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Deputy Head/ Assistant Head, Assurance (2-year contract)

Apply now Agency: National Research Foundation
Job no.: 534149
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories: Accounting, Audit, Finance

The National Research Foundation’s (NRF) mission is to promote and coordinate Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) activities in Singapore, so as to create a vibrant, competitive and knowledge-driven economy.

The purpose of the Assurance role is to oversee the assurance framework relating to NR Fund management and ensure its compliance.


Key responsibilities for the role includes:

  • Assist Deputy Director, Assurance in developing a review plan with IA to detect instances of non-compliance with NR Fund Guide and established processes;
  • Perform regular checks with IA at fixed intervals using a risk-based approach, complementing IA’s annual audits;
  • Engage risk owners to regularly update NRF’s risk register;
  • Engage internal stakeholders and external funding agencies to harmonise audit mechanics such as terms of reference and report template; and
  • Ad-hoc duties as assigned


  • Strong tertiary qualification in Audit or Finance;
  • At least 2 years of field work experience in audit;
  • Familiar with internal control policies & processes;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; and
  • Possess a high degree of personal integrity

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