Chief Economist (Senior Manager) Job At Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)

Chief Economist (Senior Manager)

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)

Chief Economist (Senior Manager) Job Vacancy At Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)

A Chief Economist (Senior Manager) job vacancy is currently available at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified individuals who possess all the below-listed criteria.


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 following the provision of the Act, the establishment and maintenance of the registers of fellows, associates and registered accountants entitled to practice as accountants and auditors and to publish from time to time a list of those persons;

(iii) perform, through the Council of the Institute, all other functions conferred on it by the Act. As the foremost professional accounting body in the West African sub-region, in 1982, ICAN initiated and contributed significantly to the formation of the Association of Accounting Bodies in West Africa (ABWA). In fulfilling its mission, the Institute has over the years certified 38,000 Chartered Accountants who are engaged in value creation in various sectors of the economy. Apart from being in professional practice, ICAN members are engaged in the three tiers of public service as well as the private sector.

Job Description

  • Coordination, development, planning and production of economic and financial analysis and reports towards providing a competitive edge for the Institute to achieve its mission and vision.

Chief Economist (Senior Manager) Responsibilities

  • Helps inform other managers in making forecasts for product/service demand, competitor response, marketing campaign effectiveness, cost trends etc;
  • Analyzes micro and macroeconomic and financial for better corporate decisions and more predictive value;
  • Provides counsel and advising the Institute on fiscal issues; Brainstorms and designs economic projects to help the Institute increase its economic status;
  • Conducts market research and economic trends that will position the Institute strategically Updates members regularly on fiscal and economic matters and;
  • Acts as secretary to the relevant committees.
Subordinates Supervised:
  • Working with other team members in the Technical & Education Directorate
Internal Relationship:
  • Relates with the Director, Technical & Education and other Management staff.
External Relationship:
  • Relates with the representative of relevant external agencies and organizations such as NBS, CBN, research institutes etc.


  • B.Sc and M.Sc in Economics
  • A Doctorate is an advantage
  • 10 years post relevant professional qualification experience.
  • Must be a Chartered Accountant

Required Skills and Competencies

Functional Competencies:
  • Should possess excellent communication skills
  • Should be innovative, confident and must demonstrate a keen interest in the organization’s activities
  • Strong knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics, resource economics and international economics
  • Strong technical skills in areas of statistical analysis
Organizational Competencies:
  • Should be a Team Player
  • Should be capable of inspiring the confidence of boss and subordinates
  • Should possess impeccable integrity and proven commitment to good governance
  • Must have executive presence and inspire the confidence of stakeholders
  • Working knowledge of specialized research software and tools
  • Should be capable of working under pressure, delivering on timelines and achieving strategic goals/targets
  • Should be self-motivated and possess exceptional interpersonal skills

How To Apply For Chief Economist (Senior Manager) Job

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

The application deadline is 17th November.


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