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Assistant Financial Accounting

Location: Dairy Farm Campus (Singapore)
Functional area: Accounting
Employment type: Full-time
Job type: Permanent

Assistant Financial Accounting
Contract commencement Date: 1 Feb 2020
Position: Full-time

The German European School Singapore (GESS) is a multi-lingual, not-for-profit, German international school in Singapore with a distinct European flavour. As an accredited ‘Excellent German School Abroad’, the German Section of GESS offers all major German school leaving certificates. Our European Section offers tuition in English for students from grade 1 - 12 across all three IB programmes (the PYP, the MYP and the IB Diploma Programme) as an authorised IB World School. Children aged 18 months onwards can enroll in our Preschool where children are following the PYP programme in German-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual groups. In addition to an outstanding academic education, GESS strives to teach students community values such as respect, openness and inclusion. Currently, more than 1600 students are learning at GESS supported by more than 400 full time and part time academic and administrative staff members. In August 2018 GESS moved to Dairy Farm Road to a modern new school campus located in a popular residential area at the edge of Singapore’s largest nature reserve and with very good access to the public transport system.


  • Monitor and reconcile, where necessary, Balance sheet and income and expenditure accounts in relation to budget
  • Compile and analyse financial transactions on a monthly basis and prepare reports 
  • Preparation of GST Returns on a Quarterly basis
  • Support Financial Accounting Manager in the development and implementation of policies and procedures with emphasis on internal controls
  • Ensure all company Assets are monitored and Asset Register is updated in line with Financial Policies
  • Assist Financial Accounting Manager in the annual Audit preparation, process and liaising with all parties involved.
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting or equivalent or
  • Professional Certification such as LCCI/ACCA
  • At least 3 years’ experience in handling full set of accounts (Preferably in Educational Institutions)
  • Strong background Asset Management would be preferable
  • Detail oriented with Statistical Analysis, Data Analytics and Reporting Skills
  • Excellent Verbal and Communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office especially Excel
  • Able to meet deadlines
We offer an exciting working environment in an international and cooperative team. Your application should include a letter of application, your complete resume, salary expectations and a recent photo.
Please indicate your reasons for applying for the position. 

As in any professional international school, GESS has a Child Protection Policy. Our recruitment process reflects this policy in that we ask for a police clearance check and further background checks for shortlisted candidates.

Please note, that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. The School reserves the right to appoint prior to the application deadline.
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