Feb 12, 2020

Associate Accountant

  • Maersk Oil
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
Full Time Permanent Finance & Accounting

Job Description


Maasvlakte II opened in 2015 and remains the world's most advanced fully automated terminal and equipped to handle the largest container ships way into the future. In 2019, the addition of two Super Quay Cranes and ongoing efficiency improvements will increase volume capacity by more than 20%.

The use of green energy and fully electrified equipment made it the world's first zero emission terminal for CO2, NOx and particulate emissions. With fully fenced-off automated areas, separating men and machines, it is also one of the safest. This makes APM Terminals Maasvlakte II one of the most innovative terminals in the world.

More than 500 employees are employed within the organization.

We offer

•A challenging position at one of the most innovative container terminals in the world.
•The opportunity to contribute to the success of APM Terminals Maasvlakte II.
•The opportunity to develop further, personally and professionally.
•The possibility to be part of a close, professional and strongly involved team.

Key responsibilities

As the Financial Accountant you are reporting to the Accounting Manager and are assisting with the preparation of all financial documents related to the company to implementing financial strategies.

As the Financial Accountant you will be responsible for the following:

G/L Accounting
•Maintains the general ledger and all related accounts with proper documentation and records of all company transactions.
•Handles intercompany accounting.
•Supports the internal year end closing of general ledger and subsidiary ledgers from preparation of journal entries to planning, follow up and signoff with auditors.
•Supports the preparation of interim, year-end and comparative financial reports; performs and provides analysis of current results to prior periods and/or budget. Prepares required government reports as directed by management and responds to inquiries as necessary.
•Supports the internal monthly closing process. Reviews the General Ledger on a regular basis, to ensure cost codes are being properly used, and creates new ledger accounts or new transaction codes, as needed. Closes the general ledger every month, reporting final balances for monthly accounts.
•Assisting with the end to end preparation, auditor and management signoff and filing of stat account filing.
•Maintains fixed asset records and control; determines depreciation terms/rates to apply to capitalized items; prepares property tax returns for review by Controller.
•Assistance in preparation of tax returns.

Bank and cash management
•Ensures that the bank transfers have occurred so that payroll and other funding need is addressed timely.
•Prepares weekly bank reconciliation for all receivable / payable / cash; verifies accuracy of bank statements and resolve questions or problems; maintains integrity of cash balances and cash flow systems.

Control Environment
•Assistance with an effective execution, filing and monitoring of all accounting, fixed asset and relevant controls in the APMT control framework.
•Ensure IFS always reflects the correct workflow and approval flow structure in accordance with the local authority matrix.
•Performs supplier reconciliation on a periodic basis and review with Accounting Manager.

Accounting Advisory
•Contributes to strategic projects by providing input on accounting aspects of projects. Does accounting due diligence and vetting of business cases from accounting, tax and transfer pricing perspective.
•Tax Planning, Control and Reporting - Responsible for statutory filing and follow-up on all taxes through close coordination with HQ tax.

Supervisory duties
•Reviews all accounts payable transactions to ensure accuracy of coding, data entry, and accurate payment of invoices.
•Checks for proper approvals and authorizations before payments are made.

We are looking for

•Requires a HBO or university degree (preference economics or accounting) with extensive knowledge of Dutch GAAP, IFRS standards and experience with international and statutory audits.
•Experience in Terminals, fixed asset accounting and APMM GAAP is a strong plus.
•Must have working knowledge of payroll, accounts payable, and general ledger processing.
•Requires at least three to five years of general accounting and finance experience.
•Fluent in Dutch and English.
•Ability to translate complex accounting transactions and present these in a simplified manner for management communication.
•Analytical skills.
•Advanced skills with Microsoft suite, especially excel and power point.
•Working knowledge and experience with IFS and OneStream are a strong plus.
•A person with a hands-on mentality.