Associate Director of Finance and Human Resources

  • Address : Kigali, Rwanda
  • Position Type : Full Time
  • Deadline : 30-July-2016
  • Vacancies : 1
  • Required degree : Bachelor
  • Required Years of Experience : 5

About Carnegie Mellon University

Since its founding in 1900, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has been a birthplace of innovation. Ranked #1 in Computer Science and #4 in Engineering by U.S. News & World Report, CMU is dedicated to producing creative and technically strong engineers that have meaningful impact in their communities and accelerate positive technological change in the world. In 2011, CMU extended its global footprint into Africa as the Regional Center of Excellence for ICT based in Rwanda, and the anchor tenant of Kigali Innovation City. In a region booming with opportunities, CMU is the only U.S.-based research university offering its master’s degrees with a full-time faculty, staff and operations in Africa.

Description, duties, responsibilities

CMU is searching for a dynamic, capable leader to manage the finances and drive human capital strategies for its graduate program in Rwanda. The Associate Director of Finance and Human Resources (HR) will ensure the organization is managed efficiently and within budget, by an exceptional team of talented professionals to achieve the university’s goal to produce the next generation of technology leaders and innovators in Africa. The responsibilities include budget management/monitoring, budget development for local initiatives, financial analysis, internal and external reporting, and grant administration support. The Associate Director of Finance and HR will also manage talent acquisition and professional development for employees. Coordinating through the College of Engineering’s finance and operations team, s/he will work with International Finance, Human Resources and Benefits and other departments in Pittsburgh to carry out business processes and maintain compliance with university policies, tax and labor laws. S/he will be a member of the leadership team, and be responsible for key business functions that support the academic vision and mission of the organization.

25% - Initiate and manage business activities related to budget control and spending. Oversee the flow of work and ensure deadlines, fiduciary controls and departmental goals are met. Establish work processes, and regularly review if they are being effectively followed. Troubleshoot problems and questions concerning university policies and procedures. Provide information and advice to faculty and staff on current university policies and administrative procedures.

30% - Oversee the implementation of business processes, including but not limited to payroll, budgeting, purchasing, business travel, expense reporting or any other related business activity. Review all accounting and payroll reports to ensure accuracy of entries, distribute all information on a timely basis to individuals who need to review the data, and if needed make corrections within the allowable period. Provide information for annual audit and implement auditor recommendations. Oversee the Purchasing Card (PCard) program in the department and ensure compliance with purchase and charging rules of the department, college and the university.

30% - Oversee on-boarding, training and professional development of employees. Maintain personnel records. Review personnel needs with management. Generate employment contracts. Oversee the management of employees, and ensure human resource policies are upheld. Manage the review of performance appraisals including salary recommendations, hiring and firing decisions, etc. Provide technical support for WorkDay to ensure HR appointments are entered correctly, and help troubleshoot issues that arise in WorkDay.

5% - Develop mid-year and annual reports on the finance and human resource activities of the organization. Identify areas in need of improvement or realignment. Prescribe tools and processes to address the respective needs in line with the strategic goals of the organization.

10% - Related duties as assigned.

Requirements and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, business or similar field required

  • Master’s in business administration preferred

  • Management or human resources experience required

  • 5+ years of experience in accounting, finance, business administration, etc. is required

  • Excellent oral/written communication required

  • Fluency in English is required

  • Advanced-level experience with MS Excel preferred