Maersk Nigeria Recruiting – March 2015

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8 Apr, 2015

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Accounting Jobs in Nigeria

At APM Terminals, we are a team of over 20,000 employees spread across more than 60 countries united by a passion to provide our expertise in port operations and container management services. By providing the expertise and port infrastructure essential to world trade, we actively support the advancement of the societies around us, enabling local economies to unlock their potential and build an even stronger global community. Working with a team of talented professionals you will get a chance to experience different cultures and make friends all over the world. You’ll find a culturally diverse, stimulating environment at any of our offices, terminals or depots. When you join APM Terminals, the world is your workplace.

APM Terminals is an independent business unit within the Danish A.P. Moller-Maersk Group – a Global Fortune 500 company with over 120,000 employees and offices in 130 countries with global growth opportunities in a range of fields from shipping and energy to our offshore and retail sectors – Join us to achieve even your most ambitious career goals!


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

•Performing accounting functions for financial segment of business including assisting in preparation and analysis of monthly financial and management reports;
•Monitor transactions and bank account on a regular basis;
•Ensuring proper accounting and timely payment of statutory dues like WHT/VAT/PAYE;
•Perform financial analysis of business as assigned by Controller;
•Liaise with auditors, banks, statutory authorities FIRS, other external authorities;
•Work with the preparation of the quarterly financial reporting package and assist in audit requests as assigned;
•Identifying and contacting customers with overdue accounts, and entering data into computer to track collection efforts and progress;
•Perform month expense and balance sheet account reconciliation and analysis for review by the Controller;
•Coordinating and/or working on special projects as assigned by the Finance Manager or the CFO;
•Gathering data through file research or discussion with sales/estimators in order to answer questions and compile backup information for further collection efforts;
•Preparing work papers for audit and pre-qualification purposes;
•Performing back-up functions for various cost positions and specific tasks assigned by the Finance Manager from time to time.

Requires at least two years post graduation experience;
Requires a university degree in business or accounting. Qualification as a Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant, or equivalent is preferable.
Requires at least five to seven years of progressively more responsible general accounting and finance experience. Requires at least two years of management / supervisory experience.
Must have extensive knowledge of international accounting standards, accounting principles and practices, including some knowledge of international audit standards.
Must have a working knowledge of Management Accounting fundamentals and its applications.
Must be familiar with best practices in the professional field of accounting.
Must have working knowledge of payroll, accounts payable, and general ledger processing.
Requires ability to communicate in English, both verbally and written.
Good Computer literacy in Excel, Access;
Must be able to exercise good judgment in order to set priorities;
Knowledge of import procedures and related activities.


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


•Establish and maintain network user accounts, user environment, directories and security.
•Monitor and manage disk usage.
•Respond to the needs and questions of network users concerning their access to resources on the network and the operation of various software programs.
•Install and test software upgrades.
•Schedule backups and communicate downtime to users.
•Ensure all software is correctly licensed and version up-to-date where applicable.

•Ensure that APMT Apapa Health, Safety & Environment policy and procedures are observed as well as all relevant safety legislation and the provisions of the relevant Government of Nigeria Health and Safety & Environmental Acts

•To change passwords and user privileges.
•To make any system configuration change deemed necessary.
•Observe the provisions of the relevant APMT Apapa policies and procedures;
•Inform superior as soon as possible if any general or specific task cannot be performed adequately or timely due to influences beyond your control;
•Ensure this Position Description is updated when specific responsibility areas are changed, and otherwise provide suggestions for changes when relevant;
•To undertake all duties and responsibilities in accordance with APMT Apapa Code of Conduct.

Education: B.Sc. Degree in IT or science related discipline

One to two years experience in implementing local area networks.
Substantial knowledge about computer hardware configurations for UNIX, Win 2003, Cisco and Oracle environments and Microsoft products.
Exercising leadership in changing situations that stimulates enthusiasm among and encourages development of co-workers;
Ability to work under pressure with detailed plans and forecasts, anticipate potential resource constraints and diagnose, evaluate and resolve such problems as they happen;
Capable of establishing priorities for maintenance in accordance with overall objectives and IT goals
Good problem solving skills;
Effective communication skills


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

•Supervision of security activities of contract staff in APMT, and reporting to the Security Manager.
•Definition of security needs of guards at various beats.
•Work in support of corporate business aims.
•General patrol of APMT on issue of security interest and forwarding same to appropriate authority.
•Provision of security awareness as may be desired to sub-ordinates and other members of staff.
•Ensure compliance with ISPS code on ship-port interface.
•Implement APMT risk management procedures in order to maximize asset protection, personnel Safety and Security.
•Making input to presentation on monthly/weekly briefings to the management.
•Capital equipment accountability and maintenance to include spot inspection checks on all security equipment and activities.
•Advice on procurement of gadgets as may be needed in the terminal.
•Daily/Weekly/Monthly report of activities of security interest.
•Gathering of intelligence: Monitoring of open sources of information such as radio, television, CCTV and other updates of interest to the company and reporting threats and vulnerabilities that could arise.
•Ensure that Control Room is restricted and Control processes are maintained (such as logbooks, records, maps, files, data bases and archives).
•Enforcement of company security rules and regulation.
•Ensure that the correct Control Room communications equipment and software is installed, managed and maintained properly.
•Performing any other function as may be required by the appropriate authority.
•Advice on procurement of gadgets as may be needed in the terminal.
•Ensure that the management of information enhances APMT’s operations and is done in a way that is transparent, legal and acceptable to National Security institutions.
•Has a valid Driving Licence.
•Drive terminal trucks using safe driving techniques and safe parking procedures.
•Performs any security functions or duties as specified by the Manager.


•University Degree
•Requires at least three to five years of experience working in a similar role.
•Requires some previous experience that demonstrates an ability to lead others and give instructions.
•Must be skilled in operating and monitoring CCTV systems
•Must have a general understanding of preventative security measures for buildings and port facilities
•Requires an understanding of emergency response procedures and the ability to carry them out.
•Must be physically fit.
•Must have some knowledge in investigative procedures and report-writing.
•Requires the ability to communicate both in English & Pidgin English
•Requires ability to remain calm, but able to direct others, in times of emergency.