Financial Accountant, Wealth Management

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Finance
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SIN01332 Requisition #

Team Overview

Schroder & Co. (Asia) Limited (“SCAL”) Finance team currently comprises a team of 4 headcount in Singapore. The scope of Finance team includes responsibilities for financial control, management reporting, tax, credit, co-ordination of corporate secretarial matters, HR Co-ordination and Treasury matters. The Head of Finance is responsible for the provision of Management Information to the Management Committee (“ManCO”), Board and Assets, Liabilities and Credit Committee (‘ALMCC”) and also responsible for adherence to local reporting and regulatory standards.

SCAL Finance team is supported by our Service Centre Zurich (“SCZ”) and Wealth Management teams in London.

Overview of Role 

This position will report to the Head of Finance, Singapore who in turn has a functional reporting line into the Head of Wealth Finance based in London and the Chief Executive Officer in Singapore. The key responsibilities of this role include:

Job Summary

  • Support overall accounting function of Schroder & Co. (Asia) Limited
  • Preparation of all regulatory returns and surveys
  • Liaise with Finance at Service Centre in Zurich on the outsourced accounting function
  • Liaise with Auditors for work coordination during their visit

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare all regulatory returns and surveys to various internal and external stakeholders including MAS, Department of Statistics and IRAS.
  • Coordinate with AP outsource team to ensure smooth transition and timely deliverables
  • Maintenance of Fixed asset records, including addition, disposal and depreciation
  • Monitor invoicing, posting and settlement of intercompany transactions
  • Assist in monthly closing procedure in Oracle, including input and postings of journals, accruals and prepayment and liaising with Service Centre on migration of data
  • Variance analysis on monthly result after month end close
  • Preparation of monthly bank reconciliation and audit schedules
  • Liaison with Auditors and provision of information and documents as requested
  • Maintaining appropriate procedures and control framework around the accounting and reporting processes
  • Identify and implement improvements to the accounting controls and processes
  • Other ad-hoc tasks or projects when required

Skills

  • Qualified Accountant or equivalent
  • At least 5 to 8 years of experience in accounting and financial control environment
  • Strong knowledge of MAS regulatory reporting requirements for the banking industry
  • Good understanding of the Singapore and regional financial industry practices and requirements, in particular wealth management business
  • Be able to interact with internal and external stakeholders and to understand cross cultural differences
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Show commitment, energy and good analytical skills
  • Ability to work on multiple deliverables concurrently and under own initiative
  • Experience in T24 and Oracle is preferable, but not essential

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