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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:10 AM


Like the university we support, TUIV is in, important respects a diverse start-up organization comprised of a small, hands on and enthusiastic team. We have entered a period of rapid growth and have launched a major outreach, engagement, and fundraising effort aimed at mobilizing the resources FUV needs to thrive and grow. Success in this endeavor will require strategic and creative financial leadership and someone looking to roll up their sleeves in a start-up environment.

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for the fiscal stewardship of TUIV’s resources. A member of TUIV’s senior leadership team, the CFO reports to the Executive Director. The CFO works closely with TUIV’s senior management team, the TUIV Board and its Audit Committee as well as the leadership of Fulbright University Vietnam to maximize the effectiveness of TUIV’s philanthropic partnership with FUV.
The CFO manages TUIV’s financial activities. The CFO also oversees strategic financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting and works closely with Fulbright University Vietnam’s leadership and finance team to develop, review, and refine the policies and procedures needed to ensure that the university’s financial affairs are managed in accordance with international best practice. A finance manager reports to the CFO. Occasional domestic and international travel may be required

The CFO will be a seasoned and mature leader with ten plus years of progressive management experience in finance and financial management roles; academic or non-profit environment. S/he will ideally have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a complex nonprofit with multiple funding sources including federal grants/contracts as well as individual and institutional donors. Advanced degree in Accounting, Business Management, or Finance; certification as CPA or equivalent preferred. And experience with grants provided by the United States Department of State is a plus.

Core duties of the CFO include:
• Oversee cash flow planning, investment and asset management and ensure availability of funds as needed and Review monthly financial position, prepares reports and makes strategic recommendations that ensure financial stability.
• Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans and engage the investment committee of the board of directors to develop short-, medium-, and long-term financial plans and projections.
• Remain up to date on nonprofit audit and best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations and work closely with Audit Committee.

Policy, Planning, and Donor Relations
• Work with the TUIV leadership to develop a comprehensive set of policies and practices appropriate for TUIV’s mission and the requirements of its federal funders. And coordinate the development and monitoring of budgets with TUIV leadership and FUV
• Engage the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors to develop financial plans and projections and represent TUIV to financial partners (financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, public officials, etc.)
• Remain up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations and play a leadership role in the development of financial policies and procedures.

Accounting and Administration
• Design and implement accounting systems and policies to ensure proper oversight of TUIV’s fund stewardship and grant-making activities.
• Manages TUIV’s day to day administrative operations (contracts and procurement, payroll, book keeping, etc.) and ensure maintenance of internal controls and procedures.
• Work closely with Accounting and Auditing Firms to ensure proper recording and management of records.
• Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal funders, private donors, and TUIV’s board of directors; oversee the preparation and communication of periodic and annual financial statements.
• Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns.
The Trust for University Innovation in Vietnam (TUIV) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation based in Massachusetts. TUIV was incorporated in 2012 to serve as the organizational sponsor of Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV). FUV is a private, not-for-profit Vietnamese university inspired by the American liberal education tradition and dedicated to serving Vietnamese society through innovations in teaching, technology, and discovery. FUV grew out of a two-decade long initiative of Harvard University to incubate a center of public policy research and training. President Barack Obama announced FUV in May 2016.
TUIV is an equal opportunity employer.



4-year degree


To apply please send a resume, cover letter and salary requirements attention Ashley Gillis at TUIV is an equal opportunity employer.

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