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Senior Compliance Manager (Practice Monitoring Department)

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Agency: Accountant-General's Department
Job no.: 534906
Work type: Permanent
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.

You will be appointed by the Accountant-General’s Department and be posted to a Statutory Board in the first instance. As a member of the Practice Monitoring Department, you will review the quality of firm-wide controls with respect to the requirements of SSQC1. You will also work on various initiatives and staff the RO/CO in relevant programmes to promote audit quality. This helps contribute to strong public confidence in audit and financial reporting in Singapore. Your responsibilities include the following:

  • Participate in firm-level reviews in assessing the firm’s compliance with SSQC1 requirements
    • Perform reviews on public accounting firms to ensure adherence to each element within SSQC1. Identify any non-compliance areas / recommendations to enhance the firm’s quality controls, and communicate with relevant parties as to the identified deficiencies / areas of improvements.
    • Share best practices with the firms within the profession to enhance the level of audit quality
    • Draft finding reports and present findings to the public accounting firm’s leadership team in closing meetings
  • Participate in the review of policies and projects relating to enhancing / upheld the standard of audit quality
    • Prepare technical guidance to highlight current or emerging issues that may have a bearing on the conduct of audits by public accountants
    • Involved in the standard-setting process and review of auditing and relevant standards
    • Perform compliance checks on public accountants to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements
    • Participate in various projects to help improve the quality of audit

Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification, preferably in Accountancy
  • At least 6 years of external audit experience in a public accounting firm
  • Familiar with Singapore Standard on Quality Control 1 and Singapore Standards on Auditing
  • Strong analytical skills to distill all available facts and bring to focus discussions on key issues
  • Good knowledge of the various requirement / provisions of professional standards / regulations
  • Excellence stakeholder management and organisational skills
  • Able to work independently and as a team player

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