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Assistant Manager, Finance

The primary role of the Assistant Manager (GL) is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the GL, ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of the financial data, and assisting in the preparation of financial statements and reports including closing of financial accounts. This role also requires to generate and analyse financial reports, financial review writing, support overseeing of government-funded programmes and fixed assets register, as well as maintain full set of accounts for a subsidiary, SBF Connect Pte Ltd.

Job Responsibilities

1. Monthly, quarterly, and yearly closing of financial accounts

  • Reconcile and analyse sub-modules transactions (AP, AR & FA)
  • Perform necessary provisions and adjustments via Journal entries for month-end closing
  • Generate monthly, quarterly and yearly Management Financial Reports from NAV software
  • Monitor the movement of balance sheet items, and ensure necessary adjustments are performed in the relevant period
  • Assist in monitoring and maintaining accurate records relating to government-funded projects
  • including monthly reimbursables, cost tracking for funded activities, and provisions

2. Generate and analyse financial reports, report writing and analysis

  • Monthly & quarterly consolidation of SBF Group accounts
  • Perform analysis on business performance against budget and prior periods, and assist in preparing variance narratives in the form of reports and presentation decks
  • Submission of monthly financial reports and bank balance to the Head of Finance and circulation of departmental reports (upload to Sharepoint)
  • Ensure timely preparation of quarterly financial reports review for the Management meeting

3. Responsible for the full set of accounts for SBF Connect Pte Ltd (Subsidiary of SBF)

  • Issue payments, monitor fixed deposit interest & handle any other ad hoc tasks required for SBF Connect
  • Liaise with external stakeholders such as Corporate Secretary, Tax and Report Compilation agents

4. Support of External/Internal audit of SBF financial accounts

  • Liaise with auditors, ensure internal & external audit processes progress smoothly
  • Provide data required, evaluate and perform client/audit adjustments into the financial system
  • Ensure the financial reports are accurate and aligned with audited financial reports
  • Perform necessary analysis on SBF Group yearly financial performance to prepare financial related reports & presentation slides required for various corporate meetings

5. Fixed Asset Register & Fixed Deposit

  • Maintain, update and manage fixed assets register
  • Ensure accurate and up-to-date records of fixed assets, including acquisition cost, depreciation period, depreciation amount and disposal, and reconcile with the GL balance
  • Raise any inconsistencies and update procurement policy for acquiring fixed assets when needed
  • Maintain fixed assets numbering records and & ensure that all assets are properly tagged
  • Support in the monitoring of bank balances, evaluating bank fixed deposit rates & tenure for fixed deposit placement; flagging out any concerns when necessary

6. Process Improvements

  • Regularly update formulas and designs for various financial reports to adapt to changes in organisation chart and include new government-funded programmes
  • Propose necessary updates to the Chart of Accounts as needed
  • Work together with the team to gather functional requirements for the financial system and assess the feasibility of implementing a streamlined workflow
  • Work with the team and relevant stakeholders for the process of financial system change
  • Assist in financial system change when required

7. Willing and able to adapt to changing priorities and take on new responsibilities as required by SBF

Job Requirements

  • A background in Accountancy, Finance, or related field
  • 3 years of relevant working experience in the areas of GL function, fixed assets management and financial report analysis & writing
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Experience with Oracle NetSuite software is a plus
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Diligent, meticulous, and self-motivated with the ability to work independently under tight schedules
  • Demonstrates strong analytical, and problem solving skills