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VP, Forensic Accountant (Public Equities)

Location: 

Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Public Equities
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  7609

 

Public Equities

 

GIC Public Equities invests in global equities from our offices based in Singapore, Shanghai, London and New York. The department pursues active management strategies in equity investing. We invest globally and are organised along product groups specialising in different total return, relative return and quantitative strategies.

 

We are looking for a qualified accountant with forensic accounting or transaction services experience to assist in the assessment of both existing and future investments globally. The successful candidate would be an integral part of the Equities investment process.  Professional accounting qualification required (e.g., ACA, ACCA, CPA), forensic accounting or transaction services experience in an accounting/law/finance setting highly preferred. He/she would report to the Head of Research, Equity CIO’s office and would be based in Singapore.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assess the integrity and reliability of financial statements and accounting systems of both current and future investments from a forensic accounting viewpoint.
  • Highlight risks to investments from differences in market perception of financial statements versus the objective, underlying reality.
  • Give opinions on the suitability of investments from an accounting point of view.
  • Help due diligence teams in their assessments of private market investments’ financial statements, accounting and financial reporting systems.
  • Assess the impact of changing Accounting Standards on the financial statements of investee companies.
  • Play an integral part in the investment teams’ due diligence to execute investments by being part of a robust risk assessment process.

 

Requirements

  • Professional Accounting Qualification (ACA, ACCA, CPA).
  • Forensic accounting or transaction services experience of at least 5 to 7 years in an accounting/law/finance setting.
  • Strong collaboration skills to work with 6 equities teams in 4 locations across the world.
  • Excellent communication skills to impart technically well-judged but commercial opinions to highly experienced and senior investment analysts and portfolio managers.
  • Pragmatism and a willingness to work to tight deadlines.
  • Strong critical thinking and the ability to look at all proposals with a degree of scepticism.
  • Multiple industry sector exposure.

 

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.