Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Finance and Banking jobs In Singapore

Singapore is one of the best places to work as finance and banking executive. It is world's fourth leading financial centre after London, New York City and Hong Kong. Many global names have officers here and expending here in Singapore while cutting jobs in USA and Europe. Singapore does not only offer good opportunities in accounting, banking and finance jobs, it also offers a very good environment to work and live. And there are also many opportunities in supporting departments like IT. The only drawback is that Singapore has recently became a more expensive city for expatriates compared to Hong Kong due to a stronger current and higher rental rates, according to Mercer’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey.

Salaries are very competitive. According to Kelly’s Singapore Employment outlook and Salary Guide 2011/2012 in Singapore a Financial Analyst with 3 to 7 years of experience can expect to earn 5,000 SGD to 9,000 SGD per month. In banking middle office, an Associate Vice President with 4-7 years of experience can get 6,000 SGD to 9,000 SGD per month while a Vice President can expect to earn 9,000 SGD to 16,000 SGD per month. The ranges are quite large since the salary significantly changes based on the company type.
How you can look for a job in this domain? There are several places on the net to look for finance jobs. Other than the classic job portals like Monster Singapore, Jobs DB and Jobs Street there are a few specialized ones which may worth to take a look at.

Head Hunt Singapore is one of the new comers and I see their advertisements everywhere. It is not only a jobs portal, it is also an executive recruitment publication. I had several chances to look at the publication they hand out in Raffles Place MRT Station and it looks a very good place for mid to senior level executives. Yes Head Hunt is not a place for juniors and new graduates, they target middle to senior level professionals which makes $50,000 to $250,000 per year. The focus is on the sectors like Banking, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Sales, Marketing, Engineering and Sciences.

eFinancialCareers Singapore provides job opportunities, job market news and analysis, salary surveys and career advice. The job opportunities available in this portal are from Singapore based companies for positions like investment bankers, traders, asset managers, analysts, risk managers, treasurers, auditors, CFOs,  graduate trainees.

And Career Jet job search engine is great since it aggregates jobs from different jobs portals as well as individual recruitment agencies.  To look for jobs in “banking and financial services” just follow the link on their main page.

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