Accountant / Senior Accountant, Merchandise Finance & IT

Bedok, Chai Chee
Salary commensurates with experience
19 Aug 2020
19 Sep 2020
Job role
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant


The incumbent will lead a team of staff to ensure accurate and timely month end closing of accounts.


  • Timely and effective handling of month-end close, hard-close, fast-close and year-end close processes of designated business divisions.
  • Lead a team of Finance Assistant and/or Finance Officer and ensure continual talent development.
  • Responsible for the preparation and review of monthly management and financial reports.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate preparation/ review of internal and external schedules/reports.
  • Prepare/review cash flow forecasts and ensure fund transfer requests are in line with Corporate Treasury policies.
  • Guide the team with regards to account reconciliation of sub ledgers to general ledger and other balance sheet reconciliations such as banks/inventory etc for completeness and accuracy and follow-up on action items.
  • Identify areas with exposure to risk/potential risk in the designated business divisions. Suggest solutions to mitigate the risks.
  • Ensure that working papers, schedules, correspondences and other documentation meet quality assurance tests and are in line with DFS best practices.
  • Provide support and respond to queries from divisions on a timely basis. Co-ordinate and work with other departments/functions to accomplish objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with DFS accounting policies and internal control procedures.
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors as well as other outside parties as required.
  • Work closely with other departments to implement/set up accounting changes, new businesses, etc.
  • Keep abreast of on-going accounting and reporting changes in IFRS and local reporting standards.
  • Lead/ participate in ad hoc projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or equivalent
  • 4 – 6 years of experience, preferably with some commercial experience.
  • 1 - 2 years of FP&A and managerial experience
  • General Ledger and consolidation experience preferred
  • ACCA / Chartered Accountant License 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in multiple software packages and flexibility to learn new packages
  • Department applications include SAP, Excel and Word
  • Must have strong knowledge of US GAAP and IAS.

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