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ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN (PAYROLL & ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN)

U.S. Embassy Singapore  

Job Description

This position provides support to the Financial Management Office (FMO).

Main Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for payroll, Time and Attendance (T&A), accounting and administrative tasks. 
  • Serves as the Timekeeper who coordinates Time & Attendance (T&A) reporting for State & serviced agencies.
  • Liaises with Bangkok and Charleston Global Financial Service (GFS) Centers on pay, retirement benefits, allowances and other compensation matters for Americans and Locally Employed (LE) Staff.
  • Processes and files payroll and benefits-related tax returns and also several leave related reimbursements for the Embassy with local Singaporean government for LE staff employees including locally employed Americans.
  • Provides Accounting Services to serviced account agencies under ICASS.
  • Serves as Administrative Assistant to the Financial Management Officer and the Supervisory Financial Specialist.

Job Requirements

All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item in their resume.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  • Successful completion of at least two years of full-time post-secondary study and at least 2 years of responsible experience in specific local payroll involving computing and submission of monthly CPF contributions and annual Inland Revenue local employee tax submissions, including 1 year of office administration or related HR work is required; OR
  • Successful completion of secondary school or high school education and at least 4 years of responsible experience in specific local payroll involving computing and submission of monthly CPF contributions and annual Inland Revenue local employee tax submissions, including 1 year of office administration or related HR work is required.
  • Must have good working knowledge of oral and written English language skills.
  • Competence in MS Office software programs (PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel and Word) is required to prepare material – PowerPoint presentations & distributed reports.
  • Must have tact and possess good written and oral communications in dealing with employees on pay & allowances entitlements, and representational claims.
  • Must have good knowledge of local Employment Act regulations, CPF regulations, IR8A tax preparation and the RFMS Direct Connect accounting system for funding, obligation and representation accounting.

Additional job details can be requested by emailing USEmbSingaporeHR@state.gov

Emailed applications and resumes are no longer accepted.   

To maintain an open and fair recruitment process, the U.S. Embassy only accepts applications that are completed in full and submitted via the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) website: https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/sgp/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms 

To apply for the above position:  Please complete the on-line ERA form and upload any supporting documents (including educational certificates and/or transcripts related to the position requirements state above) using this site https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/sgp/vacancysearch/search Vacancies.hms byJuly 21, 2022. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.  Thank you for your interest in U.S. Embassy Singapore.

  • Permanent / Full Time
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