Finance manager (Controllership/Reporting)

Location Singapore
Discipline: Accounting & Finance
Contact name: Vijayita Biswas

Contact email:
Job ref: 744

Our client in one of the largest integrated maritime solutions provider, managing a fleet of close to 700 vessels. They looking for a dynamic Finance Manager with top notch accounting & analytical skills. He will be directly reporting to the Finance Director.




Financial Reporting Review

Monitors, controls and reviews the budget and forecasts of the assigned entities and functions (group teams), ensuring the needful is done to ensure budgets are not exceeded and forecasts are realistic and achieved. Produces monthly and quarterly financial statements. Conducts the budget monitoring against actual monthly results, ensures the development of the respective management reports and flags issues of consideration and proposes solutions for improvement.

Receives, reviews, analyses and monitors periodical management reports from assigned entities and functions for their operations regarding all operational areas under his responsibility and coordinates as necessary.

Produces consolidated reports with all the required information and analytics.


Working Capital Monitoring

Reviews the periodic accounts receivables and accounts payables reports of the assigned entities, raises issues and proposes appropriate action plans


Cost Control / Capital Expenditure

Exerts cost control for the assigned entities and group teams as per the agreed budgets and policies.

Conducts evaluation for the assigned entities and group teams’ capital expenditures requests.


Tax and Accounting

Monitors conformity of the assigned entities to international and local accounting principles, processes and legislation, in order to safeguard the company’s compliance with all statutory, financial and tax requirements and thus, manage and minimise any potential related legal risk. Supervises the preparation of statutory financial statements by the assigned entities in accordance with statutory and shareholders’ requirements.


Treasury Activities

Identifies investment opportunities and hedging for the optimal utilisation of the assigned entities’ assets, cash flow and available funds, in order to enable the decision makers to enhance the investment benefits returns with the minimum risk exposure with an emphasis on foreign exchange exposure. Coordinates the provision of periodical analytical reports concerning the cash liquidity and foreign exchange status.


CFO office communication and support

The Controller is the first point of contact for all CFO matters, especially financial and accounting, and keeps in close contact with the entities and functions management for any assistance and support that may be required.


Other assignments

The Controller engages in other ad-hoc tasks as per CFO’s instructions as such as tax and financial reporting projects, IT infrastructure development, supply chain management issues, performance management, feasibility studies, investments appraisals etc.




Education and Qualifications:

University degree in Finance or Accounting or equivalent

A Master’s Degree in Business/ Accounting / Finance or equivalent would be desirable

Professionally qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CPA) would be an advantage


Work Experience:

3 years of experience as qualified accountants

5 years of experience in a related field for non-qualified accountants


Job-Specific Skills:

  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems
  • Ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
  • Hands-on experience in short and long-term budgeting and forecasting, rolling budgets, and product-line profitability analysis
  • Knowledge of the maritime legal and tax framework e.g. employers’ obligations, recruitment prerequisites etc.
  • Advanced analytical and conceptual thinking
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of the local/regional maritime market conditions
  • Very good people management skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Fluency in Mandarin will have a preference


Singapore Citizen or PR only!