Head of Financial Control & Complianc

Save the Children, Singapore

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th April, 2018

Job Description

We are currently looking for Head of Financial Control & Compliance, Asia to be based in Singapore.

Role Purpose

In this role you will support the capacity building efforts of country office finance teams, provide oversight of country offices ensuring compliance with local laws, regulations, SCI/donor policies and procedures including quality and timely reporting, consolidate and monitor actions around improvements, perform quality financial control and provide gap filling for key finance positions in country offices. You will proactively work with the regional finance director on key issues and opportunities (to improve), find and implement solutions at the country office level.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


QUALIFICATIONS: Accounting, business admin degree from a leading University, or/and relevant professional qualifications (CPA/CA/ACCA)


  • At least 5 years of Country office financial management experience at senior level in complex organizations with 2 years of relevant experience at regional level in similar capacity.
  • The ability to speak and write in English
  • Computer fluency; highly competent using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and experience working in complex financial systems like Sun systems, Agresso, PeopleSoft etc.
  • Experienced in preparing both Financial & Management Accounts, including overseas offices (knowledge of working of charitable organisations is preferred, with IFRS knowledge important)
  • Strategic finance business partner with strong influencing skills, sharp business acumen and sound judgment


  • Strong relationship builder with a proven track record in forming good business partnerships
  • Excellent communication skills, initiative, the ability to meet tight deadlines and work independently is essential
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and financial modelling skills.

Contract length: 2 year fixed term

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


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