Assistant Accountant - Controller - DFS5218453 in Singapore at DFS

Date Posted: 9/16/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

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

Key Responsibilities:

• Ensure timeliness, accuracy and completeness of month-end close, hard-close, fast-close and year-end close processes of designated business divisions.
• Prepare/review and analyze monthly management and financial reports.
• Prepare/review internal and external schedules/reports as required.
• Review and provide direction to staff 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. Where necessary, co-ordinate and work with other departments/functions to accomplish objectives.
• Ensure accounting treatment of standard or special processes comply 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 Corporate Reporting, Corporate and Division BP&A and SAP Functional Support team for changes to management reports arising from accounting changes, new businesses, etc. Keep abreast of on-going accounting and reporting changes in IFRS and local reporting standards.
• Participate in ad hoc projects as assigned.

Key Requirements:

• Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance.
• CPA with 4 – 6 years of experience, preferably with some commercial experience.
• General ledger and consolidation experience preferred.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Proficiency in multiple software packages and flexibility to learn new packages. Department applications include SAP, Excel and Word.
• Good interpersonal skills with ability to work well independently as well as with all levels of the organization
• Self-motivated, team oriented, resourceful and able to manage multiple priorities.