Careers at Maersk APM Terminals Lagos Nigeria
Posted: 8/26/2011 Expires: 9/26/2011 Ref: 59500
Finance Manager – APM Terminals, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria
APM Terminals is one of the largest container terminal operators in the world. The diverse portfolio includes substantial interests in more than 40 ports around the globe. We continue to actively develop and invest in new projects and opportunities in ports and terminal management. In terms of the future, we are determined to stay at the forefront of our industry by providing value-adding e-business solutions, customer relations management and innovative use of technologies.
APM Terminals commenced operations in Nigeria in March, 2006. Apapa is Nigeria’s largest port and contains a number of wharfs. To date, the staff comprises over 700 highly skilled and motivated foreign and local staff. We stand for operational excellence – from modern equipment, facilities, advanced technology and proven processes and terminal management. We are currently looking for an individual who share our commitment to providing services that are second-to-none.
To assist /support the Chief Financial Officer in ensuring that the overall corporate governance is followed.
Responsible to ensure that all day to day business transaction are smooth and governance is maintained, including all Statutory compliances
This position offers an outstanding opportunity to join the global team at APM Terminals and contribute to the success of the organization. The position reports to Chief Financial Officer.
The maintenance and implementation of Management Information systems and decision making models and Budget preparation, financial accounting and payroll functions and variance analysis and reporting.
The preparation of information for liaison with NPA / BPE and other statutory authorities.
The preparation of required information for reporting to head and Regional offices on various financial matters as may be required from time to time.
Compliance with the terms and conditions stipulated in the Concession / Lease agreement.
Managing includes the daily financial accounting processes including, but not limited to, the control over general ledger, cashbooks, accounts payable, timely payment of suppliers invoices, management of the accounts receivable process, invoicing and receipt of payments, monthly reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts
Reporting controls and control of the Company’s assets.
Import process and preparation of all import documentation (Forms M, LC’s, duty payments etc).
Statutory and legal compliance and timely completion of all statutory (Income Tax, PAYE, VAT, WHT and any other direct or indirect taxes that may be applicable).
All other finance and accounting related activities not specifically mentioned above to ensure smooth daily operations.
The position requires a professional standard of knowledge to lead teams through functional/general expertise in the finance and accounting
Completed post-graduate studies in Accountancy or Finance management or related business studies.
Minimum 7 years in finance roles including management experience.
Extensive knowledge of setting of budgets, reporting in HFM, inventory control systems and accounting, knowledge of ERP systems, IFS financial software is an advantage.
Understanding of Terminal Operations.
Understanding of the container shipping industry and an ability to relate with shipping company and other associated industry managers.
Ability to drive strategic initiatives.
Able to provide vision and empowers others to take action by effectively delegating.
Ability to provide leadership, obtain cooperation and assistance to meet objectives, and promote a team environment.
A truly international working environment in a modern working location
Value and team-based leadership
An open and engaging working environment
A wide range of international career opportunities
Opportunities for personal and professional growth in a dynamic environment
Competitive compensation packages
If you have any questions or would like further information, you are welcome to contact Jean Chikodi Chukwura on Jean.Chikodi.Adiele@apmterminals.com. Or Mildred Blankson on Mildred.Blankson@apmterminals.com.
About the company:
APM Terminals offers the global shipping community a geographically balanced, integrated Global Port, Terminal and Inland Services Network which includes 55 operating container facilities in 34 countries with 16 new terminal development or expansion projects underway, along with 131 Inland Services locations in 49 countries. Staffed by 22,000 professionals across 64 countries and spanning five continents, we serve every major trade lane with a truly global presence, providing our customers with the most advanced terminal technology, equipment and operations in the industry. APM Terminals has been a major part of the development of the container shipping industry, and it is a role and responsibility we do not take lightly. Originating as Maersk Line’s terminal operating arm, APMTerminals was established as an independent division within the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group in 2001, moving its corporate offices from Copenhagen to The Hague in 2004, and reporting results as a separate business entity within the Group as of 2008. Dedicated to setting the industry standards for efficiency, safety and sustainability, it is our goal to Earn the Customer every day, at every port facility and every location throughout the APM Terminals Global Port, Terminal and Inland Services Network.
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Job Category: Maritime
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