Financial Accountant (Contractor) Financial Accountant (Contractor) …

Schroders Investment Management
in Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Contract, Full time
Last application, 01 Apr 20
Competitive
Schroders Investment Management
in Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Contract, Full time
Last application, 01 Apr 20
Competitive
Take on a challenging role in our Singapore Finance department which is the regional Finance hub for Schroder's Asia business! Looking for someone who can commit to the contract duration till Jun 2021!

Team Overview

The Singapore Finance department is the regional finance hub for Schroder’s Asia business. It is responsible for:

  1. Financial Control: Preparing annual accounts, reviewing the month end financial close, preparing tax and indirect tax returns, preparing regulatory returns, liaising with external advisors (auditor, tax consultants); managing cashflow and liquidity of the businesses;
  1. Finance Operations: accounts payable, accounts receivable, performing the month end financial close, balance sheet reconciliations; and
  1. Management Reporting: Providing monthly analysis of business performance, responding to ad-hoc analysis requests and preparing the annual budget.

 

Overview of role

This position will report to the Financial Controller. The key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Ensuring that financial and management reporting deliverables are completed accurately and promptly;
  • Ensuring that operational processes assigned to them are completed accurately and promptly; and
  • For finance project tasks that have been assigned complete the deliverables on time to expectations.
  • Financial Control and Financial/ Statutory Reporting/ Regulatory Reporting
    • Performing month end financial closing, including liaising with other locational finance hubs
    • Preparing financial statements and supporting the annual statutory audit
    • Perform monthly account reconciliations and monitor general ledger transactions
    • Maintaining documentation of finance processes within the Financial Controls Framework
    • Preparing monthly regulatory returns and various surveys required by local authorities
    • Prepare cashflow and capital projections of the business and facilitate the interco loan and fixed deposits placements
    • Tax filing and compliance to local tax regulator and group tax reporting
  • Transactional Processing
  • Accounts Payable, Costing, Accounts Receivable and Cash processes; and
  • Ensuring that Group controls around accounts payable and costing are implemented
  • Management Reporting
  • Assist in preparing of monthly / quarterly / ad-hoc reporting for management
  • Work with the Asia Pacific Finance team to ensure accuracy and integrity of financial information in support of overall business objectives
  • Group Reporting
    • Assisting in the monthly, quarterly, interim and year end financial disclosures to Group
    • Assisting in the delivery of the regulatory returns for assigned entities within the regulatory deadlines
  • Assist in ad-hoc projects
    • Involved in various finance projects and initiatives
    • Support business initiatives where finance participation is required

 

Essential Skills

Qualities

  • Ability to work on multiple deliverables concurrently;
  • Be able to interact with internal and external stakeholders and able to understand cross cultural differences;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Have a genuine interest in, and curiosity about, our business;
  • Commitment and energy; and
  • Good analytical skills.

Experience

  • Degree in Accountancy and / or Qualified accountant
  • At least 6 years of relevant experience in financial control and/ or management reporting;
  • Strong Excel skills is a requirement;
  • Experience in use of a corporate accounting system (e.g. Oracle, SAP)

 

Desirable Skills

  • External auditing experience is highly desirable
  • Preferably with relevant industry experience (asset management or financial institutions)

 

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