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Thank you for being as enthusiastic about social democracy as we are. Join one of our offices across Asia and get engaged in the work of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES). Please find our current job vacancies and information on the application process below.

Manager of Finance Administration (Singapore)

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Singapore Ltd. is currently seeking to hire an experienced Financial Administrative Manager to join our dynamic international team at the Singapore office.

Main Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Managing Director, the duties and responsibilities of the incumbent will be:

  • Financial administration, including checking bills and invoices, accounting and book-keeping with the FIBU accounting programme, controlling the overall budget according to the FES financial guidelines and conditions, briefing local FES staff regularly on financial guidelines;
  • Monthly preparation and closing of accounts and transfer of monthly accounts to the Head Office, overseeing that all expenses are incurred and documented
  • Monthly payroll preparation and submissions to Central Provident Funds Board (CPF) and Skills Development Funds Board (SDF)
  • Preparation of declaration of employee’s income tax returns (IR8A) and processing of income tax clearance for resigning employees
  • Vetting of contracts with suppliers
  • Budget projections and monitoring; liquidity management, financial reporting to HQ
  • Maintenance of leaves record of employees
  • Assisting director in hiring processes, liaising with MoM; liaising with Banks
  • Communication with the respective finance desk officers in FES (Germany and other country offices) as well as with local and international partners on financial issues of FIBU;
  • Booking of monthly expenses and scanning of source documents into Fibu software

We are looking for a motivated accountant who has experiences working with Non-for-profit organizations in Singapore. Ideally, you have a 

  • A Singapore Degree in Accounting and Singapore citizenship (is a must)
  • A minimum of five years’ work experience in the field of accounting
  • Flexible and adaptable to FES staff and partners
  • Willing to work independently without daily supervision
  • Highly organized and possessing acute attention to detail
  • Willing to help with other programs and projects if needed
  • Good Microsoft Office 365 skills Remuneration will be will be commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a CV and cover letter in English to info(at)fes.asia. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Internship

Thank you for your interest in an internship with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Asia. For internships in the Singapore-based FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia see for more information below. For internship opportunities in any of our 13 other offices in Asia, get information on our About page and contact the respective country offices.

More information

An internship at the Singapore-based FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia offers the possibility to experience and support the work of a political foundation at the regional level in Asia.

Who can apply

You may apply for an internship if you are an advanced student (minimum final year of B.A. studies) of Political Science, Social Sciences, Economics or related studies and display strong interest in international cooperation. FES scholarship recipients and applicants with a keen interest and preliminary experiences in the field of labour and trade issues, trade unions, feminism and social protection are particularly welcomed to apply. English proficiency is a must for our work. German and/or other Asian languages are beneficial.

Duration of internship and what to expect

During an FES Singapore internship, you will experience the working environment of a German political foundation and its cooperation activities in the field of social justice. Interns are required to support the FES team in its daily work, including organizing and implementing workshops and conferences, doing desk research, writing reports and assisting in office administration. The maximum internship duration is 3 months.

Upon request, FES can provide you with more detailed information on living and working in Singapore. Please be informed that standards of living in Singapore are very high which translates into high living expenses while living here. Due to internal regulations, FES can only offer a minor contribution to your internship-related expenses. In total FES will support you with 450 €uro/month. Additional expenses like flight ticket, visa fees, health insurance, etc., are not covered by FES.

How to apply

Applications (to be written in English) should be submitted at least 3 months in advance of your preferred starting date of the internship. You are requested to include the following documents in your application:

  • Motivation letter (1-1.5 page): What motivated you to apply for an internship with FES? Why did you choose the FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia based in Singapore? What do you expect from the internship? How can you contribute to our work? Please state your preferred time window for the internship. You may indicate two time windows in case your availability is flexible;
  • Curriculum Vitae (please also state your date of birth);
  • Recent overview of grades and study credits issued by your university;
  • Other relevant documents, e.g., reference letters from previous internships.

Once you are shortlisted you will be invited for a brief skype interview. Upon a successful application, you will need to apply for a visa and work permit under the Singapore Work Holiday Programme which permits you to enter Singapore for the purpose of your internship only. Singapore has specific and strict regulations for internship applicants based on age and university affiliation.

For details on visa matters please refer to the website of the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore.

Please send your application by email to FES Office Administrator Ms. Katharina Wirth at info[at]fes.asia.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia

7500A Beach Road
#12-320/321/322
The Plaza
Singapore 199591

+65 6297 6760
info(at)fes.asia

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