Stanford University Bing Overseas Studies Program Associate Director for Finance and Administration
Bing Overseas Studies Program
Associate Director for Finance and Administration
Stanford University’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. 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. BOSP currently operates quarter-length programs in Australia, Berlin, Cape Town, Florence, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Kyoto, Madrid, Oxford, Paris, and Santiago. 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 “away from Stanford” opportunities. 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:
• Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management, or combination of education and relevant experience.
• Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills including conflict resolution.
• Excellent planning and organizational skills.
• Excellent communication skills. Attention to detail and accuracy.
• Strong financial expertise in accounting, budget planning and financial forecasting.
• Strong expertise in grants and contract administration.
• Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Strong expertise in business and management computer applications and databases.
• Ability to multi-task and manage deadlines.
• Expert proficiency in business applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel.
• Advanced knowledge of Oracle or other business financial systems. Ability to quickly learn new technologies and financial software applications.
• Advanced understanding of Financial principals. Strong financial expertise in accounting, budget planning and financial forecasting.
• 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.
• Demonstrated competency in project management of high volume of work, some of which is cyclical.
• 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:
• Advanced degree in related field.
• Stanford University experience and knowledge of Stanford’s accounting systems, rules, and procedures.
• Demonstrated ability to manage all administrative, technical, financial, and facility needs of a multi-national operation.
• Demonstrated ability to analyze and manage the budgetary implications of currency fluctuations.
• Ability to independently travel internationally.
• Experience working within a multinational environment.
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