Responsible for the compliance and timely preparation of financial reporting, operational excellence, internal control implementation and adherence, tax, accounting and other requirements per local regulations for the University of Chicago entities in Beijing, Delhi, Hong Kong, as well as any other international initiatives identified by the University.
In partnership with the Executive Directors of the Centers in Beijing, Delhi, and Hong Kong and 3rd-party accounting and HR firms, ensures the timely and accurate preparation of the centersâ™ payroll, accounts payables and receivables, service agreement execution, and HR-related issues in compliance with local regulations, as well as US and federal regulations where applicable (e.g. federal grants).
Ensures the integrity of financial statements, budgets, the account records to the Global Centers within UChicago Global by developing robust internal control processes, proactively identifying and minimizing risk, and managing the relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
Responsible for successfully managing the relationship with internal and external auditors, local authorities (e.g., tax authority), tax and legal advisors, local and global academic institutes and other global business partners.
In close partnership with the AVP, Global Initiatives & Strategy and the AVP of Finance for Science, Innovation, National Laboratories, and Global Initiatives, ensures compliance with the University of Chicagoâ™s policies, U.S. Federal Regulations regarding U.S Federal grants, and foreign regulatory environments which includes research compliance, export controls, foreign grant accounting and international accounting guidelines/principles.
Works independently to maintain and support the planning and execution of UChicago Global's financial strategy, by preparing annual budgets, and delivering accurate monthly budget forecasts as well as managing overall financial compliance.
Conducts research related to various strategic and international initiatives and prepare analyses, reports and presentations.
Constructs operational and financial plans for a variety of strategic initiatives and co-ordinates across a broad spectrum of campus constituents to facilitate and monitor implementation, analyze outcomes and update leadership through clear and regular communication.
Understands and coordinates operational activities, including finance and business-unit planning.
Establishes relationships with and serves as liaison to administrative units and internal clients to help facilitate and maintain a variety of activities overseas in a compliant manner, including short- and long-term research programs and strategic partnerships, while also coordinating the administration and operations for a portfolio of the University of Chicago's global operations, including through legal entities in Beijing, Delhi, and Hong Kong.
Collaborates on development of communications, presentations, or special events.
Reviews and finalizes reports, presentation and communication to senior leadership.
Staffs working groups that encompass international and strategic initiatives as needed.
Special projects and analytical reporting for the Assistant Vice President for Finance for the Office of the Executive Vice President for Science, Innovation, National Laboratories, and Global Initiatives.
Supervises one or more staff.
Advises on all financial activities, including financial analysis and reporting, budgeting, accounting, accounts receivable/payable, and procurement. Oversees facilities management, including renovations, moves, maintenance and ongoing facilities operations. Manages development of all contracts, including those with vendors and other institutions.
Oversees the management of informational technology planning, ensuring necessary operating and information systems and resources are in place to accomplish strategic goals. Conceives and directs special projects related to the business of the organizational unit.
Performs other related work as needed.
MBA, Masters in Accounting, or masterâ™s degree in relevant field.
Extensive experience managing budgets, financial processes, procedures, and internal controls.
Familiarity with managing global teams, partners and stakeholders.
Experience working for an employer outside of the U.S.
Professional experience in human resources, risk management, tax, and/or audit functions.
Experience of intercompany accounting and operations, preferably in an international context.
Experience in Global Treasury, Foreign Exchange Management, and Hedging.
CPA or equivalent experience in corporate or academia managing Global entities, affiliates or programs.
Project management certification or equivalent experience.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Experience in contractual matters; ability to evaluate, interpret and improve the language used in contractual agreements.
Experience managing corporate compliance, records and minute books.
Understanding of sponsored research in higher education setting.
Demonstrated ability to assess and manage complex issues requiring prioritization and driving resolution.
Proven ability to examine data, grasp concepts, draw conclusions, and solve problems.
Global mindset with prior experience working with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Knowledge of external provider management processes and ability to effectively manage the business relationship with external providers (e.g., vendors, service providers, contractors, consultants, suppliers, etc.).
Operate in a fast-paced environment and manage ambiguity.
Familiarly with the University of Chicago.
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