[About the Korea Innovation Center (KIC)]
KIC Washington, D.C. is a South Korean government accelerator under the Ministry of Science and ICT (Information and Communication Technology) that specializes in facilitating connections and entry to the U.S. market for South Korean tech startups. We discover and incubate promising Korean technology startups by providing assets such as connections to market enablers and accelerators and training programs. Over the past five years, KIC Washington, D.C. branch has supported over 500 South Korean startups to achieve their mission both in South Korea and in the United States. Globally, Korea Innovation Center (KIC) has four offices - Washington DC, Silicon Valley, Berlin, and Beijing on a mission to create a global startup ecosystem.
[Korea Innovation Center 설립목적 및 근거]
※ 과학기술기본법 제 18조, 국제과학기술협력규정 제2조 및 제4조
- 창조경제 글로벌화 실현 및 우리 과학기술·ICT 분야의 국제협력 및 해외진출을 위한 해외 교두보 역할 수행
- 과학기술 ICT 분야 투자,혁신거점으로 스타트업 진출 플랫폼 본격화 및 협력 R&D 지원
- 국제협력 및 해외 진출의 현지 허브로서 과기정통부 및 타 부처 산하기관 해외센터, 한인 네트워크 등을 모두 연계하는 종합지원 기능 역할 수행
· Accounting Manager
[General Duties and Responsibilities]Accounting (60%)
Manage account maintenance activities, payables, and project accounting while ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
Maintain financial information, files and records (e.g. paid invoices, checks, documentation, reimbursements, reports, vendor files, receipts, etc.) to ensure the availability and readiness of documentation and compliance with established policies and regulatory guidelines.
Monitors account balances and related financial activity to ensure that allocations are accurate and comply with established financial practices to produce monthly financial reports.
Analyze variations in the subsidiary ledgers within the financial system and take appropriate corrective actions.
Potential for property asset management.
Certain cash management activities at the property level.
Project Management (40%)
Assist and deliver KIC programs reporting to clearly articulate current status, stakeholder needs, issues, budget, decisions needed across the program, and develop materials for Sr. Management.
Support in maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders across Korean tech startups, government entities, U.S institutions, vendors, and mentors to understand their needs, to anticipate obstacles to success, and to solve complex problems.
Identify opportunities where we can do better for our tech startups (business process, training, technology commercialization) to increase KIC’s overall impact.
Escalate issues to ensure program scope/schedule/budget is met.
Bachelor’s degree and related professional experience
Eligible to work in the U.S. without any sponsorships
Bilingual in English and Korean equivalent to native fluency including reading, writing, and communicating in a business professional environment
Ability to self-learn, act on own initiative and work in a dynamic environment
Excellent Microsoft Office/PC skills
Strong attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills
Excellent time management, planning and organization skills
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and aptitude to meet deadlines
Proactive and tenacious work ethic
Ability and willingness to travel, as needed
Bookkeeping / Accounting: 2+ years
Experience working in a small/ start-up company environment.
Strong commercial experience and business acumen
Experience in technology commercialization and consultation to Korean and/or U.S. based start-ups