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Advertised on: 06 May 2022

Mandai Wildlife Group is dedicated to caring for the planet and protecting animals and nature. Conservation education is intrinsic in all interactions with the Group, to inspire action for a healthier world.


Mandai Wildlife Group is the steward of Mandai Wildlife Reserve, a unique wildlife and nature destination in Singapore that is home to world-renown wildlife parks which connect visitors to the fascinating world of wildlife. The Group is driving an exciting rejuvenation plan at Mandai Wildlife Reserve, adjacent to Singapore’s Central Catchment Nature Reserve, that will integrate five wildlife parks with distinctive nature-based experiences, green public spaces and an eco-friendly resort.


Mandai Wildlife Group advocates for biodiversity, contributes leading wildlife research, develops innovative solutions to promote living sustainably, and collaborates with conservation partners in Singapore and Southeast Asia.


The Group provides funding and in-kind support to Mandai Nature for conservation work across Southeast Asia.


Mandai Global, an entity that is part of the Group, will establish and operate new lines of business anchored in creating positive outcomes for nature and wildlife.


This role sits within the Sustainable Solutions (SS) team. Key responsibility is to support the implementation of Mandai Wildlife Group’s (MWG) Environmental Sustainability Strategy towards its long term goals. This includes working with internal teams, government agencies, industry partners, NGOs and other stakeholders to operationalise sustainable practices across the development and operations.


The AVP Finance plays a supporting role to the VP Finance in ensuring compliance for all the accounting and tax matters of the project and group, taking lead in projects and grant related activities.


Main duties and responsibilities:

Project accounting

  • Responsible for overall project accounting related matters
  • Monitor contracts’ cost vs budget progress and explain variance.
  • Ensure monthly Project Cost Report is allocated according to funding and development budget.

Grant Monitoring

  • Collate and provide relevant information for relevant government bodies and the external auditors for the recurring grant drawdowns and grant certification process.
  • Responsible for the period end reporting in terms of grant availability, grant draw downs, payments to date and grant reconciliation.  


  • Responsible for the construction budget collation.
  • Work closely with the project team to ensure that project design and development activities are in accordance with allotted budget.
  • Review all budget reallocation requests to ensure sufficient budget in the various funding buckets.


  • Liaise with government and auditors for all matters and transactions relating to grant audit.

Procurement and tender related

  • Review and endorse procurement requisitions and change requests to ensure costs are according to funding and development budget allocation.
  • Perform financial assessment for Prequalification, attend tender interviews, evaluation, price opening and other ad-hoc meetings.

System Implementation

  • Heavy involvement in implementation of IBM software to track the overall project cost, actual spent and approved budget including any on-going approved cost revisions and cost over-runs.
  • Perform user acceptance testing
  • Involved in end-user training and assist end-users during budget exercise.

Other accounting related matters as assigned by VP Finance.


Job Requirements:

  • Minimum Degree in Accountancy or equivalent.
  • At least 15 years of accounting experience in full sets of accounts, including corporate tax and GST reporting.
  • Prior experience of project accounting and government agencies is an added advantage.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office and prior knowledge of SAP.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting and being comfortable to be in a hands-on role.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to communicate financial matters effectively to non-financial personnel.
  • Encompass strong leadership in providing guidance and problem solving with the team.

Specialization : Finance and Business Analytics
Type of Employment : Permanent
Minimum Experience : 15
Work Location : Corporate Office