Mallam Tijjani Musa Isa BSc, MIoD, FCA attended the famous Barewa College, Zaria. He proceeded to the Prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Accounting in 1978 at age 22.

He left for United Kingdom (UK) immediately in 1979 to pursue his professional accountancy qualification. While in UK, he attended Slough College of Higher Education, Wellington Street, Slough Berkshire; London School of Accountancy, Longford Street, London and Emile Woolf College of Accountancy, Holborn, London for accountancy lectures to prepare for the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) examinations.

On his return to Nigeria, he joined the firm of Muhtari Dangana & Co (Chartered Accountants) where he qualified as a member of ACCA. He subsequently attended the ICAN Special Candidates’ Conversion Course and became a member of the Institute in 1998. He became a Fellow of ACCA in 2003 and that of ICAN in 2008.

To further hone his leadership skills, Mallam Tijjani also attended the Columbia Business School Executive Education Programme, Columbia University, New York, USA and Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.

Mallam Tijjani had his practical accounting experience in different accounting firms including Obiora Monu & Co (Chartered Accountants); Muhtari Dangana & Co (Chartered Accountants); and Sada, Idris & Co. (Chartered Accountants). In 2002, he set up Tijjani Musa Isa & Co (Chartered Accountants), a medium-sized practice with interests in public and private sector projects including World Bank sponsored projects.

He has served in the private sector all through his professional life. He worked for a year with Bank of the North Ltd before proceeding to the United Kingdom for his professional examinations in 1980. On his return, he worked in diverse companies and positions such as Head of Internal Audit, SCOA Nigeria Plc (Equip Division); Accountant, Kaduna Furniture and Carpets Company Limited (KFCC); Assistant General Manager (Finance), Nigerian Unity Line Plc. He was also AGM, Internal Audit and subsequently Director Treasury of Intercellular Nigeria Limited, Marina Lagos from 1998 to 2001. Intercellular Nigeria Limited was the first private Telecommunications Company, wholly owned by Nigerians.

In the last 22 years, Mallam Tijjani has been in active professional practice handling very diverse and complex audit, non-audit engagements and promoting the values of integrity, accuracy, accountability and transparency. He is obsessed with providing quality services to clients.

Mallam Tijjani works with many small firms as a strategy to promote capacity building amongst practitioners.

He is also a member of the prestigious Institute of Directors (IoD), Nigeria. Tijjani is a widely travelled professional. To him, travelling is part of education as it exposes adherents to best practices in various jurisdictions.

Since his election to ICAN Council in 2009, he has served the Institute in various Council Committees either as Chairman, Deputy Chairman or Member before he became the 58th President of the Institute in the 2022/23 Presidential year.

Mallam Tijjani Musa Isa is happily married with children and grand children.