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General Manager Finance – Singapore

This role is responsible for providing strong financial insight and leadership to the NMG Consulting business – the incumbent will work closely with the executive team and business leaders to ensure financial reporting requirements are in place to support the achievement of strategic and commercial objectives and growth targets.

Company Overview

At NMG Consulting we are a nimble firm of ~150 people focusing exclusively on the Insurance, Reinsurance, Wealth Management and Asset Management Industries. Our advisory model uniquely integrates Consulting, Insights and Analytics. Located globally, we are a diverse team of talented and experienced individuals, partnering with industry leaders to provide deep and powerful insights and knowledge.

We are constantly evolving and the range of work that we do rapidly challenges and expands our peoples’ knowledge. Our flat, team-based structures encourage participation from all experience levels – everyone is encouraged to contribute, regardless of their role. We advocate hearing different points of view, collaboration and constructive debate.

Summary Statement

This role is responsible for providing strong financial insight and leadership to the NMG Consulting business – the incumbent will work closely with the executive team and business leaders to ensure financial reporting requirements are in place to support the achievement of strategic and commercial objectives and growth targets. Responsibilities will also encompass leadership of a small finance team tasked to undertake management reporting, provide financial accounting and controls and manage budgets.

To succeed in this role the capacity to engage compellingly with a globally dispersed group of senior stakeholders is critical. Strong technical ability is essential along with the motivation and capacity to understand the business and translate financials into insightful discussion and action. You will be working with a team of driven and highly numerate consultants and leaders who will look to you for guidance on their financial performance, gaps and risks on an ongoing basis.


General Manager Finance (Support)



Key Responsibilities

  • Financial Direction and Business Partnering: a) Provide insight and analysis to actively support the CEO and other key leaders in decision making; b) Demonstrate a strategic mindset, deriving insights from financial data to drive performance; c) Lead and manage the annual budgeting process (and quarterly re-forecasts), ensuring a thorough interrogation of assumptions and drivers.

  • Financial Direction and Business Partnering: d) Partner with stakeholders in the allocation and payment of bonuses as they relate to profitshare arrangements, modelling various outcomes and giving guidance as required; e) Identify, lead and undertake ad-hoc analysis and strategic projects as required to drive efficiency and performance; and f) Manage the financial planning process for all quarterly, annual and strategic financial plans, presenting outputs to the executive team.

  • Financial Control & Reporting: a) Guide the Head of Accounting and team to deliver effective financial control and reporting including: i) overseeing external and internal audit processes; ii) ensuring compliance with appropriate statutory, financial accounting and auditing requirements; iii) ensuring adequate financial controls are in place; iv) ensuring compliance with relevant financial policies and procedures; and v) preparation of monthly management accounts as appropriate.

  • Financial Control & Reporting: b) Ensure effective risk management processes are in place, including controls and budgets to mitigate potential financial and reputational losses; c) Develop and communicate operational metrics (business intelligence) for all divisions; d) Provide an effective financial reporting system to ensure accurate and timely reporting; e) Manage the tax strategy of the organisation as efficiently as possible, and report on a regular basis to the Group CFO and the Board on the tax position of the business, highlighting any areas for concern; f) Develop key performance measures and indicators for the business, undertaking analysis against these and reporting key findings to the business heads on an ongoing basis; and g) Analyse financial and operational information, identifying strengths and weaknesses and recommending improvements in methods and processes to achieve cost savings and efficiency gains.

  • Project & Management Accounting: a) Collaborate with other accounting team to provide financial and accounting support to executives and department heads who establish goals and budgets for the organization; b) Collecting and analyzing data about a company's operational expenditures; c) Develop and maintain the cost accounting system, documents, and records of the organization; d) Provide management with reports that specify and compare factors that affect prices and profitability of products or services; e) Make estimates of new and proposed product costs; and f) Monitors the progress of projects, investigates variances.

  • Leadership & Management: a) Provide leadership and direction to the NMG Consulting Finance team, ensuring close interaction between the function and the leadership team and sound support to the business; b) Mentor and guide the team in order to support growth and development of team members; c) Ensure the finance function is provided with adequate navigation, forecasting and business planning tools and procedures; and d) Live the NMG values of Curiosity, Collaboration, Go for It, and Make it Count.

Competencies, Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree qualified in Accountancy or Finance; a minimum of 8 years of experience in a Finance role; demonstrable experience in leading and managing a team; experience in a consulting organisation is preferred, but not essential; project or cost accounting experience is required, minimum 2 years.

  • A solid commercial understanding with the ability to make recommendations to the business and develop key measures from a financial perspective.

  • Experience in stakeholder management, working closely with business leaders in regard to financial reporting and information; ability to provide accurate and insightful data that is presented in a clear manner.

  • International exposure or experience, with the proven ability to influence across a global remit; strong abilities in financial modelling; ability to think outside of the box and flexibly, with a solutions driven mindset.

  • Practical skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and a strong understanding of accounting software principles; exposure to dashboarding and/or management of databases would be a plus.

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