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Country Accounting Manager

Published on 05.08.2020


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Job Ad & Profile Description

Position : Country Accounting Manager

Reporting to the Maersk Ivory Coast Area Finance Manager and being a core member of the Country Management team you will play a key role in influencing the business priorities and overall direction of the Country based on financial insights and expertise.

We offer:

A significant, challenging, and strategic role in Côte d’Ivoire Area where you will utilise your finance expertise to help set the business agenda and achieve the overall organisational goals.

Through your day-to-day leadership and work, you will gain an in-depth understanding of financial management from a leadership perspective, sharpen your commercial acumen and enhance your stakeholder management skills. In addition, you will have visibility and exposure in the Country leadership and Area and global finance community for future career development within Maersk Line or the Maersk Group.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensuring effective stakeholder management with primary external stakeholders, managing unplanned visits or raids by Authorities and avoiding business disruption in the country till such time as Area, Regional or Centre support is received
  • Ensure that all Group requirements such as signing off the Annual Sustainability Reporting, conducting Fraud Vulnerability Assessments, Compliance etc are complied with
  • Coordinate with the Area CFO and Regional Head of Legal and Compliance on competition/anti-corruption/foreign trade controls if required for the country
  • Ensure that tax checks are executed in relation to tax filing regulation as applicable.
  • Represent the company in meetings with the tax authorities, supported as required by the Regional Tax Manager and/or Centre Tax
  • Be accountable for the timeous preparation and distribution of the Board Meeting material for the country. The financial data will be provided by the Area GSC AtR team
  • Engage with local authorities as needed (example: agency licenses, reporting requirements, foreign exchange control)
  • Oversee legal disputes in coordination with the Area/Regional Head of Legal and Compliance and/or local legal counsel
  • Support GSC P2P and ATR teams
  • Perform an annual internal review as per the Regional Board Meeting template and report the findings therefrom to the Board of Directors
  • Ensure that any risks and control deficiencies raised by GIA/BCO/GSC are addressed timeously
  • Performance Management through the Maersk standard operating system (MOS) by driving the usage of the standard reports.
  • Ensure Cost mind-set, not limited to the costs directly controlled within the country, but also assist LOC in driving the liner costs down, where appropriate
  • Maintain an efficient working relationship with all Internal and external Stakeholders
  • Accountable for Group/Finance strategy roll out and Area/Country Work plan execution
  • Support the Logistics and Services development in the Country with strong focus on collections
Required profile for job ad : Country Accounting Manager
  • A solid financial educational background as Chartered Accountant or equivalent master’s degree in Accounting and Finance.
  • Be a role model for our values
  • Be a team player and open mindset to support the Finance transformation structure
  • Experience as ‘Leader of Others’ and with a proven track-record of selecting and coaching finance professionals
  • A minimum of 5 years of working experience with local statutory reporting and tax compliance, and a detailed understanding of local legal requirements
  • Strong communication skills with sense of urgency
  • Result oriented and must be creative problems solving
Job criteria for job ad : Country Accounting Manager
Job category :
Accounting, controlling, finance
Production, maintenance, quality
Industries :
Airport and shipping services
Import-export business
Services other
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
City : Monrovia
Experience level :
5 to 10 years
Educational level :
Number of Position(s) : 4

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