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Assistant Director, Research
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NTU is a research-intensive university known for its strong research capabilities and has established several research institutes and centres. It has also formed partnership with leading institutions around the world to further its research efforts.

As the Assistant Director, Research, you will support the team in the following.
  • End-to-end partnership: Build strong relationships with unit leaders and stakeholders to understand their strategic objectives and challenges. Act as a trusted advisor, providing guidance on best practices, process optimization, and solutions to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Continuous improvement champion: Identify and implement opportunities for continuous improvement within the research FP function. Analyze data to identify bottlenecks and inefficiencies, propose solutions to streamline processes, reporting and decision support
  • Budgeting: Steer the development of accurate and insightful annual budgets aligned with objectives and goals. Collaborate with teams to ensure accurate data collection and analysis
  • Financial analysis: Curate and manage dashboards and KPIs to enable in-depth analysis of financial data to identify trends, risks, and opportunities. Translate complex financial information into clear and concise reports for management, highlighting key insights and potential areas for improvement.
  • Management reporting: Lead preparation of regular management reports that provide a comprehensive overview of financial performance, key metrics, and compliance considerations.
  • Financial accounting support: Manage and oversee the preparation of annual year-end entries, ensuring adherence to accounting standards and regulatory requirements. Work closely with auditors on audit schedules and address their queries.
  • Control & Compliance: Proactive management of research projects through early review and intervention. Ensure adherence to company policies and procedures related to financial reporting, internal controls, risk management, and accounting standards.
  • Team development: Mentor and coach members, fostering a culture of continuous learning, teamwork and positivity
  • Other projects and assignments value adding to NTU


• Tertiary education in Finance, Accountancy, Business, or equivalent professional accreditation with minimum 8 years of experience in financial and business analysis, budgeting, financial modelling, decision support

• Demonstrated success in managing diverse stakeholders

• Achievements in continuous improvements

• Strong analytical skills and attention to details

• Excellent communication, interpersonal and influential skills

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP, Ariba), financial analysis tools

Hiring Institution: NTU
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