General Accountant
Maersk Group
Heredia, Costa Rica
hace 57 días
  • Responsible for the overall finance department including oversight of financial operations (at different sites)
  • Plays a critical role in the developing and monitoring budgets; providing budget forecasts, cash flow analysis and progress reports to the General Manager.
  • We offer

  • An opportunity to be part of a high performance team that ensures APM Terminals is the most efficient, safe and profitable terminals in the region.
  • Direct influence on strategic level decisions.
  • Working with partners, shareholders, authorities and other stakeholders.
  • Developing roles and responsibilities for a key terminal for APM Terminals in the region.
  • Key responsibilities

  • Fulfill and enforce the Financial Manual of APMT
  • Oversees general accounting systems including preparation and analysis of general ledger, financial statements, accounts payable / receivable, payroll, bank relationships and cash flows
  • Supervises and participates in timely submission of monthly and annual financial statements and assigned KPI’s
  • Responsible for the annual Financial Audit and Corporate Audit when appropriate
  • Delivers and reports accurate figures to Management
  • Prepares external compliance reports and ensures on-time delivery
  • Ensures zero A findings for internal and external audits
  • Ensures compliance with all tax requirements according to local regulations , including payments.
  • Ensures general ledger postings processed prior monthly closing (salary, VAT, local income, commission etc)
  • Supervises and participates in reconciliations and clearing of suspense items, bank accounts etc. on a monthly basis. Clearing of balance accounts nothing unjustified older than 30 days
  • Implements and monitors internal fiscal controls, guidelines, systems, and procedures
  • Ensures that all postings must respect the chart of account as set up, including the use of profit centers, cost centers and internal orders to ensure smooth reporting
  • If applicable : Supports AP / AR teams with special user postings
  • If applicable : Responsible for monthly staff payroll
  • Maintain fixed asset and Inventory register as well as historical reporting
  • Post bank charges weekly / monthly
  • Responsible for delivery of accounting training
  • Ensures timely upload of accounting figures into HFM / OS or any other regional system
  • Support other departments in the areas of cost control, cost-benefit analysis, etc.
  • Responsible for continuous improvement and automation in the processes under the scope. Define efficiency KPIs and saving plans.
  • We are looking for

  • Requires a college degree in business or accounting, or related discipline.
  • Requires at least three years of progressively more responsible general accounting and finance experience, preferably in the private sector, and in transportation or related industry.
  • Requires a strong understanding of accounting principles and transactions.
  • Requires sufficient understanding of various accounting concepts in order to review and interpret accounting data.
  • Requires the ability to interpret applicable company policies and procedures, applying them consistently and without discrimination
  • Must have general knowledge of accounting standards, including knowledge of international audit standards.
  • Must have good understanding and working knowledge of accounting specific software. Requires proficiency in various software applications and programs, specifically EXCEL spreadsheets.
  • IFS, Dynamics, HFM and SAP preferred.

  • Requires a high level of planning and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to exercise discretion and good judgment.
  • Must be able to handle confidential information with discretion.
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