Business Finance Partner– Vessel Portfolio

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Business Finance Partner– Vessel Portfolio
CopenhagenLocal/InternationalFinance/AccountingRef.: MA-232896
Maersk Line Centre Finance is looking for a Business Finance Partner based in Copenhagen.

You will be part of a strong team continuing a transformation journey in the way we support the business.

In your role you will work with operational and financial stakeholders to optimize and develop the vessel portfolio.

You will become highly recognized for business acumen and as a trusted business finance partner to Operations on deep analysis, understanding current asset portfolio footprint and impacting on future performance, identifying risks and opportunities for the business and supporting stakeholder’s decision making process.

You will support performance management for Maersk Line Vessel portfolio, with an angle to network and trade, engaging with several stakeholders and a holistic and cross functional view of both operational and cost drivers.

This role will put you in a challenging and engaging workplace, providing excellent learning opportunities close to the business.
We Offer
An empowered position in Maersk Line’s Business Finance team for Operations being the focal point for management reporting, forecasting, budgeting, performance management, deep dive analysis and finance related business support.

The Business Finance Operations team interacts primarily with stakeholders in the Operations function as well as internal stakeholders in Finance. The Operations function is responsible for the global operational expenses, designing our network, managing our capacity and executing the day-to-day cargo operation in our Liner Operation Clusters (LOCs).

Decisions made in Operations have a significant impact on the financial performance of Maersk Line and you will play a key role being part of Operations commitment in driving our cost leadership strategy.

As Finance Business Partner (FBP) you will have the opportunity to drive financial analysis, performance management and decision support to the vessel portfolio management. Your detailed understanding of the financial numbers combined with solid business knowledge will allow you to deliver performance insight, challenge current understandings and contribute to decision making thereby contributing to ensuring an optimized vessel portfolio.

As a Finance Partner in Operations you will be working together with a team of highly skilled and talented people in an international environment, getting early empowerment and responsibilities as well as exposure to the stakeholders in Operations, senior management and a truly global organisation.
Key Responsibilities
Functional reporting to the Head of Vessel & Fixed Cost interacting with multiple stakeholders within Maersk Line, primarily Centre Chartering as the trusted partner to key stakeholders in this team with a close cooperation with stakeholders in Network and Fleet Management and Technology.

Your main responsibilities will be to drive part of key financial processes and operating system supporting management reporting, financial planning, performance management and decision making in close collaboration with stakeholders in Operations and other Finance teams. You will report to stakeholders with clear business and financial insights and perform analyses of performance and trends to identify and suggest appropriate actions.

Specific responsibilities for the vessel portfolio management area include:

• Drive accurate, timely and aligned reporting of financial and operational performance incl. KPIs
• Prepare supporting documentation for various cost/performance management review meetings
• Drive various ad hoc financial analyses to stakeholders
• Understand financial and operational footprint to proactively support with insight impacting forward looking business decision making and improve business results
• Facilitate scenario analysis for new transformation projects and support business cases
• Forecasting and reporting on impacts related to capitalization of long term vessel leases under IFRS16

You will also work with multiple aspects of our financial reporting and system optimisation. You will play an active role in supporting the business in using and developing the system further as well as developing the operating model.
Who we are looking for
The ideal candidate hold a Master’s degree in finance, economics, business or other related field (Cand.Merc, Cand.Polit, Cand.Oecon if from Denmark, or equivalent) combined with three to seven years of work experience from analytical positions within finance, management reporting, financial planning and analysis, management and/or strategy consultancy, business development or equivalent.


• Have a thorough understanding of finance and a sincere interest in working with and supporting the business in driving performance and value

• Are result driven and have a strong logical and analytical capacity being well organised with high attention to detail

• Are a self-starter with a strong driving force, striving for continuous improvement and wanting to solve problems even if finding answers are not easy

• Are an extroverted team player who are used to and enjoy working independently with ability to engage with and influence, guide and challenge multiple stakeholders

• Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong integrity and a humble personality that goes well with people at all levels in a global organisation

• Are used to and enjoy working in a challenging, fast paced and changing environment dealing with a lot of different tasks at the same time

• Are skilled in Excel and PowerPoint

• Are skilled in written and spoken English. Danish is not required
>Last application date: 31 January 2020.
For further information, please contact: Recruiting Specialist Li Zhu on
A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customer's supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 70,000 people. With simple end-to-end offering of products and digital services, seamless customer engagement and a superior end-to-end delivery network, Maersk enables its customers to trade and grow by transporting goods anywhere - all over the world. For more information:
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