Group Financial Controller

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Group Financial Controller
Copenhagen KLocalFinance/AccountingRef.: ML-162218
Would you like to join Denmarks biggest company and sharpen your accounting & controlling expertise in times of change?

In Maersk we are exposed to almost all aspects of accounting, and in this role you can grow your finance and IFRS skills in Denmark’s most complex Group at a time where we are implementing our new strategy and moving into a new era of the Group’s history.

The Financial Reporting and Controlling team is part of External Accounting and Tax (Corporate Function in the Headquarters).

The atmosphere in our team is professional, informal and positive. We are 15 controllers representing 8 nationalities and 4 continents. We inspire, challenge and spur each other on.

Join us as we aspire to be the frontrunners in activities related to financial reporting across the Maersk Group.
We Offer
At Maersk we focus on the individual’s development and the right candidate will have broad possibilities to further develop competencies in financial reporting in an environment characterised by change and continuous improvement.

The position offers an unmatched learning opportunity for a knowledge-seeking and ambitious controller who wishes to achieve insight into the diverse activities and grow within the Maersk Group.

Our work covers a wide field from supporting business units with reporting to high-level analysis, with significant variety and flexibility.

Your future career path from here might lie in gaining more responsibility, including managerial, either in Group Accounting, or in one of our eight business units.

You will quickly build an international professional network through daily contact with a wide range of departments across functions and geographies within the Group.

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Key Responsibilities
Your role as Group Financial Controller will, among other things, include:

• Directly participating in the planning and preparation of the Group’s interim and annual consolidated financial statements

• Guiding and supporting your dedicated Business Unit with complex accounting transactions, practical implementation of IFRS and consolidation issues

• Handling intercompany transactions between APMM Group entities and solving the plugs by efficient communication to stakeholders

• Preparing accounting and reporting instructions according to IFRS

• Conducting compliance visits in various APMM entities in the world

• Driving and ensuring execution of ad hoc initiatives and participation in projects

• Challenging the existing processes to improve and reduce non-value adding activities.

As a performance-oriented company, we strive to always recruit the best person for the job – regardless of gender, age, nationality, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

We are proud of our diversity and see it as a genuine source of strength.
Who we are looking for
The preferred candidate will hold a relevant financial degree, e.g. Master’s degree in finance, auditing or accounting, alternatively a Graduate diploma (HD) in Accounting or equivalent.

Further, you have 3-5 years of relevant experience in financial controlling, financial reporting, IFRS and/or as an auditor of large/medium-sized companies.

Knowledge of consolidation and HFM is an advantage.

You put theory into practice and possess strong analytical skills that enable you to make sound and reliable assessments in accounting matters. You are not afraid of challenging the existing processes and strive for improvement through knowledge sharing.

In addition, you produce high quality results with attention to detail without losing the overall perspective, even in a sometimes hectic environment.

You are an ambitious and goal-oriented individual. You take ownership of your assignments and are able to achieve results independently, while also being a driving force and motivator in a team.

Fluency in written and spoken English is mandatory, while Danish is not required.

We will look at applications on an ongoing basis and the position may be closed before last application date.
>Last application date: 15 February 2018.
For further information, please contact: Recruitment Partner Maj-Britt Clayton on
A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated transport and logistics company with multiple brands and is a global leader in container shipping and ports. Including a stand-alone Energy division, the company employs roughly 88,000 employees across operations in 130 countries.