Finance Manager (Financial Services)

Location Singapore
Discipline: Accounting & Finance
Contact name: Tulay Verim

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Job ref: 461
Published: 21 days ago

Finance Manager (Financial Services)
Must be a Singapore Citizen or PR

Our client that is the one of the energy and infrastructure developer in Asia is looking for a Finance Manager who is highly focused, talented and driven individual to join the Singapore team. This person will be required to support the Financial Controller and support the overall finance, accounting and tax function, with a strong emphasis on technical know-how.


  • Prepare financial statements of group entities according to applicable financial reporting standards 
  • Closely involved in annual audit process for multiple company entities and act as one of the main points of liaison with auditors, especially on technical matters
  • Act as the in-house technical expert and advise the Singapore finance team on matters of financial reporting and local tax compliance
  • Involved in monthly close process in compliance with deadlines and internal controls
  • Review and submission of quarterly GST filings and corporate income tax filings
  • Review regulatory submission information
  • Review accounting entries ensuring clerical accuracy and appropriate support documentation
  • Work closely with outsourced accounting function in Manila on all accounting matters, including monthly financial close and reconciliations of entities
  • Assist in preparation of quarterly Board of Directors meeting materials, including unaudited financial statements, investment summaries etc
  • Constant interaction with third-party fund administrator in Singapore to ensure seamless provision of required information
  • Prepare and/or review other ad-hoc reports/schedules
  • Ensure work is performed in compliance with all financial policies and processes
  • Ad hoc project work and support to the CFO, Financial Controller and Senior Finance Manager as required

Required Attributes;

  • MUST have very strong technical accounting and financial reporting knowledge, in particular Singapore FRS and IFRS with qualification of CPA, CA or ACCA.
  • Knowledge or experience of other accounting standards (e.g. Japanese GAAP) an advantage
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of software, especially Excel
  • Sound grasp of Singapore GST and corporate income tax rules
  • Prior exposure to corporate tax structuring, tax planning, overseas tax issues (including WHT, DTAs etc.) an advantage
  • At least 6 years’ of work experience, including a minimum of 3 years’ commercial experience (i.e. outside of practice)
  • Independent and critical thinker with strong analytical ability
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to confidently interact with senior management, external vendors and peers
  • Prior experience of working with Microsoft Dynamics NAV desirable
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (including report writing)
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and Power Point
  • Prior experience with Lucanet (consolidation software) and SAP Concur, SAP Analytics is desirable
  • Highly organised, methodical and efficient
  • History of working effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently to achieve optimal results
  • Demonstrated stable work history
  • Big4 experience is a must