ICAN JOB| Director, Research and Technical Education

ICAN JOB| Director, Research and Technical Education

ICAN JOB| Research Fellow | institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria VacanciesICAN JOB| Director, Research and Technical Education - There are several job vacancies currently at ICAN.   

One major Institute that sees to accounting professionalize is ICAN. ICAN which is 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. 



Several people always thinks of education when it comes to ICAN. Little do they know that the institute also recruit. For this reason, Most candidate searches for; ICAN registration numberICAN ResultICAN exam feesICAN financial statusICAN paydirectICAN membership financial statusICAN exam docket, institute of chartered accountants of Nigeria study packs and so on. 

Furthermore, the institute has over 40,000 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). 

There are seven faculties created by the Council of the Institute to serve as centres of excellence for members’ capacity building and support for specialisation in seven distinct areas of accountancy. 


  • Audit, Investigations and Forensic Accounting; 
  • Consultancy and Information Technology; 
  • Corporate Finance Management; 
  • Financial Reporting; 
  • Insolvency and Corporate Re-Engineering; 
  • Public Finance Management; And 
  • Taxation and Fiscal Policy Management. 

As a matter of fact, the Institute’s quest for more effective pursuit of its objectives, it seeks to recruit suitably qualified candidates in its Research and Technical Education Directorate. 

The Institute’s research and technical education services and activities are directed at: 

Impacting professional accounting practices in Nigerian economy and enhancing ICAN’s leadership and mentoring role in West Africa sub-region; 

Addressing accounting related issues peculiar to transition economies, especially in 

Africa; 

Contributing significantly to policy issues affecting the accountancy profession globally; 

Impacting enactment of legislations affecting accounting practice, business and the Nigerian economy; 

Research into contemporary issues affecting the Nigerian economy financial accountability and practices and matters relating to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN); 

Generating information for the benefit of ICAN members in addressing their socioeconomic needs and relevant ideas to inspire the Institute and enhance its leadership role among the comity of professional bodies; and 

Nurturing ICAN Journal of Accounting and Finance and increasing its impact factor among academics 

From the above prerequisite, the institute seeks to recruit suitably qualified candidates to fill in the below vacancies;

Vacancy;Director, Research and Technical Education


Job Location; Nigeria 

Core Purpose of the job;

  • 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 
The position is directly responsible to: 
  1. Provides leadership for the development of a highly effective and efficient Research and
  2. Technical Directorate ensuring response to long term needs of professional accountants
  3. Initiates and undertakes research activities on topical, financial and economic issues
  4. aimed at enhancing the scope and quality of research conducted by the Institute
  5. Ensures regular publication of high quality technical journals and memoirs
  6. Networks with senior researchers and academics as well as with national, regional and
  7. International institutions, to ensure continued relevance of research activities and a high
  8. profile for ICAN
  9. Establishes and actively maintains close links with national policy research institutes to
  10. promote research relevant to the accounting profession within their structures and
  11. frontier research into issues of interest to ICAN and its members
  12. Coordinates responses to requests from organizations such as IFAC, PAFA and ABWA
  13. with respect to exposure drafts and other technical matters
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  15. Explores and actively identifies research funding opportunities with local and
  16. international development agencies
  17. Manages the Research and Technical Directorate, including functional management and
  18. capacity building of staff in the Directorate
  19. Coordinates efforts to provide thought leadership to the accountancy profession in
  20. Nigeria
  21. Coordinates the Institute’s efforts at providing technical support for members
  22. Relates with research institutes, academics and ICAN members, FAC, PAFA, ABWA and
  23. development agencies, diplomatic corps and educational development institutions such
  24. as Federal Ministry of Education, NUC, NBTE, etc

Competency and Skill Requirement

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.

Job requirement; 

  • 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

Benefit/Salary 

Salaries and Allowances are very encouraging for a Start 

Method of Application 

Interested Candidates are to please forward their applications and a copy of current resume (specifying the position applied for) to smgtrec@ican.org.ng 

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