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ID:  517111

Arlington, VA, US

Director of Finance

APL, one of the world’s leading ocean carriers, offers more than 90 weekly services and call ports in over 50 countries worldwide. We provide container transportation through our international shipping network which combines high-quality intermodal operations with advanced technology, equipment and e-commerce. APL is part of the CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group founded in 1978 by Jacques R. Saade. CMA CGM has a global presence thanks to its numerous vessels calling various ports all over the world. CMA CGM has grown continuously, and has been constantly innovating to offer its clients new sea, land and logistics solutions. Headquartered in Marseilles, the Group has employees all over the world in hundreds of agencies. With over 160 years of experience, APL has the knowledge and the expertise to help our customers grow their businesses and negotiate in an increasingly complex and ever-changing global marketplace - whether that is venturing into new territories or growing in already developed markets.


This position oversees all aspects of the Finance Department under the direct management of APL Lines CFO.  The position ensures: all deadlines and deliverables are met for multiple reporting structures; performs ongoing risk assessment on processes and validates proper internal controls and segregation of duties are applied to all procedures and policies.



  • Manage local Finance team and partner with global shared service centers to meet all deliverables and deadlines; establish and monitor Finance department KPIs
  • Establish and maintain constructive and beneficial relationships with other departments within AML, the Group, and company’s partners to drive the organization’s financial performance, process improvement, and value to the Group; serve as business partner to the senior leadership team
  • Final responsibility for the Company's financial statements, including accuracy, completeness and compliance with established policies and Group guidelines
  • Monitor and analyze P&L fluctuations vs budget; regularly report variances to senior management; assist with cost control and cost avoidance initiatives in both DRC, crew travel and G&A related expense
  • Lead the annual budgeting process; coordinate requirements with Senior Leadership, APL Lines, and CMA Ships; ensure consolidation within Group deadlines.
  • Oversee accounts payable process; ensure supplier invoices are recorded accurately and timely and proper approvals in all systems are obtained prior to payment
  • Review bank reconciliations for accuracy; ensure head office BR deadlines are met
  • Monitor intercompany activity; ensure proper reporting and matching with other entities of the Group
  • Ensure proper accounting and reporting of tax related transactions and declarations
  • Serve as primary contact for internal and external audits
  • Establish or update procedures and processes to ensure adequate segregation of duties and internal controls; perform regular risk analysis on balance sheet accounts and ensure proper processes exist for review and audit of same



  • Bachelor's degree in accounting; MBA or other evidence of advanced knowledge of accounting and finance preferred; minimum of 10 years of management experience in a corporate accounting/finance environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; leading by example
  • Ability to work well under pressure independently; perform and manage multiple tasks simultaneously; meet deadlines
  • Solid analytical, decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Suite Products (MS Word, EXCEL, etc.).
  • Teamwork - show a commitment to teamwork and collaboration.
  • Respect - extending dignity and respect to all people
  • Integrity - fostering trust and a positive work environment
  • Innovation - bringing creativity to the workplace

APL is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

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