Business and Finance

Chief Economist (Senior Manager) at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)

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 50,000 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 pursuit of the Institute’s mission critical objectives to be a leading Professional body, we invite suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Chief Economist (Senior Manager)

Location: Nigeria
Responsible to: Deputy Director, Technical & Education.

Overall Purpose of Job

  • 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.

Description of Main Activities and Tasks

  • Helps inform other managers in making forecasts for product/service demand, competitor response, marketing campaign effectiveness, cost trends etc;
  • Analyzes micro and macro economic 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 degree 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 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, deliver on timelines and achieve strategic goals/targets
  • Should be self-motivated and possess exceptional interpersonal skills.

Deadline: 17th November, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Resume to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.


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

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