· Oversee all financial aspects of the reporting entity that is/are assigned to the Assistant Head (AH) / Senior Officer (SO) within a Shared Services operating environment, which provides financial services to the A*STAR Research Entities (ARES).
· The financial aspects include budgeting and planning, financial and management reporting, tax reporting and financial analysis of the reporting entity. The Assistant Head/Senior Officer is to be a business partner to the entity’s management, which includes addressing adhoc queries as well as providing financial advice to the reporting entity. The Assistant Head/Senior Officer is also the key point-of-contact between the reporting entity and the other divisions within the Finance department, such as Accounts Payables, Fixed Assets etc.
· Ensure internal controls and financial procedures are in compliance with the Grantor’s policies, terms and conditions. The Assistant Head/Senior Officer will also be the secretariat for the reporting entity’s audit committee meetings.
· Work with other stakeholders effectively to optimize the financial operations. In addition, the Assistant Head/Senior Officer will focus on continuous improvement and leverage new or enhance existing efficiency tools. In this regard, the Assistant Head/Senior Officer will lead or be involved in digitalisation projects if required.
Possess at least 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in financial planning and analysis, as well as financial operations and reporting
Knowledge of SAP system will be advantageous
Involvement in system automation projects will be advantageous
Strong analytical, communication, interpersonal and stakeholder engagement skills
Able to multi-task and deliver results under tight timelines