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Finance Manager

Date: 28-Oct-2020

Location: Germany, United Kingdom

Company: Singtel

We are seeking an experienced Accountant to manage Singtel SGO UK & Germany's Finance and Regulatory strategy and compliance to support the strategic development of the Singtel business in Europe.



  1. <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Monthly Management Reporting
    • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Assist in the preparation of the Flash report to analyse and explain Singtel Global Office (SGO) monthly and year-to-date financial performance
    • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Investigate variances of SGO’s actual results versus  forecast, budget and past year performance
  1. <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Budget and Forecast
    • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Prepare<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> SGO annual budget, quarterly and mid-year forecasts
    • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Assess budget/ forecast trends and reasonableness. Highlight budget risk or issues to management
    • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Populate the monthly rolling forecast templates
    • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Prepare budget/ forecast slides and commentaries for management reviews
  1. <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Tax, Accounting and Regulatory reporting
    • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Resolve SGO tax matters, e.g. cross-border billing and transfer pricing issues
    • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Ensure timely tax submissions with tax departments
    • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">In-charged of month-end closing of books by ensuring accruals are made and journals are passed timely
    • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Ensure all revenue and costs are captured in the books during month-end closing period
    • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Handle monthly inter-company reconciliations
    • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Liaise with auditors during annual audit
    • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Ensure Regulatory reporting requirements are met
  1. Involve in the setting up and financial management of overseas SGO entities
  1. Act as a liaison between Head Office Corporate Secretary and outsourced secretarial agent
  1. <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Involve in projects in HQ that has impact on SGO. Provide operational support to SGO and HQ (e.g. Treasury, Tax, Credit Management, AP) 
  2. <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Working closely with Country Manager in supporting Monthly, Quarterly and Yearly forecast/budget and Monthly Reporting of Financial Performance

  3. <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Develop strong internal interfaces with finance, legal, product and sales teams within Singtel Group

  4. <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Any other duties as assigned


The ideal candidate should possess:

  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Graduate qualification in Accounting, Law, economics, business or engineering.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Minimum of 8 years of relevant accountancy experience in the telecoms environment.
  • Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong business sense
  • Possesses in-depth understanding of accounting principles and company procedures
  • Hands-on experience with Hyperion and SAP R/3
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Creative problem solving skills for unstructured situational issues
  • Highly self-motivated with a can-do attitude
  • Team player with ability to work comfortably across functional groups within organization