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Technical Manager (Accounting Standards Council)

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Agency: Accountant-General's Department
Job no.: 534908
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 key position in the Accounting Standards Council (ASC) Secretariat, this role provides technical accounting specialist support to the ASC and contributes to the overall achievement of the ASC’s statutory objectives. Your responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage technical accounting projects. This includes obtaining stakeholder feedback, performing research and analysis, and developing comments on accounting standards consultation documents.
  • Organise and provide technical accounting input to focus group discussions and stakeholder outreaches of the ASC.
  • Monitor emerging issues in accounting standards, support the ASC in formulating a Singapore position, and contribute to the effective engagement with the staff of International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) on the Singapore position.
  • Provide technical accounting support to the ASC delegation in the meetings of the IASB, international and regional accounting standards setting bodies, and other accounting bodies.
  • Participate in joint proactive accounting research work with international, regional and local stakeholders.

Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification, preferably in Accountancy
  • About 8 to 10 years of working experience, inclusive of managerial role, in the application, interpretation and analysis of accounting standards
  • Able to support the ASC engagement with various stakeholder groups in the financial reporting and accounting standards setting community
  • Good technical accounting knowledge and writing skills are essential

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