life and property, guided by defined service level agreements and standards to ensure value for money
    ? Oversees the activities of the Admin department and ensures proper reporting to the Director, Admin & Human Resources

    The focus of this role is to ensure availability and functionality of the Institute’s facilities, working tools and equipment to support effectiveness of operations. The position reports to the Director (HR & Admin).

    Skills/Competencies

    • The position requires excellent planning, negotiation, procurement and office management skills.
    • The job also demands strong customer service, interpersonal and communication skills with a good result oriented disposition.
    • The ideal person must have good knowledge of inventory, office operations and contracts management and be able to work under pressure and pay attention to details, with good analytical skills.
    • Proficiency in the use of relevant computer applications and ability to maintain proper records and prepare reports are also essential skills for this role

    Education/Experience
    • B.Sc./HND Business Administration
    • A Masters is an advantage
    • Minimum of 10 years relevant post professional qualification experience

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    Head - Performance Management

     

    Department: People & Change Nigeria
    Job type: Permanent
    Closing date: 31-Jul-14
    Location: Lagos
    Reference Number: 130-PEO00142

    Key Accountabilities
    • Reviews current performance management process and makes recommendations for improvements using the balanced scorecard methodology
    • Coordinates the implementation of the Staff Performance Management System, including providing training on the use of performance management tools to enable proper understanding of responsibilities, work objectives, applicable policies and procedures etc.
    • Monitors and follows up with staff and various units timely setting of annual performance objectives/targets to facilitate the effective assessment and reporting on staff performance
    • Facilitates the year-end staff performance review exercise, collates identifies and reports on skills gaps and training needs for each employee from the appraisal outcomes
    • Reviews information on the outcomes of the year-end appraisal process and prepares timely reports for management decisions on staff recognition/promotion/rewards/training needs
    • Liaises with line managers to track staff performance on a regular basis to ensure staff are properly utilised and provides advice on performance improvement interventions
    • Maintains regular consultation with Heads of Departments to ensure staff transferred from one location/ department/function to another are appraised and necessary documentations are kept
    • Develops and manages the Performance management system database to ensure accurate records on employee performance are maintained for easy information retrieval and access to facilitate decision making
    • Co-ordinates performance feedback processes and ensures effective and constructive feedback is provided by Heads of departments/Supervisors to staff
    • Initiates investigation into adverse performance to identify causes and remedial actions required for improvement
    • Assists in implementing the Institute’s talent management programme and ensures alignment with the career and succession management processes

    The position reports to the Director, Human Resources & Admin and is primarily responsible for driving improvements in staff utilization and productivity through effective monitoring, measurement and administration of the staff performance management system.

    Skills/Competencies

    • Proven knowledge of staff performance management with strong hands-on experience of staff performance management tools (such as balanced scorecard).
    • Success in this role demands sound judgment, assertiveness, initiative, interpersonal, analytical and communication skills.
    • Proficiency in the use of MS Office suite i.e. Word, Excel and PowerPoint and Human Resource Information Management Systems (HRIMS) and knowledge of the operations and functional roles of the various departments of the Institute

    Education and Experience
    • First degree in Social Science or a numerate discipline
    • A post graduate degree will be an advantage
    • Qualified member of any relevant professional body (e.g. ICAN, CIPM etc.)
    • Minimum of Seven (7) years post professional qualification experience

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    Legal Officer

     

    Department: People & Change Nigeria
    Job type: Permanent
    Closing date: 31-Jul-14
    Location: Lagos
    Reference Number: 130-PEO00146

    Key Accountabilities
    • Provides legal advisory support services to all departments of the Institute ensuring compliance with extant laws and regulations
    • Drafts legal documents and agreements relating to the Institute ‘s operations and ensures identified risks are mitigated
    • Acts as secretary to the investigating committee panels, issuing notices, vetting transcribed interviews and preparing Minutes of meetings
    • Maintains and updates records of case documents to facilitate access during arbitration or litigation
    • Attends court to monitor cases involving the Institute and liaises proactively with the external counsel in determining how such cases should be handled and arranging for appropriate representation in order to protect the interests of the Institute
    • Represents the Institute at certain external meetings and liaises with government ministries, department and agencies (EFCC, Lands, CAC, Internal revenue, Police) on behalf of the institute
    • Assists the Head of Department (Legal) in acting as Secretary to the Accountants’ disciplinary tribunal and preparing documents as well as liaising with assessor and prosecutors

    This position supports the effective provision of legal advisory services to the Institute with a view to minimising legal exposure and ensuring compliance with laws and government regulations; through the review and interpretation of appropriate laws, judicial decisions and legal articles relevant for drafting contracts and managing liaison with regulatory agencies.

    Skills/Competencies

    • The right person for this role must have good hands-on knowledge of commercial law, arbitration, drafting of legal documents, conducting research and providing legal opinion on diverse legal issues as well as experience responding to invitations/requests from government regulatory or security agencies.
    • The role also requires strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills, attention to details, confidence, integrity and demonstrated ability to effectively engage diverse groups of people.

    Education and Experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Law ( LLB)
    • Master’s degree in Law with specialty in the relevant areas
    • Minimum of 4 years relevant post professional qualification working experience

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    Manager - Faculties

     

    Department: People & Change Nigeria
    Job type: Permanent
    Closing date: 31-Jul-14
    Location: Lagos
    Reference Number: 130-PEO00139

    Key Accountabilities
    ? Develops training budgets and initiate approval process
    ? Manages training logistics such as arranging and booking venue of facilities to ensure successful delivery of faculty programmes
    ? Plans and schedules technical operations meetings and ensures full attendance and productive participation by all faculty members
    ? Provides minute of meetings on implementation of board decisions
    ? Sources for and actively identifies resource persons for faculties’ programmes
    ? Collates and ensures relevant faculties’ programme materials are available for participants
    ? Gathers, reviews and prepares reports of participants’ feedbacks on general faculties’ events and makes recommendations for improvement
    ? Initiates and organises forum with partners of audit firms to discuss issues impacting the profession
    ? Organises and ensures successful conduct of forensic examinations
    ? Coordinates seminars/training/certification programmes for the institute

    This position reports to the Assistant Director (Faculties) and is primarily responsible for planning and organising the Institute’s training programmes to enhance the capacity of members and ensure alignment with the overall goals and objectives of ICAN

    Skills/Competencies

    • The ideal candidate must have good technical knowledge, strong analytical, innovative and report writing skills and the ability to effectively communicate and engage with key stakeholders.
    • Candidate must possess good IT skills, be research- inclined and have a good understanding of the global economy and key development indicators, knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methodology and ability to evaluate and interpret financial statements. Self-confidence, integrity, honesty and team leadership abilities are critical for success on the job.

    Education/Experience
    • B.Sc/HND in Accounting or Economics.
    • Candidate must be a Chartered Accountant
    • Minimum of 5 years post professional qualification experience in the private and/or public sector

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    Manager - Information Security

     

    Department: People & Change Nigeria
    Job type: Permanent
    Closing date: 31-Jul-14
    Location: Lagos
    Reference Number: 130-PEO00143

    Key Accountabilities
    ? Designs, implements and upgrades the information security architecture and security protocols to ensure compliance with internal security policies, principles and practices
    ? Conducts software testing and quality assurance all hardware and other IT devices
    ? Installs, configures and maintains intrusion detection systems, security monitoring devices and responds to security breaches and alerts
    ? Evaluates and develops approaches to resolving potential and real security breaches
    ? Assess and monitors security events and provides remedial advice on identified potential risks to and vulnerabilities in the network
    ? Commissions and installs new applications and customizes existing applications, antivirus and internet security software in order to ensure security of both intranet and extranet
    ? Builds, assesses and configures ad-hoc applications, database schemes to support day-to-day administration of firewalls, Network access control, server operating systems etc.
    ? Initiates activities relating to contingency planning, business continuity management, IT disaster recovery plans and oversees proper replication, storage, archiving, back-up procedures
    ? Establishes, monitors and controls user access, permission and privileges

    This role is responsible for the functionality, integrity and security of the Institute’s information databases with focus on ensuring regular updates/upgrades in line with changes in operational realities.
    The position reports to the Assistant Director, Information Technology.

    Skills/Competencies

    • The role requires sound grasps of Data Protection Act, technical knowledge of database architecture as well as software and database management systems.
    • The ideal person must have good analytical, problem solving and leadership skills. Ability to work under pressure, with good communication skills, diligence, integrity, attention to details, innovative and inquiring capacity are essentials skills for the role.

    Education and Experience
    • B.Sc./HND in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or any other related discipline
    • Minimum of four (4) years relevant post-professional qualification experience

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    Manager - IT Operations

     

    Department: People & Change Nigeria
    Job type: Permanent
    Closing date: 31-Jul-14
    Location: Lagos
    Reference Number: 130-PEO00144

    Key Accountabilities
    ? Provides help desk support to system users on office productivity tools and systems failure
    ? Receives and processes requests for technical assistance either over the phone or in person and advises users on appropriate action
    ? Trouble shoots systems and provides escalated technical support that requires an on-site presence (server, NAS, network or PC equipment failure), including data backup recovery.
    ? Administers the helpdesk by following standard helpdesk procedures, redirecting problems to appropriate resource and maintaining a log of all helpdesk interactions
    ? Tracks and routes problems and requests and document resolutions
    ? Identifies and escalates situations requiring urgent attention
    ? Manages and coordinates all mails
    ? Builds database schemes and table procedures for permission
    ? Participates in the installation of new hardware and software for the Institute
    ? Administers and maintains payroll and WINSTEMIS applications
    ? Coordinates software testing and quality assurance
    ? Prepares reports on all activities within the Unit

    The role reports to Assistant Director (IT) and has primary responsibility for facilitating effective delivery of IT support services in order to ensure the provision of timely and quality service to all stakeholders or experience minimal disruption to Institute’s operations

    Skills/Competencies

    • The role calls for strong analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills.
    • The ideal candidates must demonstrate good knowledge of Windows 2008 server, computer hardware, system trouble shooting, networking and systems development management.
    • The person must be innovative, result oriented, with good communication skills and high sense of integrity and confidence.

    Education and Experience
    ? B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and/or related disciplines
    ? Minimum of 5 years relevant post professional qualification experience

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    Marketing Officer

     

    Department: People & Change Nigeria
    Job type: Permanent
    Closing date: 31-Jul-14
    Location: Lagos
    Reference Number: 130-PEO00136

    Key Accountabilities
    • Develops and coordinates the implementation of marketing strategies and plans to enhance the Institute image
    • Conducts market research and analysis of market performance of ICAN programmes and identifies new target markets for current and future programmes, including new marketing platforms and sensitisation campaigns
    • Monitors developments and trends in the industry including competition to determine impact of ICAN programmes and develops appropriate response strategies
    • Organises visits to create awareness of the Institute’s knowledge building programmes and examination requirements including MCPE programmes by making presentations to training units of relevant organisations and schools
    • Develops winning Proposals and flyers to advertise the Institute’s Programmes for effective reach to the target publics
    • Liaises with various departments to develop initiatives for creating awareness and marketing of ICAN programmes
    • Supervises and coordinates the efforts and activities of the marketing officers towards achieving marketing targets/goals
    • Maintains internal and external professional relationships to create opportunities for marketing the Institute’s programmes and achieve overall corporate objectives

    The focus of this role is to promote public awareness of ICAN’s examinations and related programmes by proactively developing and implementing marketing strategies to increase participation and enhance the Institute overall visibility and competitive positioning.The position reports to the Assistant Director, Corporate Affairs.

    Skills/Competencies

    • Good networking and social skills, confident disposition, good relationship management, report writing and verbal communication skills with strong marketing capacity.
    • The role also demands a target driven, resourceful, self-motivated and creative person with demonstrated capacity to engage stakeholders, ability to work under pressure in a team environment and in-depth knowledge of the Institute’s activities, industry and competition.
    • Sound grasps of market research and analysis, marketing communication, marketing strategy development and public relations are important for success in the role.

    Education and Experience
    • B.Sc./HND in Mass Communication, Marketing, Humanities or Social Sciences
    • Minimum of 5 years relevant post qualification experience which must have been in the marketing and brand management department in a reputable company

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    Senior Manager - Liaison Office

     

    Department: People & Change Nigeria
    Job type: Permanent
    Closing date: 31-Jul-14
    Location: Abuja
    Reference Number: 130-PEO00145

    Key Accountabilities
    • Assists in coordinating the execution of the Institute’s activities (for various public and private sector bodies) in the FCT in liaison with the Head Office Secretariat. Lagos
    • Drives the marketing of the Institute’s professional and ATSWA examinations in collaboration with Abuja District Society
    • Represents ICAN at events/functions or on critical matters requiring the attention and presence of Institute
    • Collaborates with leading organizations e.g. Fiscal Responsibility Commission, EFCC, ICPC etc. to promote transparency and accountability in governance
    • Develops and maintains ongoing relations with Government institutions, including the House of Assembly and other Government establishments to explore opportunities for promoting the interests of the Institute and/or to obtain information of importance to the Institute.
    • Liaises with development agencies, diplomatic corps and educational development institutions such Federal Ministry of Education, NUC, NBTE, etc.

    The focus of the role is to assist the Director (Abuja Liaison) in promoting the activities of the ICAN, ensuring effective and visible representation of the Institute in Northern Nigeria through productive engagement of relevant stakeholders and alignment of the programmes and activities of the Secretariat in Lagos.

    Skills/Competencies

    • A thorough understanding of the dynamics of Abuja FCT and the entire Northern Nigeria with very good networking and social skills necessary to engage productively with key stakeholders in the region.
    • The role also demands good strategic orientation, demonstrated capacity to work under pressure and the ability to develop and maintain relationship with public sector officers in the Ministries, Parastatals, Senate and House of assembly.
    • Success in the role requires diplomacy, self-confidence, ability to communicate and relate with diverse groups of people.

    Education and Experience
    • Good first degree from a reputable University
    • Relevant master’s degree and recognised professional qualification will be an advantage
    • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant post professional qualification experience

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    Sub Editor - Senior Manager

     

    Department: People & Change Nigeria
    Job type: Permanent
    Closing date: 31-Jul-14
    Location: Lagos
    Reference Number: 130-PEO00137

    Key Accountabilities
    • Writes, edits and proofreads reports and press releases before publication to ensure compliance with ICAN’s editorial and publishing policies
    • Prepares headlines, picture captions and summaries on the Institute activities
    • Collates and verifies information and article details for several ICAN journals and other publication
    • Conducts research and prepares routine information including charts and trend analysis relevant to addressing issues of interests to the Institute
    • Designs the page layouts for ICAN publications in line with defined branding requirements and standards and ensures reports are of the right length and correctly placed on pages; photographs are appropriately sized and placed within the features etc
    • Ensures that reports are accurate and do not compromise legal requirements

    The position contributes significantly to promoting the profile of ICAN by providing support to the development of high quality technical journals and reports for the Institute through editing of business news based on well researched articles on issues affecting the accounting profession. The role reports to the Assistant Director, Corporate Affairs.

    Skills/Competencies

    • This role calls for strong creative writing, news and reports editing capacity. The ideal candidate must be tactful in approach, inquisitive, self-driven, meticulous and innovative.
    • The person must be proficient in the Micro-soft office applications, have eye for details and be able to concentrate on editing long technical texts while maintaining high-quality work within tight deadlines. Success in this role also demands hands-on knowledge of the operations of the Editing Department of a news print media or the Editorial Department of an organisation.

    Education and Experience
    • B.Sc Mass Communication or English Language. A related post graduate degree will be an advantage
    • Membership of the relevant professional Institute
    • Eight (8) years cognate experience in editing and writing with focus on business and the economy in a reputable publishing house
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications including publisher

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    Subject Stream Manager

     

    Department: People & Change Nigeria
    Job type: Permanent
    Closing date: 31-Jul-14
    Location: Lagos
    Reference Number: 130-PEO00140

    Key Accountabilities
    • Liaises with and manages relationship with examiners for assigned subject stream
    • Reviews and agrees each examination for presentation to and approval by the Head of Student Affairs and the Chair of the Examination Committee
    • Develops and obtains approval for examination timetables and ensures approved timetables are complied with
    • Acts as the in-house expert for respective syllabus areas by reviewing syllabuses, maintaining up- to- date knowledge of respective areas and providing technical guidance
    • Leads and ensures compliance with quality control measures in the examination process and improvement of all processes for respective subject streams to ensure operational efficiency
    • Coordinates the review of learning materials for assigned subject areas

    The position reports to the Deputy Registrar (Technical Services) and is responsible for effective planning and management of the examination process for assigned subject stream area i.e. any of Financial Reporting and Auditing; Management Accounting and Strategy; Tax and Law.

    Skills/Competencies

    • This role requires strong knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methodology, ability to evaluate and interpret financial statements with a sound financial management capability.
    • The ideal candidate must be innovative and research- inclined with good understanding of the global economy and key development imperatives.
    • The role also requires strong communication and analytical skills, confidence, integrity and demonstrated ability to effectively engage diverse groups of people both within and outside the Institute.

    Education and Experience
    • B.Sc./HND in Accounting, Economics
    • Qualified member of ICAN
    • A Masters and/or Doctorate degree in an advantage
    • Specialist knowledge in any of the following specified areas:
             o Financial Reporting and Auditing
             o Management Accounting & Strategy and
             o Tax and Law
    • Minimum of 10 years relevant post professional qualification experience in the private and/or public sector

    Method of Application

    Application closes two weeks from date of publication. Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interested candidates should click here to apply online Or you can forward your applications and a copy of your Resume to client.recruitment@ng.pwc.com

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