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Senior Assistant Director (Finance)

Job no: 2001555
Work type: Permanent
Location: DSTA Singapore
Categories: NA

The Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) brings you to the forefront of cybersecurity, digital transformation and engineering. From working on software development and systems integration to unmanned technologies and artificial intelligence, you can have an impact on Singapore’s defence.

Achieve your fullest potential with opportunities to build your technical expertise and hone your competencies in diverse domains. You can also expect an immersive learning experience, where you will work with bright minds and collaborate with global industry experts.

DSTA is recognised as one of the top 10 employers in the Engineering & IT sector, where our engineers and IT professionals work alongside procurement specialists to deliver state-of-the-art capabilities for Singapore’s peace and security.

Internship opportunities and a meaningful career await you.

Learn more about DSTA at https://www.dsta.gov.sg. You may also email us at hrjobs@dsta.gov.sg if you have any enquiries pertaining to careers.



We are looking for an individual to join our Payment team in Finance. The role will require you to oversee and lead the Accounts Payable (AP) team :

  • Ensure compliance with AP processes in accordance with Statutory Board Financial Reporting Standards (SB-FRS), Government Instruction Manual and  accounting policies, procedures and internal controls and accurate and timely payment
  • Proactively drive continuous process improvements within AP functions
  • Responsible for implementation and maintenance of internal controls within AP functions
  • Prepare timely submission of financial and management reports
  • Perform financial analysis on key financial data
  • Liaise with external & internal auditors and related professionals



  • Tertiary Qualification in Accounting or equivalent
  • 8 to 10 years of relevant experience, with at least 2 years in a managerial position
  • Good working knowledge of ERP financial system, skills in Financial Accounting & Management Accounting will be an advantage
  • Proficient in MS Excel and data analytics tools
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to inspire, coach and develop teams
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written

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Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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