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Assistant Controller (UK)


To anticipate on the development of our organisation and further professionalisation of our UK Team, we are looking for a:

Assistant Controller (UK)

With 350 years of combined heritage, we are passionate about assisting ships safely. Our large fleet of 70 tugs provides tailored towage services in twelve European ports: Rotterdam, Antwerp, Ghent, Flushing, Terneuzen, Zeebrugge, Liverpool, London, Southampton, Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Wilhelmshaven. These ports are major junctions where ships from all over the world bring their cargo and passengers or come to pick up cargo for further transportation. Through operational efficiency and flexibility, we focus on our customers’ needs and understand their expectations.

We believe that towage is all about people. The success of our company depends on the people working for us. Their contribution, their added value to the organisation and their willingness to commit to our core values are all highly valued. Our culture, our conduct and our business approach are based on five core values passion, respect, collaboration, flexibility and professionalism.

Objective of position

The Assistant Controller UK executes, oversees and monitors assigned financial activities within Kotug Smit Towage UK and ensures timely and correct internal reporting.

Key tasks

In this role, you will monitor the bank, accounts payable and receivable, management of the general ledger and run the monthly closing process (P&L and Balance sheet), prepare and/or monitoring payment batches for areas and/or holding companies.

You will contribute to forecasting and budget process of areas and/or head office, preparing and submitting monthly financial reports (P&L, balance sheet, budget etc.) and ensuring timely delivery, analysis and clarification of financial data.

To ensure the availability and retrievability of financial data and information of the designated area in business applications.

The person in this role will advise on financial matters related to business proposals and operational changes. This also includes ensuring compliance with laws and legislation and internal guidelines & procedures.

You will prepare the financial audits and act as a contact person for auditors, tax compliance advisors (VAT and CIT).

What type of applicant are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s in financial accounting and Management
  • Minimum 3-5 years of working experience in Controlling and Business Finance in an international environment
  • Excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written
  • Proficient with Office applications and ERP systems
  • Passion for the maritime industry

Your talents:

  • Confident
  • Team player
  • Self-Starter
  • Highly flexible
  • Willingness to travel
  • Uses own initiative
  • Improve and find efficiencies with administration systems and procedures.

We offer:

  • A dynamic career within an international company
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and passionate colleagues
  • An interesting job environment in the port of Liverpool

Challenge yourself and us

Are you a result-driven and flexible Assistant Controller, who is looking for a new challenge? If you have a pro-active mentality and the ability of getting things done in an international, matrix organization, then we invite you to send your motivation letter and CV by filling out the online application on our website.

For more information about the vacancy, please contact Melanie Cain, Human Resource UK, at phone number +44 151 20 78 540.

***** Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated ****

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