Freight and Trade Accounting Controller

125,000 CHF base salary
Posted 2 months ago
Job ID: 7308

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Freight and Trade Accounting Controller for our client, a leader in the international commodities industry.

This role blends the intricate responsibilities of freight controllership with the critical functions of trade accounting.

In this dual-faceted position, you'll not only navigate the complexities of freight operations, but also delve into the essential aspects of trade accounting, playing a significant role in enhancing the efficiency and growth of the department.

Additionally, the role offers a pathway for professional evolution, given its strategic importance and close interaction with leadership.

The core responsibilities of the Freight and Trade Accounting Controller:
  • FFA and Charter Management: Manage and oversee FFA activities, time charters, and voyage charters, ensuring precise execution and administration
  • Trade Accounting: In addition to freight tasks, handle critical trade accounting responsibilities, aligning freight operations with financial records and reporting
  • Laytime Calculation: Conduct accurate laytime calculations, optimizing timelines for efficiency and correctness
  • Freight Operation Oversight: Provide comprehensive accounting oversight for all freight operations, ensuring transparency and financial accuracy
  • System Management: Utilize advanced freight and trade accounting management systems for all-encompassing operational control
  • Cross-functional Coordination: Work collaboratively across various departments to enhance and streamline both freight and trade accounting operations
Required skills & experience:
  • Industry Expertise: A deep understanding of FFA, time charters, voyage charters, and trade accounting principles
  • Analytical Precision: Demonstrated ability in performing accurate laytime calculations and trade accounting tasks
  • Financial Acumen: A robust accounting background, ideally within the freight, commodities, or a closely related sector
  • Software Proficiency: Familiarity with state-of-the-art freight management and trade accounting software; advanced knowledge of systems including coding abilities would be a benefit
  • Communication & Organization: Exceptional communication and organizational skills, crucial for managing complex operations
  • Efficiency and Multitasking: The ability to work effectively under pressure, manage tight deadlines and juggle multiple tasks simultaneously
EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.