Director of Finance & Corporate Services



Full time

S$7.1-13k (monthly)



Jul 3

Accela is a platform providing businesses of all sizes and industries with professional service support within Southeast Asia. Across the team, each individual member carries deep and extensive industry expertise in their

domain. As a group, we pride ourselves on taking a modern approach to professional services that are both digitally fluent and global. We take the time to understand each clients’ specific needs and provide a fluid, adaptable and high-touch service that is 100% unique to the Accela experience.


Accela’s world-class finance team has experience working with over 200 companies across 20 different countries spanning 12 industry verticals. From bookkeeping and payroll to compliance, Accela’s diverse offerings can meet the needs of any business. Our flexible approach enables us to work with all company types; whether you’re an early-stage start-up or a large multinational firm, Accela provides bespoke, adaptive and high-touch finance



We are looking for an experienced Finance professional who can provide oversight and guidance to our portfolio of fast-growing client companies, strategic leadership to a team of finance and corporate secretary professionals and build on an already stellar brand reputation where growth is fueled by referrals. The ideal candidate must possess a passion for process, structure and a keen eye for detail. Reporting directly to the CEO this candidate will lead an existing team, and this role will demand a solutions-oriented individual who is looking for an

opportunity to grow professionally and to play an instrumental role in the development of a business. In addition to day-to-day account support to a select group of clients and management of the team, this individual will be responsible for securing new business through our existing referral base as well as helping to set the strategic direction for the business long term. The ideal candidate will be a natural leader who can work closely with the CEO to mentor and grow their team, as well as assist with business operations and business growth. They must truly enjoy being in a service provider and advisory role to clients.


  • Design, implement and monitor financial systems and controls
  • Manage key client relationships and serve as both a player and coach to the internal finance team
  • Own the business development lifecycle; lead meetings, quote new customers, and close
  • Act as an advisor to clients and provide analysis and forecasts
  • Advise and assist with cashflow management planning for client partners
  • Refine, oversee, and manage new client onboarding
  • Ensure client service delivery is running smoothly
  • Financial oversight and mentoring for founders and business leaders across clients
  • A keen understanding of IFRS and Singapore tax regulations, and business structuring
  • Support our Corporate Secretary function, which is the fastest growing division in the business
  • Maintain an understanding of key MoM regulations and guidelines


  • Accountable and adopts a ‘business-owner’ mentality
  • Enjoys business development and is KPI driven
  • Has excellent communication skills and can engage with a diversity of people
  • Meticulous attention to detail and a proven track record of good financial ‘housekeeping’
  • Is a strategic thinker that wants to support the growth and help set the direction of the business
  • Excellent team leader that builds culture and morale amongst the team
  • Highly process and solutions-oriented
  • Interest or experience in Family office set-up, venture capital, and / or start-up companies


  • Solid knowledge of financial analysis, cash flow planning, and forecasting
  • Degree in Accountancy or related field
  • ACCA or equivalent qualifications
  • Identify initiatives to help clients improve their financial and operational processes in areas such as chart

of accounts, financial closing, and consolidation

  • Solid knowledge of corporate law
  • At least eight years of working experience in an accounting firm or in-house finance role
  • Proven track record of leadership and growth of a business
  • Demonstrated record of successfully leading a high performing team


  • Unlimited career opportunities and growth potential within a thriving and growing team
  • Fun and collaborative company culture, with monthly social activities and quarterly volunteer

opportunities outside the office

  • Flexible working environment with opportunities to work from home (up to 2 days per week)
  • Generous annual leave package in addition to public holidays
  • Competitive basic salary
  • Medical insurance coverage
  • Valuable training and development opportunities and continued support for additional education

If this sounds like you please get in touch with your resume for a conversation with the team!

EA License #: 15C7529

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