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Head (Finance Transformation - Projects) - Contract

Agency: Accountant-General's Department
Job no.: 532848
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Accounting, Audit, Finance

Accountant-General’s Department (AGD) is the lead government agency which provides financial and accounting services to our Singapore Public Service. Our wide-ranging roles include:

  • Formulating Accounting, Financial and Reserves Policies
  • Setting Accounting Standards, Policies and Practices
  • Developing and Managing Government Accounting Systems
  • Preparing Government Financial Statements
  • Conducting Value-For-Money Reviews
  • Conducting Internal Audits
  • Monitoring Financial Returns and Borrowings
  • Managing Government’s Cashflows

The work we do at AGD is diverse, challenging and enriching. You will gain valuable insights and new perspectives through our inter-agency work as we promote innovation and transformation. We will also provide you with opportunities to grow professionally, stretch your potential and hone your leadership skills.

The jobholder is responsible for driving the successful implementation of Whole-of-Government (WOG) corporate service systems to modernise the processes and to transform service delivery. He/She will support the Project Director in implementing the required functionalities for Finance and/or Payroll. Examples of Finance include Payments, Receipts, Asset Management, Project Management, Inventory Management etc. Examples of Payroll include Payroll, Claims, etc.

Specifically, the job holder will:

  • Lead the project team, coordinating and collaborating with other agencies and stakeholders in the project, 
  • Responsible for tender, contract and vendor management;
  • Coordinate and facilitate consultation with various stakeholders/agencies to define the to-be mode of Finance and/or Payroll service delivery;
  • Identify, manage and resolve project issues and risks and drive them to conclusions through sound decision making and assessments,
  • Deliver the central corporate services system within project timeline and resources;
  • Translate policy intent and directions into workable IT solutions, harmonise practices across agencies and where necessary, propose new work processes to ensure the most effective and efficient method for implementation;
  • Collaborate with vendors to deliver functional design that best meet user requirements, including workflow, reporting, and analytics;
  • Ensure integration across processes within the system and with external systems to achieve enhanced user experience;
  • Identify opportunities for productivity improvements, via transforming, streamlining and continuous improvement of work processes;
  • Prepare for and conduct user acceptance tests, ensuring timely resolution of issues;
  • Support data migration, conversion, mapping, verification, cleansing, catch-up (if applicable) to the new system;
  • Facilitate change management and user training to ensure a smooth transition to the new system; and
  • Support the project during project cutover and post go-live stabilisation. 

Key Requirements
The jobholder should have the following experience, skills and qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Business or Technology discipline are preferred; 
  • Good critical thinking, planning and analytical skills to develop functional capabilities in system;
  • Possess good understanding of Finance and/or Payroll processes
  • Experience in Enterprise Resource Planning systems implementation preferred;
  • Meticulous and a good team player who is able to work well independently
  • Able to proactively develop and manage relationships with various key stakeholders
  • Ability to put forth proposals for senior management decision-making
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Successful track record in leading and motivating teams in a dynamic and fast-paced environment

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