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Manager/Senior Manager (Financial Accounting)

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Agency: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Job no.: 538128
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.

You will be working in the Financial Accounting Department and responsible for overseeing the annual fixed assets verification so that the fixed asset register is complete and accurate, as well as, managing General Ledger reporting and processing. In performing these operations, you are to ensure that the accounts and financial statements are in-compliance with Statutory Board Financial Reporting Standards (SB-FRS), Government Instruction Manuals (IM), Financial Circulars (FC) and Finance Circular Minutes (FCM). You will also implement effective financial process and systems to enable accurate recording of financial transactions in accordance to SB-FRS, IM, FC and FCM. In addition, you will drive data analytics through application of analysis tools and techniques on financial information to assess financial implication and financial viability, as well as, take charge of projects such creation of dashboard on General Ledger statistics and monthly financials.

Job Responsibilities

  • Take charge of asset management, ensure prompt and accurate capitalisation, transfer and disposal of assets.
  • Manage General Ledger reporting and processing of journal, including review of general ledger master data creation and maintenance
  • Drive timely and accurate monthly and year end closing activities and provide accurate financial reports to all internal and external stakeholders
  • Prepare and review the regular returns on financials, including dividend computation to be submitted to Ministries and Department of Statistics 
  • Analyse financial performance and detect anomalies and risk from the review of financial data
  • Provide sound advice on accounting, GST and property tax treatments to user departments
  • Liaise with Government Bodies/Statutory Boards on financial reporting matters
  • Review audit schedules for completeness and accuracy 
  • Plan, co-ordinate and liaise with auditors on all statutory financial audit matters 
  • Any other adhoc tasks assigned by supervisors

Required Attributes

  • At least 5 years of experience in financial accounting and membership in an internationally recognized accounting body
  • Have knowledge of and apply internal control frameworks, regulations and policies to strengthen governance and control
  • Sound knowledge of the relevant Acts e.g. GST Act, Statutory Board Financial Reporting Standards, local laws and legislations
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications and knowledge in SAP financial system would be preferred
  • Possess strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work independently and as an effective team player

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