Associate Director of Finance
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Founded in 1991, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a dynamic, international research university in relentless pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of and education in science, engineering, technology, business, humanities and social science.

HKUST has the objective of becoming a world leading university with significant international impact and strong local commitment.

Within its short history, the University has come to be regarded as a leading player in the international higher education scene.

HKUST has been ranked among the top universities in Asia by the QS University Rankings.

The Finance Office is one of the crucial administrative functions providing best-practice financial management services to support the University’s mission in teaching, research and social-

economic development of Hong Kong.

The Role

Reporting directly to the Director of Finance, the Associate Director of Finance is a key position in the University’s finance function.

This requires the position holder to be a hands-on seasoned finance professional with strong technical, managerial and inter-

personal skills, and be able to work very effectively with all colleagues across the whole University.

The appointee is expected to contribute to the development of high quality financial support services and adoption of best practice processes and support efficiency and value for money initiatives.

Initial responsibilities will include taking up a key role in the development of management accounting and financial business planning functions of the University, leading new projects on cost allocation and re-

engineering of budget processess; championing and disseminating best practice in management accounting, production and presentation of financial information.

  • In addition, the appointee will support the Director of Finance in developing, enhancing and maintaining financial policies and procedures and Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) financial systems;
  • and undertaking other duties as required.

    Key Requirements

    The ideal candidate should possess a bachelor’s degree and a professional qualification in accounting. He / She should have at least 15 years of relevant work experience, comprising strong hands-

    on technical and management experience, with a sound track record in cost accounting, management accounting, business planning and project management.

    Excellent and demonstrable leadership, management, technical, analytical, decision-making, communication, inter-personal and negotiation skills are required.

    Proficiency in both English and Chinese is desirable. Relevant working experience in Hong Kong will be a definite advantage.

    Terms of Appointment

    Appointment to the position will be on a three-year fixed-term contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement. Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical, dental benefits and housing where applicable will be provided. A gratuity will be payable upon completion of contract.

    HKUST is being represented by Korn / Ferry International (HK) Ltd for this search. Applications / nominations, together with a full curriculum vitae, should be sent to Ms.

    Mabel Tang of Korn / Ferry (email : HKUST-ADF Review of applications will start immediately and the search will continue until the position is filled.

    Information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.)

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