Financial Controller – VSA Settlements

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Financial Controller – VSA Settlements
CopenhagenLocalFinance/AccountingRef.: MA-217122
Vessel-Sharing Agreements (VSA) are contracts where two or more carriers agree to share their capacity on a single string.

The shared tonnage enables carriers to provide improved products at a lower cost than possible by going alone.

We Offer
A controlling position where you will be required to work independently and interact with stakeholders both internally and externally.

A challenging role with both analytical and relational scope.

A position that will provide an excellent opportunity to build knowledge of many aspects of operations finance that are all part settlement process for vessel sharing and slot sale agreements.

You will be working closely with our team in GSC (Global Service Centre) that is responsible for all execution.

You will report to the Head of Fixed cost controlling.
Key Responsibilities
Have a detailed understanding of the VSA contracts and settlement principles.

Continuously review master data required for settlement process as well as settlement logics built into the VSA system and ensure it is aligned with VSA contracts.

Support and drive the timely and accurate processing of proforma and actual settlements with Partners.

Ensure all special arrangements such as blanking, ad-hoc, slot swap or compensations are timely and correctly accounted for.

Verify and approve actual and ad-hoc settlements in the accounting system.

Review and follow up on deviations between proforma and actual cost.

Responsible for the preparation of cost recovery cases.

Support and provide input for the negotiations with Partners, participate in the discussions and provide overview on the financial impact.

Recommend and implement necessary business/process controls and ensure compliance to internal and external requirements are met.
Who we are looking for
You hold a Master’s degree in finance, economics or equivalent.

Good understanding of shipping industry.

Experience in operations execution.

Analytical, financial or cost control experience.

You are a team player who is used to and enjoys working independently with the ability to engage, influence, guide and challenge multiple stakeholders across the organization

You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong integrity and a humble personality that goes well with people at all levels in a global organization

You 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.

You are skilled in written and spoken English. Danish is not required.
>Last application date: 28 July 2019.
For further information, please contact: Recruitment Partner Maj-Britt Clayton 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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