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Cost Controller

Company: CMA CGM
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

CMA CGM Group, founded by Jacques R. Saad--, is a leading worldwide shipping & logistics group.
Now headed by Rodolphe Saad--, CMA CGM reinvents transport and logistics in order to offer an integrated maritime, port and land service that exceeds its customers' expectations.
Present in over 160 countries through 755 offices, 750 warehouses, equipped with a young and diverse fleet of 511 vessels, CMA CGM serves 420 of the world's 521 commercial ports and operates on more then 200 shipping lines. The group currently employs 110,000 people worldwide, including nearly 2,400 in Marseille, in its headquarters in Marseilles.
Position Summary:
Business expert in operational expenditures and local revenue tasked to monitor invoice reception and validation processes, and to guarantee the conformity of operational costs debited to the group. The Cost Controller works with other departments such as operations, sourcing, and GBS to ensure that all costs are properly accounted for and controlled. He/she develops projects to support automation of invoice control, improve the performance of GBS, and to detect risk to mitigate and reduce potential risk of overbilling or fraud.

This position will be responsible to:
Data Management


  • Develop, streamline, implement, and maintain data sources, data analytics systems including dashboards for use in analysis, reporting, and forecasting


    Budget and Forecasting


    • Use statistical techniques of data mining, predictive modeling, and scenario analysis to perform regression analysis establishing proper correlation and causation between key data sets


      Financial Variance Analysis


      • Perform budget vs actual and trend variance analysis to provide detailed and robust variance explanations
      • Regularly meet with key stakeholders to further confirm and validate analysis findings and gather information on actions taken by the responsible departments to correct and improve financial performance
      • Find, implement and follow initiatives or projects willing to optimize group margin
      • Perform Cost Control missions in the network to identify initiatives ("In the Field")



        Reporting


        • Compile financial and operational data into single source of truth providing detailed cost/revenue evolutions and explanations of variations and actions taken to improve financial performance


          P2P Support & Control


          • Collect stevedoring, port and depot contracts and update OTM
          • Maintain and optimize tools like VCR to minimize manual invoice booking and controls including accrual review of abnormal estimates
          • Monitor Agency and SSC performance and KPIs and perform P2P support missions in SSC to improve process and correct recurrent issues ("In the Field")


            • Miscellaneous related duties or projects as assigned.


              Skill Sets / Education & Experience Requirements:

              • Bachelor's Degree required
              • 2-4 years of experience in either audit, financial analysis, internal control or cost control required
              • Experience with SAP/COGNOS
              • Experience with reporting information to top management
              • Advanced working knowledge in data analytics, forecasting and presentation of information
              • Solid knowledge of accounting / finance principles
              • Basic knowledge in project management
              • Advanced skill with Microsoft Office products with emphasis on Excel, and Access
              • Ability to work under stress and tight deadlines with high level of accuracy
              • Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing with strong presentation skills
              • Advanced problem solving and analytical skills
              • Proven ability to work independently and in team environment
              • Accepts responsibility and accountability with focus on results
              • Ability to monitor and manage priorities and work on multiple tasks concurrently
              • Ability to develop processes and design process manuals
              • Ability to read and interpret contractual agreements
              • Ability to train other team members



                Skill Sets / Education & Experience Preferred:

                • Working knowledge of container shipping industry or supply chain preferred


                  CMA CGM Logistics is part of the successful CMA CGM Group, the world's 3rd largest container shipping company PI192002690

Keywords: CMA CGM, Norfolk , Cost Controller, Professions , Norfolk, Virginia

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