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APM Terminals is recruiting to fill the position of: Chief Financial Officer. The position is located in Lagos State. Interested candidates should possess a Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting of Business Economics with 10 – 15 years work experience.


APM Terminals is the global terminal operating arm of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group. APM Terminals operates a Global Terminal Network of 76 operating port and terminal facilities and 117 Inland Services operations in 59 countries around the globe.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Chief Financial Officer

Location: Lagos

In this position, the incumbent will have an opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Experience in Strategy development and implementation with high ambitions.
  • Leadership skills in leading a department of professionals.
  • Experience in managing and transforming multiple locations and standalone businesses into a best in clash business.
  • Experience in managing in a very volatile and challenging environment with high pressure, inflation and forex challenges


  • Leads the finance function for the APMT Nigeria through accountability of accounting, control & risk, planning and performance management and corporate governance.
  • Establishes strategic planning and initiatives that support the development of the business.
  • Finance business partner to the country management teamWorks with the APMT Finance organization to deliver superior outcomes on reporting, tax, treasury and compliance.
  • Drives performance management to get to the best possible financial returns with a healthy balance between and short and long term views.

Key Responsibilities
Enable the business to maximize value from resources whilst ensuring compliance.

Ensure efficient Accounting processes:

  • Responsible that business events with a monetary impact are correctly and timely recorded & reported in the relevant systems
  • Requisition to Pay process
  • Order to Cash process
  • Accounting to Reporting process

Drive Planning & Performance:

  • Responsible for supporting the business/functions by providing data-based insights including external benchmarks to enable strategic and operational decision making
  • Drive Financial Planning & Analyses
  • Drive Investment analysis
  • Drive Business Strategy

Ensure Control and Risk framework:

  • Responsible for ensuring the financial information is reliable, accurate and compliant with all legal requirements
  • Responsible for a robust, risk-based internal control framework, enterprise risk management and fraud preventions
  • Responsible for tax accounting, tax planning and tax compliance
  • Responsible for management of monetary assets/liabilities and capital structure
  • Responsible for globally aligned claims & insurance processes

Finance business partnering for the country and entity management teams:

  • Based on APMT’s and the company vision, drive the entity business strategies and the finance functional strategy, and the implementation of same
  • Lead on functional initiatives (e.g. Blueprinting, offshoring, system changes)
  • Ensure uplifting of finance capabilities and processes, ensure effective and efficient finance function
  • Responsible for business intelligence and analytics to support decision making
  • Marked contribution in the Management Team of APMT Nigeria and the ownership of the financial results of the entities
  • Complexity of environment depending on structure, business, geography and maturity of the markets.
  • Stakeholder management with functional finance in HQ, the region, JV partners, board members and other external stakeholders.
  • Inspire, manage, motivate and coach employees and foster interdepartmental communication and collaboration. Develop the finance talent pipeline

We Are Looking For

  • Master degree in Finance, Accounting of Business Economics. Preferably Auditor / Accountant / Controller (ACCA, RA, CPA or likewise)
  • 10-15 years of experience with Financial Business Partnering, or Controlling on Business unit or Group level.
  • Business acumen and the ability to create profitable business.
  • Expert knowledge of setting of budgets, reporting, inventory control systems and accounting.
  • Understanding of the container shipping industry and an ability to relate with shipping company and other associated industry managers.
  • Strategic mindset and ability to drive strategic initiatives.
  • Ability to provide leadership, present insights, advise, influence and solve problems. Uses sound judgment and makes decisions based on accurate and timely analysis.
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Ability to build relevant networks in the local market
  • Able to communicate and manage well across all levels in a matrix organization
  • Able to deal with ambiguity and relish environments that is constantly changing
  • People leadership and experience in grooming talent
  • Role model Collaboration, Customer orientation, Agility, People orientation.
  • Resilient individual with experience working in challenging locations

Application Closing Date
8th March, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Best of luck!

Bernard Bassey is a graduate of Software Engineering from AfriHUB University, Abuja. He is an expert in field journalism, his interest in socio-politics activities is keen.

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