The International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET, in Tbilisi, Georgia is looking for a candidate for the Deputy Director for Finance Position.

Position: Deputy Director for Finance / Secretary to the Board;

Reporting to: Executive Board;

Start time: Summer, 2018;

Direct Reports: 2-4;

Terms: Competitive;

Role Overview

Governance coordination:

● Is responsible for coordination of all governance-related meetings (Governing Board, Executive Board, Academic Committee, Policy Committee), task ownership assignment and tracking, implementation assessment;

● Oversees internal communication of strategic and financial performance.

Finance, HR and Legal execution:

● Is responsible for managing the Finance, HR and Legal departments;

● Is responsible for appropriate control of Finance, Accounting, Performance Reporting, HR and Legal activities;

● Oversees the implementation of a 3-5 year strategy to ensure ISET and ISET-PI sustainability;

● Collaborates with other departments and management to identify and pursue funding prospects, supports the development of funding proposals and donor reports (including ISET-PI funding proposals);

● Provides appropriate management reports as directed by the Director and the Executive Board;

● Provides high-level management for all financial activities including strategic financial planning, budget analysis and management, financial modeling and reporting, cost benefit analysis, forecasting, accounting and maintaining operations;

● Is responsible for implementing appropriate internal financial systems and processes to ensure compliance with accepted accounting policies and practices;

● Provides HR leadership by overseeing the implementation and maintenance of HR policies and procedures, talent acquisition, employee career development, succession planning, retention programs, training and leadership development;

● Is responsible for coordination of all legal, compliance and regulatory affairs, including through 3rd party consulting/outsourcing;

● Coordinates management audit process, whether internal or external lead.

Qualifications (Recommended):


• Recognized degree in the field of Finance or Accounting;

• Certified/Chartered Accountant qualification or equivalent.


• Minimum of 10 years of corporate experience, of which minimum 5 years is a senior financial management role;

• Proven expertise in accounting principles and strong understanding of financial, accounting, and taxation requirements;

• Proven expertise in HR policies and procedures management.


• Manages resources effectively through strong organization skills, multi-tasking, delegation, time management and project management skills;

• Awareness of current legal issues associated with the educational industry;

• Detail oriented and highly organized with strong analytical skills;

• Excellent communication and relationship building skills;

• Fluency in written and spoken English is required;

• Proficiency in one or more languages spoken in the Caucasus is desirable.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Send letter of interest and CV to: [email protected] with “Deputy Director for Finance” in the subject.

Deadline: June 15, 2018

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