VP Controllership, Statutory and Governance, Finance Department

GIC Private Limited
Singapore, Singapore
Mar 30, 2023
Apr 28, 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
GIC is one of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds. With over 2,000 employees across 11 locations around the world, we invest in more than 40 countries globally across asset classes and businesses. Working at GIC gives you exposure to an extraordinary network of the world's industry leaders. As a leading global long-term investor, we Work at the Point of Impact for Singapore's financial future, and the communities we invest in worldwide.

Finance Department

Finance Department (FD) is responsible for financial management of the GIC group. We ensure financial stewardship and reporting for the GIC group, and act as Finance Business Partners to optimise corporate financial planning and the use of operating budgets for growth and sustainability. We harness data and technology to create insights for financial decision-making and achieve excellence in financial operations.

We are looking for a suitable candidate to join the Statutory and Governance team with the Finance Department. As a member of the Statutory and Governance team, your responsibility includes oversight responsibility of the corporate legal entities to ensure compliance with in-country statutory and corporate tax regulations, drive process and controls rigor within and outside of the accounting system to effectively mitigate financial risks to the GIC Group.


  • Act as a Finance business partner for our internal departments to provide information, insights and direct support for corporate strategic initiatives
  • Ensure financial reporting and practices are in line with statutory law, adhere to IFRS, local statutory accounting standards and internal policies and procedures
  • Keep abreast of latest developments in global regulations and compliance requirements to help business drive optimal legal entity decisions
  • Provide expert advice and support in accounting technical matters, process efficiency, controls and financial risks assessment
  • Prepare standalone and consolidated financial statements in accordance with relevant statutory requirements and perform variance analysis for reporting to management
  • Maintain and handle the Group's corporate secretarial and corporate taxation functions for Singapore and overseas offices
  • Design robust financial processes and controls to mitigate financial risks to the Group
  • Maintain effective internal control system and liaise with external auditors
  • Oversee finance system architecture, data maintenance and governance to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices
  • Oversee, design, monitor and analyse financial and operational performance indicators to identify potential risk areas
  • Work on projects periodically to meet new accounting and business requirements
  • Lead initiatives to design, transform and innovate financial processes to meet business requirements
  • Provide controllership guidance to business stakeholders
  • Guide and develop junior team members


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy and professional certifications such as CA, CPA
  • Minimum of 12 years of relevant working experience, with at least 5 years of relevant controllership experience and at least 3 years in a public accounting firm doing audit
  • Strong understanding of accounting standards, statutory and corporate tax regulations
  • Experience in consolidation, financial reporting for legal entities, accounting standards interpretation, local tax regulations and managing an external audit
  • Hands-on in preparing standalone and consolidated financial statements
  • Good knowledge of internal controls and compliance oriented
  • Proven track record in identifying potential control gaps, able to work independently with stakeholders to design, implement and close out control issues
  • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal, communication and analytical skills, who is keen to learn and pick up new challenges in a dynamic and fast paced environment
  • Driven self-starter, with strong initiative, who is hands-on and comfortable to manage multiple tasks, resourceful and able to work collaboratively with different stakeholders, and can work independently to deliver outcomes
  • Communicates in a clear, succinct, organised and convincing manner verbally and in writing
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and deliver in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and have practical working experience with accounting software systems (SAP experience is preferred). Prior experience in implementing accounting software systems is preferred but not necessary

Work at the Point of Impact
We need to be forward-looking to attract the right people to help us become the Leading Global Long-term Investor. Join our ambitious, agile, and diverse teams - be empowered to push boundaries and pursue innovative ideas, share your views, and be heard. Be anchored on our PRIME Values: Prudence, Respect, Integrity, Merit and Excellence, which guides us in how we make our day-to-day decisions. We strive to inspire. To make an impact.

Flexibility at GIC
At GIC, our offices are vibrant hubs for ideation, professional growth, and interpersonal connection. At the same time, we believe that flexibility allows us to do our best work and be our best selves. Thus, our teams come into the office four days per week to harness the benefits of in-person collaboration, but have the flexibility to choose which days they work from home and adjust this arrangement as situational needs arise.

GIC is an equal opportunity employer
GIC is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Learn more about our Finance Department here: https://gic.careers/group/finance-department/
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