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Finance & Accounting Outlook Q1, 2015

The job flow for finance and accounting roles in Singapore has show signs of improvement, especially at the managerial level. Most of these roles are a result of natural attrition and companies hiring in anticipation of turnover towards end of first quarter.

As a result of the rising demand for mid level talent, the sector is expected to experience a talent crunch as companies fight for the best candidates in their respective field. Finance professionals with strong regional experience as well as the ability to think commercially and partner the business and operations will be highly sought after. Employers should continue to anticipate staff turnover in the coming months and have a pipeline of candidates for back up. Also, talent retention remains critical and employers should ensure that merit increment and bonuses are competitive for top performers.

Additionally, as the US economy stabilises and continues to recover, we should see an increasing focus from American multinationals in emerging Asian markets such as Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines. This should impact Singapore positively as the country has the infrastructure and talent pool to support their regional expansion across Southeast Asia.

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A world-class recruitment agency that specialises in finance and accounting, Michael Page places the brightest accounting jobseekers in businesses ranging from small to medium enterprises to global multinational companies. In the past 12 months we have placed a range of candidates in leading enterprises including:

  • Financial Controller, US Listed Multinational – Pharmaceutical Sector
  • Financial Controller, SGX Listed Multinational – Hospitality Sector
  • AVP Corporate Finance, Government Linked Corporation
  • FP&A Manager, US Listed Multinational – Medical Device Sector
  • Supply Chain Finance Manager, US Listed Multinational – Technology Sector
  • Shared Service Centre Manager, US Multinational – Chemical Sector

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Jeffrey Ng
Director, Michael Page Finance & Accounting
t: +65 6416 9968
e: jeffreyng@michaelpage.com.sg

 

David Blasco
Associate Director, Michael Page Finance & Accounting
t: +65 6416 9963
e: davidblasco@michaelpage.com.sg