Job Openings at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Friday 10, November 2017

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) was established by the Act of Parliament No. 15 of 1965 as an organization to regulate the Accountancy Profession in Nigeria. It has over 42,000 members and is a member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and Association of Accountancy Bodies in West Africa (ABWA).

In the Institute’s quest for more effective pursuit of its objectives, it seeks to recruit suitably qualified candidates for the vacant position below in its Research and Technical Education Directorate:

RESEARCH FELLOW

Reports to: The Deputy Registrar, Technical Services

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
The position is directly responsible for;
Organisation of Annual Lectures and Programmes
Organisation of Budget Symposium
Driving the process of publishing at east, one issue of the ICAN Journal of Accounting and Finance
Solicitation of Commissioned papers for financial support by the Institute
Assisting in generating pre-budget inputs into the Annual Federal Government Appropriation Bill
Functioning as a Rapporteur at the Annual Accountants Conference of the Institute
Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Ph.D with a minimum of five (5) years post-doctoral experience
Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
Experience in leading, managing and coordinating a broad range of research in line with defined strategic objectives.

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:
Strong research, analytical and reporting ability with good communication and interpersonal skills.
Success in this role demands diligence, attention to details, creative and inquiring capacity, strategic mind set, leadership, creativity and proficiency in the use of information technology.
Ability to work under pressure and demonstrated capacity to work in partnership with diverse groups while balancing the relative sensitivities are also essential competencies for this role.

SPEECH WRITER

Reports to: The Director, Technical and Education

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
His/her main task is to manage the communication of the Presidency through spe…ed knowledge and provide strategic communication support to the Institute’s Principal office holders.
Drafting speeches, statements, briefings and written communications for the Presidency and ensuring high level of consistency, accuracy and presentation for a wide variety of audiences
Liaising closely with various directorates of the Institute to ensure timely and relevant inputs into development of written communication for the Presidency and other matters of relevance to the Institute.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum of Masters degree in Accountancy, Finance or Economics
Must be familiar with technical writing and possess ability to write effectively with accuracy within tight timelines
Must possess lateral thinking capabilities and ability to synthesize complex materials
Capacity to set deadlines and to multi-task
Membership of a professional accountancy body will offer a distinct advantage.

SENIOR MANAGER – TECHNICAL

Reports to: The Director, Technical and Education

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
The position holder will;
Take charge of technical assignments in the areas of accounting, insolvency and auditing theories, practices, economics, banking and finance related issues, capital market operations, public finance and government policies, standards and professional ethics
Ensure timely response to Exposure Drafts and other international pronouncement o Standards
Must be familiar with standard writing procedures and have flair for writing and editing technical materials for publication.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Must possess minimum of Masters’ degree in Accounting & Finance or related discipline
Must be a member of a recognised professional accounting body with a minimum of four years’ experience.

SENIOR MANAGER, RESEARCH

Reports to: The Director, Technical and Education

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
Identifying the research and technical needs of the Institute for internal and external consumption assisting the Technical, Research and Public Policy Committee or any other Committee of Council that requires the services of the Department in identifying research issues and proffering solutions;
Co-ordinating the Institute’s programmes for promoting and developing the science of accountancy and disseminating the output of the Institute’s research projects;

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum of a Masters’ degree in a quantitative discipline from a recognized/reputable university, and
Must be familiar with computerised research instrument- SPSS; Minitabs and Eview
Possession of a professional accounting qualification will be an advantage.

DIRECTOR, RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

JOB DESCRIPTION
The position reports to the Deputy Registrar (Technical Services) and is responsible for providing intellectual insights and professional guidance on the Institute’s value propositions for the development of the accounting profession in Nigeria through research on topical and policy driven issues relating to economic, financial and the Institute’s regulatory imperatives.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
Provides leadership for the development of a highly effective and efficient Research and Technical Directorate ensuring response to long term needs of professional accountants
Initiates and undertakes research activities on topical, financial and economic issues aimed at enhancing the scope and quality of research conducted by the Institute
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 ICAN
Establishes and actively maintains close links with national policy research institutes to promote research relevant to the accounting profession within their structures and frontier research into issues of interest to ICAN and its members
Coordinates responses to requests from organizations such as IFAC, PAFA and ABWA with respect to exposure drafts and other technical matters
Explores and actively identifies research funding opportunities with local and international development agencies
Manages the Research and Technical Directorate, including functional management and capacity building of staff in the Directorate
Coordinates efforts to provide thought leadership to the accountancy profession in Nigeria
Coordinates the Institute’s efforts at providing technical support for members
Relates with research institutes, academics and ICAN members, FAG, PAFA,
ABWA and development agencies, diplomatic corps and educational development institutions such as Federal Ministry of Education, NUC, NBTE, etc

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum of M.Sc. or equivalent in Accounting or Economics (Ph.D or its equivalence will be an advantage)
Chartered Accountant
Minimum of ten (10) years relevant post professional qualification experience
Experience in leading, managing and coordinating a broad range of research activities in line with defined strategic objectives

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:
Strong research, analytical and reporting ability with good communication and interpersonal skills.
Success in this role demands diligence, attention to details, creative and inquiring capacity, strategic mind-set and Leadership, creativity and proficiency in the use of information technology.
Ability to work under pressure and demonstrated capacity to work in partnership with diverse groups while balancing the relative sensitivities are also essential skills for this role.

TO APPLY
Applicants should send their Applications and a copy of current Resume (specifying the position applied for) to: smgtrec@ican.org.ng

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

DUE DATE: 23 November, 2017

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