Corporate and Workplace Solutions, Accounting Services (Japanese Speaker), Analyst, Singapore

Goldman Sachs
Singapore, Singapore
22 May 2023
21 Jun 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who We Are
The Corporate and Workplace Solutions Division (CWS) focuses on commercial management, client support, advisory solutions, strategic planning, risk management, people security, real estate strategy and the enablement of collaboration and productivity tools across the firm.
We deliver a world-class work experience and environment, managing the firm's corporate real estate strategy, client engagement solutions, essential commercial and risk management functions and flexible digital workstyles that drive the firm's operating efficiency and productivity.

How We're Organized
Workplace Experience - Encompasses the comprehensive onsite workplace experience, how people interact with the workplace, on and off-site events and our overall location strategy. Departments include Events, Real Estate Strategy, Real Estate Development and On-Site Solutions, which is comprised of Document Management, Facilities, Ground Transportation and Hospitality.
Spend Management - Encompasses the functions responsible for managing all aspects of the firm's spend with third parties -- advising commercial agreements, managing third party and payment risk and driving operating efficiency. Departments include Product Finance, Strategic Sourcing, Third Party Governance, Procure to Pay, Integrated Travel and Expense and Infrastructure and Transformation.
CWS Engineering - Aligns several engineering functions focused on collaboration and productivity tools. Departments include Digital Workplace, Client and Production Engineering, Corporate Engineering , Spend, Data and Automation, Windows Engineering and Product Success and Delivery Engineering.
Office of Global Security (OGS) - Protects the people and assets of Goldman Sachs to ensure a safe and secure environment. Assesses risk to enable the delivery of effective security, fire and life safety protocols and leads crisis management preparation, implementation and recovery processes. Includes Physical Security & Investigations, Executive Protection, Fire Safety and Crisis Management.
Divisional Management (COO) - Aligns division-wide functions to drive strategic cohesiveness, consistency and efficiency. Departments include Business Unit Management, Communications and User Engagement, Risk and Environmental, Social & Governance.

The objective of the Procure to Pay (P2P) group is to deliver commercial value and front-to-back cost transparency across the firm. Procure to Pay is under the Spend Management umbrella and is divided into 4 pillars, Vendor Data Control, Expense Management, Procurement Operations, Accounting & Tax Controls. Procure to Pay manages $10B annual spend for the firm from requisition to payment/posting.

  • Manage payments to vendors & service providers for Asia entities including vender profile set up and invoice processing in SAP payment platforms
  • Acquire in depth understanding of the regulations, tax handling and accounting controls in multiple jurisdictions in Asia associated with vendor/ employees' travel & expense payments
  • Understand and adhere the firm's policies on vendor governance, payment management and documentations
  • Handle business and management ad-hoc queries and requests, respond to business queries on a timely basis
  • Participate in firm wide platform changes relating to Expense Management
  • Manage risks in the process by implementing and reviewing relevant controls
  • Conduct data analysis to identify the trend/root cases in order to effectively engage the stakeholders to address problems and opportunities for improvements
  • Develop and deliver training programs to the team and end-users
  • Exhibit confidence in communicating in a variety of forums, sessions, presentations, training sessions and town halls
  • Work with internal departments/divisions including Engineering and Divisional Finance and from a third party operating expense angle
  • Build relationships with businesses at all levels within the corporation will be a key success factor for this position

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree with 1-3 years' experience in relevant profiles
  • Knowledge and experience in accounts payable, invoice processing, employee's travel and expense, and vendor management
  • ERP Knowledge, Implementation/Transformation experience on SAP (Concur, Ariba, Fieldglass, S4/HANA)
  • Excellent knowledge of spreadsheets and MS Office products
  • Strong communication/presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills to develop/sustain good working relationships with other teams and stakeholders
  • Excellent partnership building skills and strong customer service perspective
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Effective organizational and time management skills
  • Forward thinking with the ability to assert new ideas and follow them through
Preferred Qualifications
  • Hands on experience in end to end GL activities, month-end activities (accruals, sub-ledger / general ledger posting and reconciliations) is an added advantage
  • Corporate Card Feed management/operation and handling payments is an added advantage

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