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Manager/Senior Manager (Financial Planning & Analysis)

Agency: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Job no.: 535062
Work type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Categories:Accounting, Audit, Finance

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was established on 2 February 1996, with the mission to develop Singapore as a premier global hub port and international maritime centre (IMC), and to advance and safeguard Singapore's strategic maritime interests.

MPA is the driving force behind Singapore's port and maritime development, taking on the roles of Port Authority, Port Regulator, Port Planner, IMC Champion, and National Maritime Representative.

MPA partners the industry and other agencies to enhance safety, security and environmental protection in our port waters, facilitate port operations and growth, expand the cluster of maritime ancillary services, and promote maritime R&D and manpower development.

Reporting to the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis, your main responsibility is to conduct financial analysis and planning for MPA’s financial sustainability, be an effective finance- business partner and to strengthen corporate governance.

As part of financial analysis and business process reviews, you will be required to review policies and processes, coupled with financial analysis and benchmarking for revenue and expenditure. This is to ensure financial sustainability, prudence and value for money approach and drive finance transformation. You will need to extract the relevant information from the financial management database and operational systems to formulate data analytics dashboards, perform financial assessments and communicate recommendations for decision making. These activities pertain to the areas of fees and charges reviews, cost benefit and sensitivity analyses, activity based costing, expenditure trend analysis and total life-cycle costing. As part of the reviews, you will need to manage project and technology implementation and mitigate enterprise risk. This includes collaborating with the team to enhance analytical capacity and reporting quality, and improving productivity through systems and technology. Through the use of the innovative products available in the market, you will be required to explore new opportunities to improve finance process and reporting. You will have to review, develop and operationalise asset management policies to maximise the usefulness and returns on MPA assets (which includes fixed assets, investment and treasury). 

In order to be an effective Finance business partner, you will be required to examine financial needs and concerns of the business units while optimizing MPA’s resource management and financial sustainability. You will need to provide regular and up to date analysis of their financial performance and ensure that the operational systems are well-integrated with finance systems. The candidate is expected to collaborate with stakeholders within MPA and across the WOG to develop innovative and strategic initiatives with the aim to drive high performance in the execution of financial duties within MPA. In addition, the candidate will need to handle any other ad-hoc duties assigned by the supervisor.

The candidate should possess background in Accountancy and Business and have superior analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. He/She should be curious, independent, organised and be outgoing in character. Candidates with at least 3-5 years of relevant working experience are preferred. The candidate should possess the ability to multi-task and manage numerous simultaneous priorities, be dedicated and committed to results. The candidate will have to be resourceful, forward looking, pro-active and persevering to press ahead to introduce new tools and applications to bring about improvements to the Finance team. Candidates with knowledge of SAP and have high degree of proficiency with MS Excel, MS Access and Powerpoint will be preferred. IT knowledge and experience in system implementation would be an advantage. The candidate may subsequently look forward to rotation opportunities within the Finance team (FPA and Accounting) as part of your career development.

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