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ID:  538592

Norfolk Va, US

Trade Accounting Specialist - Account Receivables

Led by Rodolphe Saadé, the CMA CGM Group, a global leader in shipping and logistics, serves more than 420 ports around the world on five continents. With its subsidiary CEVA Logistics, a world leader in logistics, and its air freight division CMA CGM AIR CARGO, the CMA CGM Group is continually innovating to offer its customers a complete and increasingly efficient range of new shipping, land, air and logistics solutions.

Committed to the energy transition in shipping, and a pioneer in the use of alternative fuels, the CMA CGM Group has set a target to become Net Zero Carbon by 2050.
Through the CMA CGM Foundation, the Group acts in humanitarian crises that require an emergency response by mobilizing the Group’s shipping and logistics expertise to bring humanitarian supplies around the world.

Present in 160 countries through its network of more than 400 offices and 750 warehouses, the Group employs more than 155,000 people worldwide, including 4,000 in Marseilles where its head office is located.


Position Summary:


The Trade Accounting Specialist – Account Receivables is tasked to perform financial analysis and revision of the accounting records resulting from the cash application processes. Position is responsible for advising GBS and other departments on reconciliations, adjustments, manual invoicing, and refunds processes. The Trade Accounting Specialist works with AR analysts and other departments to develops projects to improve processes and support automation. His /her findings proposals and improvements will support resolution for internal and external customers queries related with process on scope and provides support to AR Manager and all other projects as assigned. 


Essential Duties / Responsibilities:


  • Perform financial analysis and revision of the accounting records resulting from the cash application processes. Conduct analysis of GL accounts related with the O2C (order to Cash) accounting.
  • Research deviations, recommend corrective measures, and document work performed. Advise GBS and other departments on reconciliations, adjustments, manual invoicing, and refunds processes.
  • Conduct analytical assessment of data and transactions, revision of processes, SOPs, instructions, etc. to identify loopholes and risks. Implement revision plans to verify adherence to internal processes, perform inquiries and testing as needed to identify and resolve vulnerabilities leading to recommendations to enhance current set up. 
  • Support training and monitor performance of cash Applications process. Create statistics and reports to track execution, assist AR manager in the implementation of action to meet targets and KPIs established.
  • Engage in a team mindset of high performance, participate in permanent improvement actions and support a team culture of innovation.
  • Miscellaneous related duties or projects as assigned


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:


  • Must have expertise and comprehension of basic accounting principles (i.e., journal entries, debits, credits, etc.) and accounting functions.
  • Understanding of maritime activities
  • Advanced skill with Microsoft Office products - Excel
  • Must have excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent record-keeping skills
  • Ability to apply critical thinking to complex situations.
  • Advanced problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability with focus on results.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage priorities.


Education and Experience Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) in accounting, business, logistics, or similar fields from a four-year college or university. Optional waiver extensive specific experience in related functions
  • Experience in AR roles: accounting, collections, analysis, audit
  • No industry experience required. 2+ years of general experience required.


Come along on CMA CGM’s adventure! CMA CGM (America) LLC is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected classification.



















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