Vacancy: Financial Controller, Oceonix Services (Cyprus) Ltd, Limassol, Cyprus

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Maritime Vacancy

A top tier, rapidly growing transportation company, with a focus on high value transportation investments in shipping, intermodal, aviation, and rail, is seeking to hire a Financial Controller with at least 5 years of relevant work experience.

The individual will join a new growing, diverse and multijurisdictional accounting & finance team to support a growing ship owner group structure.

We seek candidates with accounting and finance experience, preferably with Audit,  Shipping, and / or transportation background. The ideal candidate will have experience in working in a dynamic team and will be a strong collaborator who is able to work independently with a 'can do', hands-on attitude, to produce results in a demanding, fast-paced and international environment.

Excellent communication in English, and a strong work ethic, are key perquisites for the role. The role will be situated in Limassol, Cyprus, and will be reporting to a Group Financial Controller, with additional oversight by the Group’s Finance & Strategy Director.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate. Applying candidates can submit their CV to hr@Oceonix.com , indicating the relevant role.

Key tasks & responsibilities:

  • Financial control and oversight of periodic (monthly, quarterly, annual) close and reporting processes for subgroup(s) and designated fleets, ensuring the completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of the reporting infrastructure and the team’s deliverables (Group GAAP, US GAAP, IFRS, etc).
  • Financial planning & analysis, high quality reporting and commentary for senior management, budget against actuals analysis, and forecasting, partnering with various
    functions within the organisation to maximize the effectiveness of the Finance team, including Operations, Technical, Commercial, Legal, Newbuilding. Support management with new reports for owner decision making e.g. analyzing financial performance (e.g. returns calculations); cash projection activities; reports on expenditure, receivables management, etc.
  • Key business partner for management information with excellent attention to detail, in charge of the preparation and presentation of high quality business reviews.
  • Loan covenant compliance Partner with team stakeholders to enable effective cash management and cash optimization in the group, proposing shareholder cash distributions.
    Interact with independent external auditors, tax practitioners, deal and third party service providers.
  • Oversight of the financial statement process for businesses in the structure (standalone, consolidated).
  • Project manage tasks or ad hoc business change initiatives as required, mapping processes, uncovering opportunities and making proposals for continual improvement, including working on systems implementation and testing.
  • Assist in the implementation of a global ERP system and reporting solution.
  • Agent of change contributing to the strengthening of controls around the accounting and finance infrastructure of the group, driving efficient and effective financial operations.
  • Support addressing senior management requests as required from time to time.
  • Understanding of investment structures and transactions (purchase/sale/financing) with ability to evaluate the accounting, financial or reporting implications of such contracts or proposals.
  • Where required, support the shareholder in the financial oversight, governance and performance evaluation of independent portfolio businesses in the group (e.g. container / railcar leasing), working closely with management teams, service providers, auditors, tax practitioners, and the shareholder group’s investment team.
  • Assisting with establishing and adherence to proper accounting and finance procedures, policies and principles, and filing structure.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written, presentation)– excellent knowledge of the English language is expected with ability to interact with senior management.
  • Strong financial and accounting experience, with a proven track record of controllership, reporting and finance functions. Prior knowledge and maritime industry background is desirable.
  • ACA, ACCA, C.P.A. or Chartered Accountant equivalent required.
  • Demonstrable top performance record.
  • Understanding of US GAAP, IFRS - able to work with other GAAPs by analyzing issues, liaising with auditors.
  • Proactive, diligent, reliable, driven and self motivated, with willingness to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills, delivering quality results within set deadlines.
  • Willingness to develop professionally through ongoing feedback and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Competent with various software packages, including office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and usage of new technologies (automation, new system rollouts).
  • Rigorous, methodical, and highly analytical, with ability to synthesize results, act decisively, form opinions, solve problems and make recommendations.
  • Project management: ability to manage projects, research, arrive at proposals, present effectively, and gain consensus around issues.
  • Both an independent worker and team collaborator that builds long term relationships.

 

 

CVs to HR@oceonix.com, quoting the role.

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