Finance Manager

Job description

We are seeking an experienced Finance Manager to join the Open Government Products team in GovTech to manage the team’s finances. This team will exemplify best practices for other technology teams in Government. As the finance controller of the team, you will be managing its budget, forecasting requirements and controlling costs. You will also set up and implement processes to ensure good corporate governance.

  • Lead the efforts to set-up and constantly improve the team’s administrative processes, workflows and establish SOPs to boost overall efficiency whilst ensuring compliance with the Government Instruction Manual

  • Assess performance against the budget and work with team to make actionable recommendations on operations to manage costs.

  • Manage and support on finance-related matters (such as payroll, procurement, cash flow reporting, budgeting) and interface with the central Finance team at GovTech

  • Report the financial standing at the end of the month, and complete year end closing of accounts

  • Develop relationships and work closely with business partners in various business units to continuously improve finance and accounting processes

  • Set up and manage our accounting system (Xero, Quickbooks or equivalent)

  • Document transactions through technical accounting memorandums

  • Identify and implement ways to streamline existing processes

  • Establish processes and structures to enhance corporate governance

  • Work with auditors to complete internal and external audit

About the Team

Open Government Products is an in-house team of engineers, designers, and product managers who build technology for the public good. We proactively identify areas where technology can help, test our prototypes with actual users, and bring our best ones to launch. This includes everything from building better front-end applications for citizens, to automating the internal operations of public agencies. We use and release open source software, keep a flat hierarchy, and bypass bureaucracy to focus on delivery. We work on real problems, build for the user, and push for change.


  • Degree in Accounting/Finance or a relevant professional accounting qualification

  • At least 5 years of working experience in finance function, preferably from government agencies or technology companies

  • Experience in MS Office (Word/Excel) and/or Google Suite (Doc/Suite)

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and writing skills

  • Detail-oriented, and reliable

  • Great people skills, both spoken and written

  • Flexible, and adaptable, multitasker, with the ability to look ahead

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Interest in technology products and solutions (E.g. Keen to adopt cloud-based accounting software like Xero, Quickbooks or Wave)