Finance and Operations Manager
Incheon, - Full Time

The Stanford Center at the Incheon Global Campus (SCIGC) in South Korea is seeking a Finance and Operations Manager.  The Finance and Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing and managing the business operations and all financial management of the Stanford Center at the Incheon Global Campus (SCIGC) including Government subsidy fund and other funds from profit and non-profit revenue streams, budget planning, and HR management, working closely with the Center Director, Business Manager and Asia-controller.

Financial Management

  • Lead the Accounting Department as an effective mentor and supervisor of department staff and creates a positive and cooperative work environment. 
  • Direct and maintain responsibility for the financial functions of the Program/center, acting as a key strategic business advisor.
  • Lead financial management for the Center’s operations including analyzing financial data, compiling, and submitting reports, analyzing industry trends, and assessing the financial health of the program/center.
  • Oversee and participate in cash management for all revenue streams, budgeting, billing, collections, vendor payments, payroll, internal and external audits, and coordinate with central offices on benefits plan issues.
  • Lead the valuation, management, and coordination all revenue streams (government funding, philanthropy, and of-profit activities) for the center. Ensure compliance with government requirements, Korean accounting standards and industry best practices for the recognition and expense of such revenue, ensuring appropriate books and records are maintained. Coordinate with the Board of Directors for revenue acceptance, and related reporting.
  • Assess and validate annual budget plan in coordination with the Center Director and with faculty director’s approval. Provide regular budget to actual reporting, and secure monthly reviews and signoffs from Center Director and faculty director.
  • Collaborate with the Asia Controller and Global Business Services, to develop and document the internal control structure. Oversee the operations and development of the program/center’s finances; conduct regular assessments of financial procedures.
  • Lead the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual account reconciliations, support the Asia Controller/GBS to monitor, and enforce compliance with tax and financial reporting standards; manage cash flow forecasting.
  • Advise colleagues and executive management on decisions related to the program/center’s finances, including financial issues for amicable resolution of differences. 
  • Supervise the documentation of the program/center’s financial status and forecasts.
  • Lead strategic business planning based on the analysis of the program/center’s status and financial forecasts.

Operations Management 

  • In partnership with the Center Director, provide leadership to achieve the operational goals and vision of the organization. 
  • Provide leadership and support across a variety of strategic Center initiatives.
  • Provide oversight of HR management partnering with Global HR & Business Manager and ensure the Center’s HR management is in compliant with the government rules and regulations in HR management. 
  • Assess and monitor the process of hiring and retaining staff, career coaching, personal development for direct reports and accountable for the performance of employees.
  • May independently or in collaboration with the Business Manager and Global HR Programs guide employees with interpretation and implementation of human resources policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Collaborate with university’s Regional Controller-Asia and university’s Global Business Services function to develop written local policy and procedure documentation, consistent with Stanford’s requirements. Support the education of South Korea personnel to comply with said policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the evolving data and IT infrastructure in support of the research and educational missions of the department. Coordinate with Stanford’s Information Security and Privacy Offices to ensure management of related risks.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field with a minimum of 10 years of experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience with Korean Government Projects (e.g., dealing with government subsidy funds) preferred.
  • Proficiency using E-NARA (Korea government procurement and accounting system) required.
  • Native Korean language proficiency both oral and written.
  • An advanced level of English skills both oral and written to enable effective communications with others whose primary language is English.
  • Advanced knowledge of Korean culture, history, and business etiquette.
  • Knowledge and understanding of accounting systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft and Google applications as well as familiarity with Slack, Zoom or other collaboration/communication tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines, working independently and collaboratively as appropriate with professional colleagues both within the center and abroad in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness. Strong attention to detail with a high level of accuracy.
  • Demonstrated creativity, problem solving, critical analysis, initiative, judgment, and decision-making skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, adept at fostering and maintaining effective collaboration, trust, teamwork, and respect.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong financial expertise in accounting, budget planning and financial forecasting.
  • Strong knowledge of industry standards and/or regulatory requirements.
  • Subject matter expertise for area(s) of responsibility.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in South Korea.
  • May work variable hours, evenings, or weekends.
  • May travel locally and/or internationally with occasional overnight travel.

The Stanford Center at the Incheon Global Campus (SCIGC) is Stanford University’s flagship research center operating in the Republic of Korea.  As a top-tier, global research institution in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford has a long history of international collaboration through research, education, and engagement.   SCIGC, located in Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, is at the center of Stanford’s growing interactions with South Korea and Asia.  Branching across seven schools and many research institutes, SCIGC is a Stanford-wide interdisciplinary research center initially engaging in smart city technology implementation, sustainable urban systems and wellness, innovative entrepreneurship methods and business models, and sustainable development and global economic competitiveness. 

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.