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Finance Manager

We are currently recruiting for a Finance Manager to join our Singapore's Corporate team!

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Job title: Finance Manager 

Location: Singapore 


About Withersworldwide

A law firm focused on people and collaboration

For the past 125 years, Withers has supported some of the world's most remarkable people and organisations at defining moments in their lives.

We are the only international law firm focused on successful individuals and private capital, working closely with founders, investors and family offices. We also advise governments, charities, global brands and start-ups of all shapes and sizes.

Many of our clients are shaping the future and creating solutions to tackle many of the world's problems.  It makes for a fascinating and challenging practice. Our role is to get to know each individual client, find out where they want to be, and help them to get there – whether they are building a business, looking after their family, involved in a complex dispute or protecting their finances for the future. 

To meet their unique needs we are exceptionally collaborative, working together across teams and time zones. 

We are agile, focusing on strategy rather than rigid ideas and traditional hierarchy. It is a truly flexible working culture that puts people first.

Join us to be part of a team that is always looking to the future. Where initiative, big ideas and bold moves are always encouraged. Where you can truly be yourself.


What are we looking for?

The Finance Manager in Singapore is the primary focal point for all aspects of financial activities encompassing the office's finance operations and financial control.

This is a key role in the Singapore office and will work closely with the Head of Finance APAC, and the Financial Controller in Singapore. The Finance Manager will be responsible for the accurate reporting of financial results and compliance with regulations.

We are looking for candidates who are experienced and thrive working within a hands-on role. This role would suit a good communicator with high levels of interpersonal skills. You must be organised and accurate and have the ability to deal with a high volume of work, meeting deadlines under pressure. Experience in a professional services firm would be helpful.


Areas of focus and responsibilities

Finance Control

  • Act as the gatekeeper of the general ledger, journals and controls including management of the following core month end tasks
  • Accruals, prepayments, fixed assets and their respective postings and control schedules
  • Preparation of month end reports including responsible party reports, P&L variance and collation of bank reconciliations
  • Participation in the annual budgeting process
  • Management of audits and the preparation of local accounts and adherence to reporting timelines
  • Maintain relationships with the Firm's banking contacts and management of banking governance and cash-flow requirement

Finance Operations

  • Payroll, manage the monthly payroll function. manage payroll postings, Partner with the HR department on all related remuneration matters
  • Manage the accounts payable processes and team
  • act as a primary governor of postings and payment instructions


  • Manage the direct and indirect tax submissions 
  • Partner with global tax team in London and external advisors to ensure compliance with the tax rules and reporting

This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive.  It is intended to describe the initial priorities.  When there is capacity, elements of performance analysis, decision support and business planning will be included.  This trend will increase as initial objectives are met and the as the candidates grows in the role.  Key to success in this role will be the ability to refine our processes such that the majority of the financial control activity can be delegated to our Finance Operations team in Singapore.


Key Skills and Experience 

  • Professionally qualified accountant with minimum 5-year experience 
  • Experience in working within a legal or professional services environment
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and delegate to ensure all deadlines are met
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Highly PC literate, especially Excel
  • Previous experience with Elite Enterprise and/or Elite 3E highly desirable
  • Excellent communication skills and high levels of interpersonal skills, demonstrate the ability to deal with difficult situations and of course, have the ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with internal customers – notably Partners and Senior Support Managers clients – building confidence and respect
  • Organised and accurate - paying attention to detail
  • A flexible approach to work with the ability to use your initiative and be self-sufficient
  • An organised approach to work which allows you to manage conflicting deadlines and priorities
  • Risk management conscious, with the ability to make decisions independently and escalate matters where needed
  • Ability to deal with a high volume of work and work well under pressure


Information for Recruitment Agencies

Withersworldwide endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Withersworldwide operates a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.


Equal Opportunities Employment Statement 

It is the policy of Withers Worldwide to provide equal opportunities for all employees in recruitment, training and promotion.  Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the job's requirements and shall not be influenced by any consideration of ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.



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