We are seeking a Business Controller in Charlotte, NC.
The Business Controller is responsible for providing governance and insight in clean file management, timely billing and other critical Finance & Customer service KPIs/data points.
The Business Controller reports into the Head of Business Controlling for Logistics and Services (LnS) but works very closely with the Finance Business Partner and other key stakeholders to ensure the integrity and conformity of the business controlling processes.
The Business Controller must act as a true business partner to operations and finance.
We offer an exciting career at the forefront of global trade. Working with highly talented people in a collaborative team culture with future growth opportunities in an industry that has a significant impact on the world economy.
We offer an empowered position for being the focal point for financial reporting, forecasting, budgeting, performance management, deep dive analysis and finance related business support. In your role you will work with operational and financial stakeholders to drive a number of strategic initiatives and supporting key stakeholder’s decision-making process through data and analysis. As a finance business partner, you will be expected to understand the business and work across the floor. You will identify risks and opportunities for the business and provide relative insight to the operational and leadership team.
At Maersk you will have an exciting and attractive career, in an ambitious and collaborative environment with the possibility of continuous professional and personal development, in a truly global organization.
Is responsible for creating integrity/accuracy of the cost and revenue data which ensures transparency of profitability at shipment/customer level. Ensures job costing controls are followed and that a proper mindset on revenue assurance and standards is in place. Active member of the Finance team, bridging upstream process and Financial control.
o Act as business partner to customer service and finance to identify and drive resolution of revenue/costs leakages
o Provide insight in and governance over file execution in line with the Standards, SOP’s and optimize Finance and Customer service KPIs. Ensure backlogs are effectively kept low and in control, in close cooperation with Customer service management and Finance Business Partner on Standard execution and KPIs improvement
o Oversee key finance operation processes by ensuring quality, accuracy, completeness and timeliness of revenue and cost, updated in system in cooperation with accounting team in India, without being in the position to adjust files
o Support profitability analysis, review GP of shipments on a daily basis with the ultimate goal that each and every shipment shows the most accurate GP according to contracted costs and rates
o Provide forward looking and independently initiate analysis on margins, trends and areas of opportunities
o Contribute and form business decisions and enable follow-up on such decisions including margin improvements
o Perform Risk and Compliance assessment to ensure necessary documentary evidence, records are created and provided, fraud guidelines and other applicable APMM guidelines as far as it covers operational/customer service controls. This also includes effective resolution of deficiencies and/or audit findings.
o Implementation of upstream process improvements in line with the Standards and Controls
o Local Intercompany transaction anchor, resolving open and aged items in line with the timelines
o Finance Governance on new or adjusted customer/system/supplier implementations if processes differ from standards (eg. Consolidated billing, local EDI etc.) that could impact finance/customer service KPIs, backlogs and Balance Sheet positions.
We are looking for
Education & Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
• Thorough understanding of and 5+ years’ experience in Finance/Accounting to be able to drive performance and value (operational audit experience is a plus)
Required knowledge & Skills
• Financial and business acumen. Must understand business/process impact on financial results
• Able to build strong business relationships and effectively communicate across functions
• Strong communication and presentation skills
• Advanced technical skills in Excel, PowerBI & Power Point (pivot tables, financial & statistical functions, presentations, charts)
• Result-driven, strong logical & analytical capacity. Patience with large data sets.
• Well organized with high attention to detail.
• Experience working in a challenging, fast paced and changing environment dealing with a lot of different tasks at the same time.
Every company, every country wants access to a competitive shipping, logistics and port system – and our people have created one company that offers one, easy-to-use solution to all their shipping needs.
Maersk is unique
Maersk is uniquely positioned to play a significant role in global trade, creating opportunities that help countries, companies and people succeed. Our vision is simple: Maersk is the global integrator of container logistics, connecting and simplifying our customers’ global supply chains. We do this through the global scale of Maersk, the world’s largest shipping line; our Logistics and Services expertise that help customers manage their global supply chains; and through our port operator, APM Terminals, one of the largest container terminal operators in the world with the most strategic locations to serve global supply chains.
At Maersk we value the diversity of our talent and will always strive to recruit the best person for the job – we value diversity in all its forms, including but not limited to: gender, age, nationality, race, sexual orientation, disability or religious beliefs. We are proud of our diversity and see it as a genuine source of strength for building high performing teams.
Join us and play an important role on our team lifting global trade every day!