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Finance Lead, Research Institution Cluster

Our Client is in the Education industry

Job No: 2626      |       Advertised on: 2022-07-21      |       CIC: Jaclyn Tan      |       Reg. No: R1104237
Job Location(s): West (eg: Queenstown, Jurong, Clementi, Tuas)

  JOB DESCRIPTION Our client is actively searching for a Finance Lead, Research Institution Cluster to join their team!
If you are a dynamic individual seeking a new career opportunity, read further!

Finance Cluster Lead for 5 Research Institutes / Research Centre of Excellence.

The responsibilities of this role are:

Finance Business Partnering
  • Provide budgeting, forecasting support at RIC/RCE level and/or program level
  • Work with RIC/RCE Directors/Admin Director on new strategic initiatives. Support finance business modelling and analysis. Provide finance insights to enable better decision making.
  • Provide advisory on risk, governance and compliance requirements
  • Understand grantors agreement and conditions. Work with Principal Investigators, Project Managers and Grantors to ensure timely claims submissions, variations and valid charging of expense categories.
  • Maintain constant dialogue, as a key contact person with RIC/RCE Directors, RIC/RCE Admin Directors, Principal Investigators and Project Managers to understand new initiatives, assess operational impact and support the implementation of initiatives
Operational Accounting Management
  • Provide oversight of accounting operational review and support to RIC/RCEs. This includes General Ledger accounting, Asset accounting, Inter Department/Customer billings, Vendor Invoice verification, Expense claims processing/verification and any other accounting operations.
  • Ensure close monitoring and controls are in place for review of reconciliation, timely recognition of transactions per accounting standards and internal accounting policies
  • Ensure adequate systems and processes are in place for clusters’ operations and provide advice on financial guidelines, funding framework, policies, procedures and compliance
  • Oversee and provide day to day guidance and direction to staff on issues and resolution
  • Work with internal and external auditors to ensure timely completion of audit review and certification of Financial Statements and Grants.
  • Build a high performance Finance team through on the job training and development

Projects and Operational Excellence
  • Review and streamline current processes to enhance operational efficiency
  • Participate in University level Finance transformation initiatives (eg, Procurement system and process implementation) and play leadership role to manage process, team and system changes and implementation

The ideal candidate will need to have the following qualities and experience:
  • Degree in accounting, business, finance or a related field
  • 10-12 years of experience in accounting and finance
  • Strong leadership skills in managing stakeholders and with experience in managing an effective team.
  • Possess strong communication skill, both written and verbal; and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in SAP Finance Module; MS Office applications.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Self-directed, hands-on, motivated with high degree of commitment to meeting deadlines, targets and objectives.
  • Attention to detail, working within a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and a sense of urgency.
  • Independent and able to work well with internal and external parties.
  • Technically competent with up-to-date knowledge of accounting standards and, practices
  • Knowledge in audit and controls procedures

An exciting career awaits the right candidate! Click "Quick Apply" to register your interest now.

All applicants' CV will be treated with the strictest confidentiality. We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  SALARY S$9,000.00 - S$10,000.00 per Month


We will try our best to reply all candidates within 7 working days.

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