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11 May 2022

Full-Time Global Business Services Specialist

Public Library of Science (PLOS) – Posted by kmotonaga Anywhere

Job Description

*US candidates must be based in any of the following states:

Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington

The Global Business Services Specialist will report to the Finance department and provide high level financial and operational support to our global expansion. They will provide support through organizational resources, and by cross teaming with all areas, including global publishing development, legal, finance, and payroll. They will ensure regulatory reporting and global taxes are processed on time, accurately, and in compliance with government regulations. They are also tasked with analyzing organizational effectiveness, supporting the finance function, identifying resource issues, and preparing reports and recommendations to improve operations efficiency. Role currently reports to the CFO.


  • Assist with financial accounting, analysis and review of global operations and institutional business partners
  • Providing information and support for the preparation of financial reports and budgets globally working with the Manager, FP&A.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations to improve operations efficiency within the finance area.
  • Provide coordination and input to ensure that ongoing financial, regulatory, and legal best practices are met and that they support ongoing administrative operations.
  • Ownership for ensuring completion of operational and administrative tasks associated with global entities outside of the US and the UK, working primarily with finance and legal
  • Assist with coordination between Global Publishing Development and internal and external partners.
  • Assist Global Publishing Development team to develop policies and procedures in collaboration for operational processes to ensure optimization and compliance with established standards and regulations
  • Analysing issues and initiatives that affect the progress of the organization, and preparing associated reports, correspondence, and suggested improvements
  • Responsible for handling multiple projects requiring effective interaction and coordination with other project team members and internal company departments as well as external parties. Identify, prioritize, and mitigate project risks.
  • Conducts regular reviews on ensuring compliance with objectives and regulations within fiancé and accounting and takes necessary corrective action to ensure objectives are achieved.
  • Participate in cross functional teams, acting as the liaison to those assigned project teams for finance, legal, accounting and payroll as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Superior analytical, financial and organizational abilities
  • Possess the ability to think holistically while also being able to dive into the details to tackle problems and opportunities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively utilizing a global mindset
  • Ability to collaborate, influence, and motivate others to further company objectives while promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in multiple aspects of our mission and operations
  • Highly developed people skills and comfortable working in an agile, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
  • Experience working on and helping to lead cross-cultural teams
  • Prior experience with other global cultures, diversity and working styles
  • Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow through on projects
  • Maturity, judgment, and proven ability to lead and influence others
  • Independently driven, resourceful, and able to deliver results with minimal direction

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Business, Business Administration, Business Economics or related field required.
  • Experience creating and analysing complex financial reports
  • Experience creating ROI and KPI’s
  • Experience with internal and external customer service
  • Experience working successfully in cross functional teams
  • Competency in cultural relations in international business
  • Experience working with over 4 international countries
  • Experience working with government regulatory issues in at least 3 countries
  • Deep knowledge and experience with global business required

Equal Opportunity:

We believe in pushing the boundaries of ‘Open’ to create a more equitable system of scientific knowledge and understanding—it’s core to who we are, inside and out. Beyond accepting distinct perspectives, we seek and support divergent backgrounds among our staff because we know differences strengthen our teams, our work, and our communities. We are ever evolving in our journey for representation and equity, and strongly encourage applicants of diverse identities to apply. You will find a group of critical thinkers eager to challenge the status quo and learn with you as we continue breaking barriers to open science. Please see our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


*US candidates must be based in any of the following states:

Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington


US Benefits:  

We want you to be healthy, happy, and comfortable at PLOS. To help you take care of yourself and your family, we offer comprehensive health coverage, vision, and dental benefits along with a few extras: Paid time off for sick leave, vacations, and volunteering; 401k plan with up to 4% match; Paid parental leave for all employees; Commuter benefits.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

Job expires in 36 days.

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