Head Of Research Development Fund (PERM)

Jobster Pte Ltd (EA License No: 06C5060)| Date Posted: 19-May-2021
EA Licence No: 06C5060|EA Personal Registration No: 200818951C
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Job Nature:
Position Level:
Experienced, Senior Manager
Diploma, Bachelor's / Honours, Masters / PhD

Job Description

  • Permanent Role
  • Working location: Nearby one-north MRT
  • Working hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm



  • Lead and supervise the HQ-RDF Finance Team to handle the full set of accounts and budgets for the company, including the review of fund requisitions and final statement of accounts for entities under Councils, Enterprise, Research Office and Corporate Group
  • Ensure financial, legal and regulatory compliance to governmental and audit guidelines, strong corporate governance, proper accounting and use of public resources to enhance public accountability.
  • Act as effective business partners to management and other stakeholders in providing financial insights/advice to achieve business objectives
  • Liaise with Internal Auditors/External Auditors/Banks/etc
  • Drive digitalisation initiatives to achieve operational efficiency and optimize resource allocation and utilisation.
  • Prepare and/or review the monthly management accounts and present financial performance at monthly management meetings
  • Responsible for closing of year-end accounts and statutory audit
  • Ensure the timely preparation and submission of internal and external stakeholders reporting including presentation slides
  • Ensure compliance with grants’ terms and conditions when processing fund requests (FRs) and final statement of accounts (FSOAs)
  • Track verification status of FRs and FSOA for timely fund disbursements to grantees
  • Monitor for timely submission of FRs and FSOAs by grantees
  • Ensure timely submission of grant audit reports by grantees in accordance with the company grant audit framework
  • Perform system enhancements to strengthen internal controls and/or achieve operational efficiency
  • Handle day-to-day issues on budget funding, virements and process approved budget virements in SAP
  • Ensure timely reporting of monthly budget utilisation status to divisions
  • Manage the annual budgeting exercise and mid-year budget review
  • Review and query submitted budget requests from divisions, consolidate the budget requests and present the annual operating budget to management for approval
  • Follow up with divisions on budget queries raised by management
  •  Manage and monitor the funding of the Corporate Group budget, including advising Management on the Overheads funding available
  • Internal Controls & Audit Management
  • Review and update of financial policies and SOPs, ensure proper internal controls
  • Liaise with internal auditors on all internal audit matters
  • Manage audit requests from external auditors 
  • Provide guidance to staff in the handling of audit queries
  • Drive or involve in Finance initiatives/projects, including Finance Transformation
  • Provide guidance and build a cohesive high performance finance team
  • Plan the training and development opportunities for staff to expand both their capacity and capability



  • Relevant background, probably in Accountancy
  • Possess at least 5 to 7 years of relevant experience
  • Strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • High learning agility and adaptability
  • Able to multi-task and deliver results under tight timelines
  • Strong supervisory and mentorship skills
  • Knowledge of SAP system and Tableau will be advantageous
  • Good command of MS Office applications
Company Overview
Jobster Pte Ltd (EA License No: 06C5060)