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ICAI Invites Applications from Highly Competent Candidates for the Positions of SECRETARY, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR and DIRECTOR (TAXATION).
October, 01st 2012
(Premier professional body set up by an Act of Parliament)
ICAI Bhavan, Indraprastha Marg, Post Box No. 7100, New Delhi 110 002.

ICAI invites applications from highly competent candidates for the positions of


ICAI, the second largest accounting body in the world, set up by an Act of Parliament, is looking for a high profile and multi-faceted personality with leadership qualities, excellent communication, interpersonal and motivational skills for the positions of Secretary, Technical Director and Director (Taxation). This is an EXCELLENT opportunity for high calibre professionals to join a world class accounting organization and make an impact on the national level.

1.   SECRETARY (which is a statutory position) Location: New Delhi


  • To act as the Secretary of the Council of ICAI, which is the governing body managing the affairs of ICAI.
  • Largely responsible for furthering the Institutes objectives of promotion and regulation of the Accountancy Profession, by being in constant touch with other statutory / regulatory / professional bodies within and outside India and the Governments and the Society at large.
  • As a conceptualist, to sustain and further enhance the image of the profession externally with various Government Ministries / Departments like Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Office of the C&AG, Ministry of Law and Justice; Regulators such as RBI, SEBI, IRDA, etc., and Apex Industry Associations.
  • To be the external face of ICAI with international and regional / sub-regional professional accounting bodies, such as, IFAC, IASB, IAASB, CAPA, SAFA, etc.


  • Brilliant academic career, outstanding track record and also flair for taking up multifaceted challenging assignments.
  • Currently occupying a top management / managerial position (directly involved in policy making and formulating strategies) reporting only to the Board of Directors / CEO of the organisation concerned.
  • Relevant experience: 20 years or more in any renowned / reputed regulatory / professional / educational body / institution in the Government, Public or Private Sector.
  • Membership of ICAI with a high first class Degree from a renowned University would be an added advantage. [Condition relaxable in exceptional cases].
  • 45+ years (relaxable in deserving cases)
2.   TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Location: New Delhi


  • Technical Director heads the Technical Directorate which provides support to the Accounting Standards Board, Committee for Implementation of Indian Accounting Standards (IFRS), Committee for Accounting Standards for Local Bodies, Research Committee, Expert Advisory Committee and other assignments relating to providing inputs to the accounting pronouncements issued by the Institute.
  • The work includes liaising with the relevant international bodies, such as International Accounting Standards Board and the Governmental and Regulatory Authorities, such as Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Reserve Bank of India, Securities Exchange Board of India, Insurance Regulatory Development Authority and other such authorities on accounting matters.
  • He / She would act as team manager of the Technical Directorate comprising technical and administrative personnel.


  • Essential knowledge and skills required for the incumbent would include expert knowledge of the Accounting Standards in India and IFRSs apart from the other pronouncements, such as Guidance Notes, Opinions of Expert Advisory Committee and other technical literature issued by the ICAI.
  • The skills required include application of the aforesaid pronouncements in specific situation with a view to advise the relevant Committees/Board and to draft the relevant pronouncements.
  • This would require ability to objectively analyse issues involved in various accounting alternatives and perceive their implications in implementation.
  • Chartered Accountant or equivalent with experience of application of Accounting Standards in India and or abroad of 15 years.
  • 45+ years (relaxable in deserving cases)
3.   DIRECTOR (TAXATION) Location: New Delhi


  • The incumbent Director would head the Departments supporting the Committees on Direct Taxes, Indirect Taxes and International Taxation and involve himself in all tasks and assignments relating to formulation of ICAI inputs for submission to various authorities.
  • The work includes co-ordination with Governmental and Regulatory Authorities, Industry Associations, Chambers of Commerce, Organisation of Certificate Courses, acting as Faculty / Programme Co-ordinators etc. in Seminars / Conferences / Certificate Course Classes etc.


  • Expert knowledge of tax laws including international taxation.
  • Ability to interpret and analyse tax laws.
  • Chartered Accountant with Post qualification experience of about 20 years involving practical exposure and proven academic contribution.
  • 45+ years.

Salary payable for the said positions are currently under revision and hence the same is negotiable, which among others, would seek to protect, to the extent feasible, the current salary drawn by the deserving candidates. Contractual arrangement can also be considered in exceptional cases.

For structured application and other details, please visit our website: Interested candidates may e-mail their structured format application for Secretary / Technical Director / Director (Taxation) at or can send through speed post/courier to the Deputy Secretary, HRD (P) at the above address, superscribing on the envelope Application for the post of Secretary/Technical Director/Director (Taxation) within 15 days.

Application Form
Advt. No. ICAI/Rectt./08/2012

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