Singapore American School

Finance Manager

Singapore American School Date Posted: 16-Nov-2017

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Job Nature:
Permanent
Position Level:
Experienced, Manager
Qualification:
Bachelor's / Honours, Masters / PhD

Job Description

Overview

The Finance Manager is responsible for overseeing all activities of the Finance Department.  This includes but is not limited to maintaining the accounting system, building the annual budget, and preparing appropriate reports in a timely manner. It is expected that the Finance Manager will assist and manage other members of the Finance staff in order to provide accurate and timely compliance with all aspects of the accounting function.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and supervise all finance team members.
  • Ensure the appropriate distribution of finance related work responsibilities.
  • Evaluate finance team and individual performance.
  • Oversee the bookroom and printroom performance and operations.
  • Continuously identify process improvement opportunities.
  • Be a change agent who proactively seeks and implements cost savings, improved efficiencies and enhanced servicing opportunities.
  • Provide business support and financial guidance to all school divisions and operational areas.
  • Collaborate across the school to understand business needs and propose constructive finance solutions.
  • Coordinate all school purchasing and oversee the vendor qualification and selection process.
  • Provide direction and policy interpretation to all employees in relation to the financial management of the school system.
  • Review and authorize all outgoing payments.
  • Assist to provide all required financial information to the SAS Board and Committees.
  • Prepare and review monthly and annual financial reports.
  • Lead the preparation of the annual budget to be submitted to the Chief Operating Officer, the Superintendent, and the Board and prepare revised budgets, as needed.
  • Oversee the approved school budget by reviewing the month to date and year to date actuals versus forecast and plan, explain and manage any variances.
  • Communicate year-to-date financial performance and project full year results for the Chief Operating Officer and Finance Committee; analyze performance to propose options or solutions, as needed.
  • Liaise with the school’s bankers on loan arrangements and investments, if needed. 
  • Monitor and manage cash flow and working capital and proactively raise any issues or opportunities to the Chief Operating Officer and school leadership team.
  • Coordinate and liaise with auditors to facilitate the annual financial audit. 
  • Coordinate and liaise with auditors to facilitate the annual financial audit for SAS Foundation Limited.
  • Coordinate and review financial accounting for the SAS Foundation Limited.
  • Prepare and submit reports and/or surveys as required by Regulators or to ensure compliance with legislation; this may include, but is not limited to:
  • GST Submission to Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore;
  • Response to various surveys to Singapore Department of Statistics;
  • Maintenance of all finance related records in a well organized and accessible manner.
  • Maintain the strictest of confidentiality of all school records.
  • Ensure compliance with all school’s policies and procedures and the SAS statement of Community.
  • Lead any other accounting, finance and cash management responsibilities, as required.
  • Provide excellent service to SAS parents, students, employees, and external customers and partners.

Compensation and Benefits:
The Finance Manager reports to the Chief Operating Officer. The work year is 12-months and the work schedule is 40 hours per week Monday to Friday, and Saturdays when necessary or for emergency response purposes.
Compensation will depend upon position, education, and related work experience. Major benefits include excellent medical coverage, group life and short-term disability, sick and annual leave, AWS, use of extensive school libraries, and opportunities for continued professional growth.

 

Minimum Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 7 years of relevant work experience
  • Professional qualification in accounting
  • Experience in financial reporting and sound knowledge of tax and statutory regulation
  • Strong English communication skills, both written and oral and strong computer literacy
  • Experience leading, motivating and managing teams
  • Experience with fund accounting practices is beneficial
  • Experience with Veracross is beneficial.

Competencies and Personal Attributes

Communication

  • Effective communication and strong interpersonal skills

Content Knowledge

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with and engage with internal and external customers in relation to accounting and finance specific inquiries.  
  • An ability to represent SAS with students, parents, staff, and broader school community in a professional manner.

Collaboration

  • Ability to work co-operatively and provide assistance to other members of the team.
  • Proven ability to work with students, teachers, administrators, parents and other colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships.

Critical Thinking

  • Excellent planning, organizational and presentation skills.

Creativity

  • An ability to create plans and schedule learning and development opportunities for finance team members.

Character

  • Demonstrate commitment to personal continuous professional growth and development.
  • Proven ability to work well autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate a positive work attitude and initiative and exhibit a professional attitude toward feedback.

Cultural Competence

  • Ability to work in a diverse, goal oriented, and deadline driven environment

 

 

Please apply online at http://www.hirebridge.com/jobseeker2/viewdetailintra.asp?joblistid=462308&come=IN&page=1&logo=yes&s=&cid=6379&acceptShift=0

SAS only considers applications that are submitted online.


Overview

The Finance Manager is responsible for overseeing all activities of the Finance Department.  This includes but is not limited to maintaining the accounting system, building the annual budget, and preparing appropriate reports in a timely manner. It is expected that the Finance Manager will assist and manage other members of the Finance staff in order to provide accurate and timely compliance with all aspects of the accounting function.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and supervise all finance team members.
  • Ensure the appropriate distribution of finance related work responsibilities.
  • Evaluate finance team and individual performance.
  • Oversee the bookroom and printroom performance and operations.
  • Continuously identify process improvement opportunities.
  • Be a change agent who proactively seeks and implements cost savings, improved efficiencies and enhanced servicing opportunities.
  • Provide business support and financial guidance to all school divisions and operational areas.
  • Collaborate across the school to understand business needs and propose constructive finance solutions.
  • Coordinate all school purchasing and oversee the vendor qualification and selection process.
  • Provide direction and policy interpretation to all employees in relation to the financial management of the school system.
  • Review and authorize all outgoing payments.
  • Assist to provide all required financial information to the SAS Board and Committees.
  • Prepare and review monthly and annual financial reports.
  • Lead the preparation of the annual budget to be submitted to the Chief Operating Officer, the Superintendent, and the Board and prepare revised budgets, as needed.
  • Oversee the approved school budget by reviewing the month to date and year to date actuals versus forecast and plan, explain and manage any variances.
  • Communicate year-to-date financial performance and project full year results for the Chief Operating Officer and Finance Committee; analyze performance to propose options or solutions, as needed.
  • Liaise with the school’s bankers on loan arrangements and investments, if needed. 
  • Monitor and manage cash flow and working capital and proactively raise any issues or opportunities to the Chief Operating Officer and school leadership team.
  • Coordinate and liaise with auditors to facilitate the annual financial audit. 
  • Coordinate and liaise with auditors to facilitate the annual financial audit for SAS Foundation Limited.
  • Coordinate and review financial accounting for the SAS Foundation Limited.
  • Prepare and submit reports and/or surveys as required by Regulators or to ensure compliance with legislation; this may include, but is not limited to:
  • GST Submission to Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore;
  • Response to various surveys to Singapore Department of Statistics;
  • Maintenance of all finance related records in a well organized and accessible manner.
  • Maintain the strictest of confidentiality of all school records.
  • Ensure compliance with all school’s policies and procedures and the SAS statement of Community.
  • Lead any other accounting, finance and cash management responsibilities, as required.
  • Provide excellent service to SAS parents, students, employees, and external customers and partners.

Compensation and Benefits:
The Finance Manager reports to the Chief Operating Officer. The work year is 12-months and the work schedule is 40 hours per week Monday to Friday, and Saturdays when necessary or for emergency response purposes.
Compensation will depend upon position, education, and related work experience. Major benefits include excellent medical coverage, group life and short-term disability, sick and annual leave, AWS, use of extensive school libraries, and opportunities for continued professional growth.

 

Minimum Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 7 years of relevant work experience
  • Professional qualification in accounting
  • Experience in financial reporting and sound knowledge of tax and statutory regulation
  • Strong English communication skills, both written and oral and strong computer literacy
  • Experience leading, motivating and managing teams
  • Experience with fund accounting practices is beneficial
  • Experience with Veracross is beneficial.

Competencies and Personal Attributes

Communication

  • Effective communication and strong interpersonal skills

Content Knowledge

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with and engage with internal and external customers in relation to accounting and finance specific inquiries.  
  • An ability to represent SAS with students, parents, staff, and broader school community in a professional manner.

Collaboration

  • Ability to work co-operatively and provide assistance to other members of the team.
  • Proven ability to work with students, teachers, administrators, parents and other colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships.

Critical Thinking

  • Excellent planning, organizational and presentation skills.

Creativity

  • An ability to create plans and schedule learning and development opportunities for finance team members.

Character

  • Demonstrate commitment to personal continuous professional growth and development.
  • Proven ability to work well autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate a positive work attitude and initiative and exhibit a professional attitude toward feedback.

Cultural Competence

  • Ability to work in a diverse, goal oriented, and deadline driven environment

 

 

Please apply online at http://www.hirebridge.com/jobseeker2/viewdetailintra.asp?joblistid=462308&come=IN&page=1&logo=yes&s=&cid=6379&acceptShift=0

SAS only considers applications that are submitted online.


Company Overview

Singapore American School
Singapore American School
SAS enjoys a reputation of innovation and excellence in education and continually seeks to improve on the foundation that has been built. Three strategic anchors guide the vision for the future of SAS: • A Culture of Excellence • A Culture of Extraordinary Care • A Culture of Possibilities Together, these three anchors provide an environment where engaged students learn to think critically and develop the skills necessary to succeed throughout their lives. There are 375 full-time faculty and over 75 percent have earned masters degrees or PhDs. The school invests heavily in professional development and continually sends teachers across the globe to discover innovative ideas and best practices from influential educational institutions.