Assistant Head / Senior Officer, Finance (HQ Ops)

Assistant Head / Senior Officer, Finance (HQ Ops)

Agency For Science, Technology And Research
2-5 years
36000 - 72000 SGD

Job Description

Reporting to the Head of Finance, the candidate will be part of a team that is responsible for the efficient and proper functioning of the finance operations in A.STAR Statutory Board.

Job Description

. Conduct annual budget exercise, review budget requests from divisions for reasonableness and to put together budget for approvals

. Perform timely monthly and year-end closing of accounts

. Prepare the monthly budget utilisations and management report with variance analysis.

. Review payment, billing and receipts journals raised by Junior Executives.

. Achieve at least 95% prompt payments target and work towards achieving faster payments target

. Oversee the fixed assets function, including RFID tagging and the verification exercise

. Prepare returns to Ministries and other Government entities.

. Liaise with auditors for internal, statutory and AGO audits.

. Comply with the relevant Government Instruction Manuals and internal policies and SOPs

. Drive operational efficiency through process review and automation such as Robotic Processing Automation (RPA), Data Visualisation

. Be part of the ERP implementation team


. Background in Accountancy. Professional certification e.g ACCA

. Well versed in accounting standards and internal controls

. Preferably 3-5 years of relevant accounting experience with experience in managing a small team of finance staff

. Strong analytical, communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills

. High learning agility and adaptability

. Sense of initiative and responsibility with the ability to work with minimal supervision

. Able to multi-task and deliver results under tight timelines

. Meticulous, organised and resourceful

. Proficient in MS Office applications, Tableau

. Knowledge of SAP system will be an advantage

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