Job Openings Controller

About the job Controller

Job Description

Responsible for overseeing accounting operations, managing accounting records, evaluating and managing risks, ensuring compliance with regulations, designing and monitoring internal controls, analyzing financial data, monitoring expenditures, coordinating auditing processes, streamlining accounting functions and operations, and ensuring the accuracy of financial information.

Job Responsibilities:

Accounting Operations - Plans, leads, and manages the accounting functions covering Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets and Inventory and General Ledger, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and established policies and procedures to contribute to the Organizations profitability and growth.

Closing and Reporting - Directs month-end closing activities and financial reporting processes to provide timely, reliable, and accurate financial information and analyses.

Financial Process and Controls

  • Develop processes and sound internal controls to minimize risk and protect assets, ensure accuracy of records, promote operational efficiency, and encourage adherence to policies, laws and regulations.
  • Facilitate internal/external audits and timely remediation of audit findings
  • Lead accounting systems implementation and enhancement.

Annual Operating Plan and Cost Management

  • Prepares department budget, monitors and ensures operational expenses are within approved budget.
  • Evaluates and implements cost-savings opportunities while maintaining the quality and level of service.
  • Leads Finance team in identifying and implementing continuous improvement initiatives to reduce waste, improve quality, increase productivity, and maximize resources.

Organization and People Development

  • Coaches, mentors, and identifies training and developmental needs and job competencies of line personnel to build a well-informed, well-trained, empowered workforce, and stable organization
  • Develops job descriptions and performance measures of subordinates and communicates the same to subordinates. Comply with Performance Appraisal policy
  • Conducts periodic staff meeting to update plans and initiatives
  • Engages the workforce in establishing harmonious relationships and follows the proper implementation of Company Rules & Regulations including discipline, work attendance, etc.
  • Provides feedback, motivation, recognition, and support to the team to enhance engagement

Health, Safety, Environment, and Security

  • Incorporates health, safety, security, and environmental compliance in the planning and implementation of Finance operations and initiatives.
  • Other job-related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.


  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant
  • Masters in Business Administration is an advantage but not required.
  • At least 15 years of experience in various Finance functions, and at least 5 years of which in a managerial capacity. Experience in shipping industry/logistics business is an advantage.
  • With strong background and experience in accounting operations and financial reporting.
  • Excellent management and supervisory skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Experienced in using an accounting system, advantage knowledgeable with Netsuite
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office or similar software
  • Amenable to work onsite