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Finance Manager

About the Role

SCWO, with an IPC status, is looking to hire a finance manager with excellent leadership, accounting and analytical skills to lead the financial operations.

The Finance Department runs and oversees the financial management and reporting activities of SCWO, and is responsible for budget planning as well as supporting CEO in offering insights and financial advices that will allow them to make the best business decisions for the company.

Duties and Responsibilities

Finance & Accounting

  • Smooth running of the Finance department, including book-keeping, financial administration and procurement functions
  • Responsible for the financial operations, financial reporting, internal controls and governance in accordance with the provisions of the Societies Act, the Charities Act, the Singapore Financial Reporting Standards and other regulations
  • Lead and manage the full set of accounts including working hands-on with other finance staff for timely closure of monthly and year-end accounts, reporting of financial performance and preparation of audited financial statements
  • Manage cashflow, cost control and fixed deposit placements
  • Formulate, review and implement financial policies, procedures, and key internal controls to ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Prepare and submit statutory/regulatory reports to relevant Ministries/ government agencies
  • Liaise with external auditors, banks, vendors, donors, relevant authorities and government agencies
  • Other ad-hoc duties as assigned by the DCEO

Planning & Budgeting

  • Responsible for budget planning, monitoring, and management reporting
  • Reconcile significant variances vs budgets or plans, comparing vs previous years, and highlighting significant variances and critical issues to the Board
  • Present such plans, budgets and estimates to the Board for approval

Corporate Governance

  • Ensuring compliance with the Charities Act, Charities (IPC) Regulations, Societies Act, Code of Governance for Charities & IPCs, Charities Transparency Framework and any other applicable laws, regulations, notices or guidelines
  • Timely compliance with all filing and reporting obligations under applicable laws and regulations, including filing of its Annual Returns and Governance Evaluation Checklist

Internal Controls

  • Drive a strong internal control culture within SCWO
  • Ensure compliance with internal control processes, via close monitoring, random checks, and periodic review of policies and processes with a view to improving SCWO’s internal control policies and procedures
  • Report to and liaise with SCWO’s external auditors and other parties conducting any examinations, investigations and similar processes, in a prompt, transparent and professional manner.


  • Bachelor Degree in Accountancy or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience
  • Working knowledge of Singapore Financial Reporting Standards (SFRS)
  • Prepared to work hands-on and perform the full set of accounting and financial reporting functions using the MYOB accounting software and MS Office with other finance staff
  • Experience in an international/large local accounting firm will be an advantage
  • A proactive leadership attitude that takes ownership of the work given and can respond flexibly to rapidly changing situations or requirements
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills to present financial performance to senior management and the Board periodically
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with ability to connect with other colleagues
  • A team player with the ability to work independently and within a team environment to meet deadlines

Interested candidates can submit their resume to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted



Operations Executive

About the Role

SCWO is looking for an Operations Executive to support general administration and the daily operations of SCWO. The Operations Executive responsibilities may include answering the day to day general queries, handling maintenance issues and providing administrative support as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support general administration and operations of the organisation
  • Support office functions, including IT systems and operations
  • Handle day-to-day general queries
  • Manage building and facilities, including the rental of training rooms
  • Provide administrative and operational support to thrift shop
  • Assist with other relevant duties as assigned

Skills and Requirements

  • IT-savvy
  • Mature and have good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good Organisational Skills
  • Multi-tasking
  • Proficient in English and a mother tongue
  • Fast learner, adaptable, resourceful and possesses a positive attitude
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Singaporean’s & PRs only

Interested candidates can submit their resume to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Director, Communications, Research, & Engagement

About the Role

SCWO, with an IPC status, is looking to hire a “Director, Communications, Research, and Engagement” (“The Director”). This is a new leadership role created in response to a growing team, a larger membership and increased ambition. The Director will develop and lead a coherent communications strategy that raises SCWO’s profile as an innovative, thought leading organization, and celebrates SCWO’s character, building on SCWO’s reputation. The Director will also be responsible for enhancing breadth and depth of engagement with our members, community stakeholders and partners.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Director is a part of the Senior Management Team, working alongside other Directors and supervising a team of executives and managers. The Director will have the skills to effectively lead and guide the Communications, Research, and Engagement team, enhancing performance and promoting a culture that motivates staff and encourages collaboration.

The Director will be responsible for evolving our Communications, Research, and Engagement strategies. She/he will support the CEO & DCEO, both strategically and operationally, and will work alongside the other Directors of other departments.

The key roles of the teams under the Department as set out:

Communication & Marketing

  • Develop a communications strategy that increases awareness of SCWO’s work, achievements, and inspires members to action on behalf of SCWO’s mission
  • Build and manage an annual plan with related budget for communications and marketing that provides a cohesive, consistent and unified message and brand across all programs for all stakeholders with a focus on institutional partners, individual donors, and corporate donors
  • Write, edit, production, dissemination, and maintenance of all written and electronic communications including social media, press releases, newsletters, annual reports, the website, and promotional materials
  • Lead coherent and strategic communication of the SCWO narrative, raising awareness of our work, enhancing the profile of the organisation and telling our impact story
  • Serves as SCWO’s spokesperson as necessary
  • Ideas generation for innovative new projects, services and campaigns that add value for the Organization and its members
  • Identify and monitor trends within culture and communities ensuring that the SCWO programmes responds with agility, staying close to the evolving needs of stakeholders
  • Seek new ways to involve the community in the co-creation and ideation of our programme, deepening engagement with our members and broadening representation within our governance


  • Research and Evaluation on gender and gender equality related matters
  • Produce Reports and Articles on gender issues
  • Prepare presentations, speeches and talking points
  • Support the management and working committees in international meetings and building relationships with international partners

Membership and Volunteers Engagement

  • Engage and build relationships with our members
  • Develop and execute the membership acquisition plan
  • Collaboratively develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan to grow and deepen SCWO’s relationship with our current member organisations, government and community partners and identify areas for collaboration.
  • Lead efforts to expand membership of SCWO among community, develops a plan to better involve and incorporate feedback from member agencies, and those directly impacted by SCWO programs and advocacy campaigns
  • Support the Program Department to develop programs that meets the needs of SCWO member organisations and the community
  • Develop strategy and operationalise plans to market the services and volunteering opportunities in SCWO
  • Manage volunteer resources
  • Facilitate volunteer partnerships with SCWO


  • Bachelor degree in Marcomms/ Business/ Political Science/ Journalism or related fields
  • 5 to 8 years of proven track record in strategic communications and engagement – with specialist expertise in at least one of the portfolio areas (communication and marketing, business stakeholder engagement, community engagement).
  • Demonstrate effective strategic leadership – experience in managing and motivating a team at a senior level
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy
  • Creative and competent writing skills in English
  • Excellent verbal skills
  • Analytical thinking skills
  • Strong awareness of consumer and product awareness
  • Able to work on multiple projects at one time
  • Able to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Good analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Able to multi-task and is resourceful
  • Singaporean and Permanent Residents only

Interested candidates can submit their resume to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted



Senior Manager, Partnerships and Marketing

About the Role

The Senior Manager, Fundraising is a new position in Singapore Council of Women’s Organization’s (SCWO). Funds raised are used towards improving the status of women in Singapore in all fields.

The Senior Manager Fundraising as a key member of the SCWO is responsible for identifying and engaging with prospective donors, including research and pitching, managing donor relations, and building commercial pipelines.

The Senior Manager, Fundraising establishes rapport, curates and manages professional relationships with both prospective and established major corporate partners and philanthropists. Past experience in engaging and leveraging relations with senior business leaders, philanthropists, and high net-worth individuals to deliver impact-oriented outcomes and mutually beneficial partnerships is needed.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Strategy and Planning
  • Strategizes and orchestrates methods of approach to individual and corporate donors and sponsors
  • Draws up the policy and SOP on fundraising
  • Prepares yearly goals and budgets for the department in line with the SCWO’s vision and mission for approval.
  • Prepares reports and presents at the Board Meetings and Fundraising Activities.
  1. Fundraising Activities
  • Jointly organize solicitation drives for pledges of ongoing support from individuals, corporations, and foundations
  • Ensures compliance with statutory fundraising requirements and Code of Governance
  1. Donor Management
  • Actively seeks out and establish support from potential sponsors and donors, including Foundations.
  • Donor management, including segmentation and targeting e.g. individuals, grant makers, corporates.
  • Prepares and Makes presentations to internal and external stakeholders for reports, appeals, and impact updates.
  • Follows up with donors and sponsors on updates of activities
  1. Grant Management
  • Manages and supports the grants requirement and implementation
  • Prepare financial or budget plans and allocation along with the planning and finance department in accordance with each requirement
  • Analyze the budget trends and make recommendations for cost control and reduction for various grants
  • Provide detailed reports to the funders and the board of directors with respect to the organization’s progress
  1. Database Management: Administrative and Financial
  • Analyze data or statistics to identify and meet Organization’s data management needs.
  • To maintain procedures and systems that improve the efficiency and data entry of the database in line with best practice and user requirements.
  • Works closely with finance and team to manage the inputting of income onto our database, and reconciliation with the accounts system.
  1. Marketing and PR Tasks
  • Develop marketing plans or strategies to present information to the public.
  • Manage events or other activities that SCWO supports.
  • Formulate policies and procedures related to public information programs, working with public relations executives.

Works closely with Program Executives in SCWO on partnership projects with sponsors.

Candidate Requirements

Technical Competencies:

• Strong project management skills
• High standard of numeracy and budgeting skills
• Good communication and presentation skills
• Ability to plan, balance and cope with competing priorities
• Flexible and adaptable to meet work demands across the whole organization

Core Competencies:

• At least 5 years of working experience in philanthropy management, including fundraising and donor and management

Preferred achievements / characteristics:

• Preferred tertiary background related (but not limited) to business management, communications, and marketing.
• Ability to adopt a creative and proactive approach to work, especially in digital engagements
• Strong team working orientation, with the ability and social skills to work collaboratively with stakeholders at all levels

Please send your resume and salary expected to

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified