Director of Finance, HKUST Guangzhou Campus (Job ID: 4696)

Job level Senior
Work exp Minimum 10 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Language Chinese - Cantonese, Chinese - Mandarin, English
Guangzhou (廣州)
Employment type Full Time
Benefits Medical plan
Industry Education / Training
Job function Accounting > Senior Management
Accounting > Others
Administration > Administration / Operation Manager
Published On 17/06/2019

Job Title: Director of Finance
HKUST Guangzhou Campus
Job ID:  4696

Job Posting Details

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is seeking a seasoned professional and executive in leading, formulating and implementing the accounting and procurement functions for the University’s branch campus in Guangzhou i.e. HKUST(GZ). During the transition period, the appointee will report directly to the President and Provost of HKUST as a key advisor on all accounting and procurement related matters of HKUST(GZ) with a view to taking up the ultimate role as the Director of Finance of HKUST(GZ) once the legal status of the branch campus is established.

The Director of Finance will be a member of the future management team of HKUST(GZ) and provide strategic leadership for the accounting and procurement strategies and policies for the HKUST(GZ) campus. The appointee will be required to station and work in the Mainland, initially in Nansha, with frequent business travelling to Clear Water Bay Campus as required.

Job Duties

  • Develops and establishes the financial and procurement policies and procedures of the HKUST(GZ) encompassing the design and implementation the ERP financial systems;
  • Leads the finance team to manage the entire spectrum of the financial functions including financial planning, compliance with accounting standards and regulations, reporting of the HKUST(GZ);
  • Be responsible for all statutory reporting and liaison with external auditors;
  • Serves on relevant finance committee for the setting up of accounting and procurement policies and procedures for HKUST(GZ); and
  • Be responsible for annual audit with external auditors


  • A bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or related discipline with professional accounting qualification;
  • At least 10 years’ relevant working experience in Mainland at a senior level in a sizable organization;
  • Excellent Chinese market knowledge. Familiarity with Chinese listing, accounting, tax and other rules and regulations as well as company operations;
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Chinese (Putonghua);
  • A team leader in a dynamic environment with strong analytical skills and business acumen; and
  • Hands-on, self-motivated and capable to achieve targets in tight timelines.

This is a Mainland appointment and the appointee will be offered a contract by HKUST Mainland Entity in accordance with the local labor laws and regulations. Appointment will initially be made on a 3-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Application Procedure
Interested candidates should send their application together with a curriculum vitae to the Selection Panel by email to  on or before 30 June 2019. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement by email upon successful submission. We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.