APL Logistics

Finance Accounting Specialist Europe (m/w/d)

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30.07.2020 - 17:05


ROLE OVERVIEW: This is a unique opportunity to step into the logistics industry leader environment as Finance Accounting Specialist Europe . As a part of a team you will be contributing to the progression of APL Logistics across the countries: UK, Germany and Benelux.
You will be responsible for all accounting and reporting tasks aligned to secure high quality and effective accounting processes. This is also a great opportunity to work closely with stakeholders at all organizational levels.


Helping with/executing on:

  • Standardized, accurate and timely closing of books
  • Accurate visibility on direct reports, trends and improvements
  • Smooth alignment with our shared service center (GSSC) on effective accounting
  • Clean and clear balance sheet reconciliation
  • Adequate, clear and timely reporting on various financial numbers
  • Timely and proper response on regional and corporate ad-hoc requests
  • Teamwork with Accounting and Reporting that all activities are done



As part of the team under the supervision of the Accounting and Reporting Manager help to execute / manage the following (not exclusively) below:

  • Accounting:
    • Correct standardized setup of Costcenter structure
    • Standardized and accurate activity based costing
    • Secure Fixed Assets and IFRS16 accounting
    • Approval and booking of correct SGNA costs
    • Secure all accounting is done in line with the relevant POM´s
    • Follow up and improve alignment and tasks with GSSC/CMAR
  • Closing:
    • Secure closing is in line with Standard, and within time set
    • Correct cut off on costing periods and cost estimates set
    • Work together with TR and MEA tea
  • Balance sheet:
    • Secure timely and correct Balance sheet recon.
    • Understand and stand by all items, and minimize risk for APLL
    • Follow up and improve alignment and tasks with GSSC/CMAR
  • Reporting:
    • Create and deliver standardized reporting for EMEA Management
    • Secure corporate reports (structured and ad-hoc) within time and as per expected quality.
    • Continues improvement on new reports, reactive and proactive
  • Tax:
    • Perform VAT filing for countries involved within time and quality
    • Create quarterly bookings as per corporate guideline (POM)
    • Secure and execute yearly tax filings.
    • Find improvements and optimization as well as risk around VAT and income tax
    • Secure on timely payments of all tax related matters.
    • Align with corporate TAX as well as external partners.
  • General/Other:
    • Support on and secure good Ratings with Internal Audit
    • Prepare and execute with External Auditors on statutory accounts
    • Help on “Check and Balances” and other future projects
    • Help in creating the budget and potential future RFC
    • Alignment with HR around Salary and HR/admin activities
    • Work together with core finance team on various topics and input
    • Support Controlling and Working Capital if required reactively and proactively
  • Any ad-hoc task if required



  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or degree in related field plus relevant work experience
    (ex.: Ausbildung – Bilanzbuchhaltung)
  • Min. + 2 years of accounting work experience
  • MS Office skills – Good knowledge of Excel
  • Highly proficient in spoken and written English required plus German is a big plus
  • Competency in accounting software would be an advantage

Desired competencies:

  • Hands-on and can-do mentality
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Analytical mind
  • Independency
  • High sense of responsibility
  • Effective Team-Working skills


  • Professional training and development
  • Great compensation package (ProfiTicket, accident insurance & more)
  • Flexible working hours including remote option
  • Inclusive, familial culture & international environment
  • Location in the city center of Hamburg

At APL Logistics we’re all here for a single purpose – to deliver. In return, expect us to be equally committed to delivering for you, too. Opportunities to grow and progress. Are you looking for a job that challenges and promotes your career growth? Join us, and you’ll see how everything depends on our network of passionate colleagues, clients and partners.

To learn more about APL Logistics please visit https://careers.apllogistics.com/  and find us on social media.

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APL Logistics
Frau Małgorzata Królak
Altstädter Str. 6
20095 Hamburg

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