Stanford University Bing Overseas Studies Program Associate Director for Finance and Administration
Bing Overseas Studies Program
Associate Director for Finance and Administration
Stanford Universityâ€™s Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) is seeking an Associate Director for Finance and Administration to provide management and coordination of administrative, and operations-related functions of the BOSP home office at Stanford University in California, eight (8) overseas centers, and various academic partnership and faculty-led education abroad programs. Â The Associate Director for Finance and Administration is responsible for management of the annual budget cycle, including developing, monitoring, analyzing, forecasting and reporting of a complex budget supporting 11 academic programs, in 11 different countries, and 8 different currencies.
The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) offers Stanford students the opportunity to study abroad while remaining enrolled at Stanford.Â BOSP currently operates quarter-length programs in Australia, Berlin, Cape Town, Florence, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Kyoto, Madrid, Oxford, Paris, and Santiago. Â Each Summer Quarter, BOSP offers three-to four-week Overseas Seminars and Faculty Initiated Programs in various locations. In addition, BOSP also offers internships and other â€śaway from Stanfordâ€ť opportunities.Â Approximately 50 percent of each graduating class has participated in a BOSP program during their undergraduate career.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
â€˘ Bachelorâ€™s degree and five years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management, or combination of education and relevant experience.
â€˘ Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills including conflict resolution.
â€˘ Excellent planning and organizational skills.
â€˘ Excellent communication skills. Attention to detail and accuracy.
â€˘ Strong financial expertise in accounting, budget planning and financial forecasting.
â€˘ Strong expertise in grants and contract administration.
â€˘ Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills.
â€˘ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
â€˘ Strong expertise in business and management computer applications and databases.
â€˘ Ability to multi-task and manage deadlines.
â€˘ Expert proficiency in business applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel.
â€˘ Advanced knowledge of Oracle or other business financial systems. Ability to quickly learn new technologies and financial software applications.
â€˘ Advanced understanding of Financial principals. Strong financial expertise in accounting, budget planning and financial forecasting.
â€˘ Cultural awareness and sensitivity with the ability to bridge the cultural behaviors and needs of other countries with the legal and financial needs of the U.S.
â€˘ Demonstrated competency in project management of high volume of work, some of which is cyclical.
â€˘ Ability to interpret complex research and fiscal policies, assimilate information from a wide range of resources and serve as a mentor and resource to others.
*-Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
â€˘ Advanced degree in related field.
â€˘ Stanford University experience and knowledge of Stanfordâ€™s accounting systems, rules, and procedures.
â€˘ Demonstrated ability to manage all administrative, technical, financial, and facility needs of a multi-national operation.
â€˘ Demonstrated ability to analyze and manage the budgetary implications of currency fluctuations.
â€˘ Ability to independently travel internationally.
â€˘ Experience working within a multinational environment.
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