Senior Manager, Corporate Services-Finance |

Senior Manager, Corporate Services-Finance

This role will drive financial re-engineering processes and improving financial governance of the school. The incumbent would be in-charge of successful running of the day-to-day finance related operation of the school.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Financial Control
    • Oversee the section to manage the day to day finance related operations of the School including:
      • Ensure the smooth running of the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions
      • Ensure proper processing of journal, staff claims, payments, stipend pay-out to students and receipt
      • Ensure overall accuracy of the General Ledger, Balance Sheet and Income and Expenditure statement
      • Ensure accuracy in work breakdown structure (WBS) creation
      • Ensure timely submission of balance sheet schedule including dormant account, research & non-research grant account
      • Ensure completeness in recording and tagging of Fixed Assets including proper closure in the annual asset verification exercise
      • Ensure prompt submission of withholding tax and staff taxable benefit to OFS
      • Ensure system access are granted in accordance to guidelines and approval matrix
    • Oversee the donation function to ensure timely recording of gift and matching grant in accordance to the terms and conditions stipulated in the gift agreement / deed of donation / award letter, which includes proper reconciliation of donation and receipt and update of financial status of matching grant received and receivable
    • Oversee the year-end closing processes are properly carried out including journals and reports required for audit purposes
    • Oversee both internal and external audit including AUP audit as required by the funding agencies / ministries
  2. Corporate Governance
    • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement in workflows and cultivate an environment to promote improvements
    • Provide operational updates and resolving operational or system issues
    • Develop, review and enhance internal control, procedure and processes to drive optimal operational efficiency and effectiveness within the School
  1. Long-term financial sustainability
    • To drive initiatives to promote long-term financial sustainability of the School through cost saving initiatives
  1. Statutory and Management Reporting
  1. Payment approver
    • Act as the payment approver for school purchases in order to achieve segregation of duties.
  1. Other Duties
    • Support statutory and management reporting
    • Preparation of papers, as required by the, Finance Committee and Governing Board
    • Drive project simulation and costing, as required.
    • Support scholarship allocation and tracking initiatives
    • Assist in any other accounting related functions and reporting requirement
    • Draw up work plans for the section to achieve its goals and objectives, monitor and conduct periodic reviews of the team’s performance
    • To provide advice to internal customers or other divisions of the School on Finance related guidelines and policies including day-to-day execution of finance duties to ensure adherence and compliance with School-wide guidelines, policies and procedures
    • Liaison with other functional staff to put the finance and accounts in context
    • To help staff member to understand their roles to ensure their contribution to the team
    • To coach and mentor staff for development including job rotation, job expansion to ensure finance related task are carried out properly and efficiently
    • Engage in any other ad-hoc duties or projects as assigned from time to time to support School’s operations
    • Maintains and facilitates co-operative working relationships across networks and campuses
    • Define roles, sets priorities, focuses on objectives for the team and translates overall goals into tangible activities for individual and teams
    • Able to see patterns, trends when looking at information
    • Any other ad-hoc duties as assigned from time to time


  • 10-15 years working experience and at least 3 years in the External/statutory audit field
  • Working experience or exposure to government linked organisations would be an advantage
  • Strong in business partnering and operations control
  • Possess strong analytical skills, meticulous with high level of integrity
  • Able to multi-task,cope with urgent request and have worked in a fast pace environment
  • Team player and must have team spirit. At the same time, able to work independently
  • Resourceful and pro-active
  • Diplomatic in handling internal and external stakeholders
  • Good in both oral and written communication
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of SAP preferred
  • Knowledge of Singapore Financial Reporting Standards (SFRS)

 (The NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy is located 5-8 minutes’ walk from the Botanic Gardens MRT, which is served by the Circle and new Downtown 2 MRT lines).

Application Procedure

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send in a copy of your updated resume to this email .

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