Associate, Global Accounting and Operations (1-year contract)


Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Finance Department
Job Type:  Contract
Req ID:  15576

GIC is one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds. With over 2,000 employees across 11 offices 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

We manage the financial needs of the GIC Group for ongoing business needs and building of new capabilities and capacity.


What impact can you make in this role?

You will be part of a team that provides financial management services across the GIC group.


We are looking for a suitable candidate to join Global Accounting and Operations team with the Finance Department on a 1 year contract. As a member of the Finance team, your responsibility includes support in Travel & Expense and corporate card administration, preparation of accounting transactions, reporting packages and intercompany settlement.


What will you do as an Accounting Associate on a 1 year contract? 


Travel & Expense (T&E) Administration

  • Support and execute the day-to-day T&E processes including expense reporting, expense audit, onward billings of T&E expenses.
  • Assist in corporate card administration including card application, termination and monthly statement reconciliation, follow-up on long outstanding transactions
  • Engage and work closely with end users, vendors and banks to resolve queries on T&E claims and corporate card transactions.
  • Support delivery of new T&E initiatives and tools including user testing, change management and employee engagement.


Accounting & Reporting

  • Responsible for the month-end close accounting and reporting activities that involves balance sheet review, intercompany settlement, analysis of accounting schedules, preparation of accounting transactions and reporting packages.
  • Work with both internal and external stakeholders that includes accounting agents, tax agents and auditors on accounting operations, tax filings and regulatory filings.
  • Perform analysis on the financial statements and address queries from auditors and authorities.
  • Assist in prepayment processing and accounting and ensuring completeness.
  • Identify and implement process improvements.


What qualifications or skills should you possess in this role? 

  • Bachelor’s degree/Diploma in Accounting/Finance or equivalent professional qualification and 5 to 8 years relevant working experience in an accounting and travel and expense administration function
  • 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)
  • Experience with corporate card and travel and expense management (Concur experience is preferred).


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.


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Our PRIME Values

Our PRIME Values

GIC is a values driven organization. GIC’s PRIME Values act as our compass, enabling us to fulfil our fundamental purpose and objectives. It is the foundational bedrock which governs our behaviors, our decision making, and our focus. It informs both our long-term strategy as a firm, and the way we relate to our Client, business partners and employees. PRIME stands for Prudence, Respect, Integrity, Merit and Excellence.