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Senior Manager (Finance Systems)

Date: 13-Sep-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

About NUS IT

NUS Information Technology is the cornerstone to providing reliable, high-performance and secure IT solutions and effective IT governance for the campus. Here at NUS IT, we aim to transform NUS into a borderless computing community providing knowledge at its fingertips by enhancing the use of effective applications and services for teaching and learning. 


We drive a culture that is forward-looking. With a strong passion for IT, our people are always striving to improve, push boundaries and innovate with a "can-do" attitude.  We embrace collaboration, open communication and knowledge sharing. If you see yourself thriving in a dynamic environment and breaking new grounds with innovative ideas, you will find yourself at home in NUS IT. 


As part of our team, you can look forward an empowered work environment that allows you to take charge of your own career path. We provide competitive remuneration as well as flexible work arrangements to enable your growth and development. We pride ourselves on our diverse workforce and are committed to transforming NUS into a leading global University shaping the future. 

Job Description

You will join the Applications (HR & Finance Systems) team and be responsible for projects delivery and application support that are related to the Finance business domain. You will need to work closely with the user community, external vendors, and other stakeholders.


Duties & Responsibilities

Maintenance and Support (70-80%)

  • Provide on-going application support.
  • Conduct user requirement analysis for enhancements to existing systems, analyse business information needs gathered, translate into requirement specifications, and secure user sign-offs.
  • Perform systems and data analysis including analysing existing system/program logic difficulties, and revising the logic and procedures as necessary. Analyses and proposes data integration specifications for data exchanges with other IT systems inside and outside the organization
  • Evaluate potential solutions and make recommendations to business users.
  • Perform project implementation and application testing according to maintenance and quality assurance procedures and methodologies
  • Handle audit queries, and ensure audit and security compliance are met.
  • Conduct user training for system enhancements
  • Liaise closely with business users and build good rapport
  • Liaise closely with vendors or team members in application maintenance, application testing, supporting application patches and upgrades in accordance with methodologies and policies.
  • Ensures IT support service targets are met.
  • Work closely with business users in annual IT project planning and enhancement prioritization.
  • Ensure adherence to policies, standards and quality documentations


Project Management (20-30%)

  • Accountable for the overall successful delivery of project.
  • Oversees the delivery of projects to ensure that project targets are met. This includes, amongst others, conducting user requirement analysis, participating in solution design, planning and executing testing, deploying solution to ‘live’ etc. 
  • Creates and/or reviews project artefacts and deliverables to ensure quality and NUS guidelines and polices are met.
  • Manages procurement, including amongst others, preparation and publishing tender specifications, evaluating and recommending potential solutions and/or vendors, contract management etc. 
  • Liaises closely with business users and builds good rapport
  • Liaises closely with vendors to ensure successful delivery of products and/or services in accordance to contract. 
  • Manages project team to ensure optimization of manpower resources while maintaining a healthy team morale. 


  • Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent
  • At least 10 years within IT industry, inclusive of 5 years or longer in SAP Functional (FICO) role inclusive of systems design, functional, configuration and user support experience, and at least 3 years’ experience in project management inclusive of one complete cycle in an IT project implementation.
  • In-depth knowledge with SAP S/4Hana modules FI/CO/PS/FM/GM/MM/SD
  • Knowledge in OpenText Vendor Invoice Management will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge in budget, planning and consolidation for Higher Education will be an added advantage
  • Good technical knowledge in SAP ABAP, workflow and Fiori
  • Good grasp of IT technologies, methodologies, architectures, and best practices. 
  • Strong technical background to coordinate with technical teams to solve complex requirement and integration issues
  • Familiar in the Finance and Procurement business domains.
  • Strong business process and analytical skills with the ability to assimilate information quickly, and communicate complex requirements and issues clearly and concisely. The ability to understand the business questions that users are trying to get answered is essential.
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact and communicate effectively with all levels of management, users and vendors
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Must be a good team player, proactive in nature, fast learner, highly organized and positive attitude
  • Certification in PMP or CITPM will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in Higher Education industry is a bonus.

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: NUS Information Technology

Department : Applications - HR & Finance Systems

Employee Referral Eligible: Yes

Job requisition ID : 16852