Senior Associate/Associate, Strategic Cost Management, Group Finance

  • Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • DBS Bank Limited
  • 19 Nov 17 2017-11-19

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Business Function

Group Finance aims to deliver world-class standards in reporting, financial planning and finance processes. We provide insights and analyses that help the bank make sound business decisions – whether in the areas of product development or customer profitability. We also provide capital management, business planning, forecasting, and tax and accounting advisory services.

The bank is also a certified Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) for the Singapore Qualification Programme by the Singapore Accountancy Commission and an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Approved Employer.Responsibilities


  • Define objectives and drive progress for Strategic Cost Management (SCM) outcomes, focusing on specific BU/SU areas.
  • Identification of relevant measures to quantify cost improvement opportunities.
  • Engage stakeholders to drive strategic cost improvement.
  • Support team in driving engagement with senior stakeholders and preparation for regular and ad-hoc meetings.
  • Use the unit objectives to drive engagement and progress for SCM outcomes.
  • Assist with developing Steering Committee/Management presentations and content.
  • Provide program management capability as required for the unit.
  • Support diagnostics including hypotheses generation, data collection, model development and analysis across own and virtual teams in prioritized areas.
  • Support analysis/assist stakeholders in the identification and quantification of SCM opportunities and where required assisting with driving SCM outcomes (including planning delivery).
  • Executive office reporting on goals/financials and business updates as required and preparation of materials for strategic discussions on SCM.
  • Research market benchmarks, industry best practices and other relevant data.
  • Support development of relevant frameworks to support business case quantification.
  • Support development of frameworks to identify and track opportunities.
  • Drive communications. Support development and execution of SCM communications strategy for a broad set of internal stakeholders.
  • Ad hoc help with project delivery of various projects SCM team is involved in.


  • Degree holder in Finance or any related field with at least 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in, or willingness and ability to quickly learn diagnostic analysis, business transformation, organizational improvement, reengineering program and project management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong team player with keen analytical skills and attention to details.
  • Ability to resolve issues between disparate stakeholders.
  • Ability to operate independently, collaborating with senior colleagues to drive outcomes.
  • Able to work under pressure and interested in developing a career in a dynamic banking environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

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We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the professional advantages of a dynamic environment that supports your development and recognises your achievements.