Manager - Vessel Accounting

Date:  14 Feb 2024
Location:  Singapore
Company:  Fleet Ship Management Pte Ltd

Our 27-year journey rides on the passion of over 24,000 seafarers and 1,000 onshore professionals. Today, we are one of the largest independent third-party ship management companies managing over 600 diverse types of vessels.

Headquartered in Hong Kong SAR, China, we operate on a global scale having 27 offices in 12 countries. Our client base spans over 100 world-class ship owners, including Fortune 500 companies from China, Greece, India, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Turkey and the USA, among others.

In a shore career at FLEET, you will be working with a team of a highly passionate, self-driven and committed group of people. We aim to be a place where you can achieve your full potential, regardless of your background. We are looking for individuals who are ambitious about making a strong contribution to FLEET’s short and long-term sustainable growth – whether you are dealing directly with clients or working in a role supporting the business, such as technology, legal or communications.


Job Position Summary   

The Manager - Vessel Accounting role exists to manage (along with a dedicated team) - the financials and accounting matters of the vessels managed by the Group, co-ordinate and communicate with Ship Owners on such matters, monitoring the operating budgets of the vessels and providing accurate high-level analysis to stakeholders, adhering to business strategy, as well as professional and legal regulations.


Key Roles and Responsibilities
•    Manage the team(s) of vessel accountants to ensure vessel reports are submitted to the clients/ stakeholders within the agreed time frame
•    Liaise with Vessel Owners to ensure their accounting requirements are fulfilled
•    Responsible for the management of Accounts Receivable of the Vessels and ensure all receivables are properly monitored / reviewed on periodic basis
•    Collaborate with the vessel accountants to identify the different revenue streams and ensure timely recovering of the same from Ship Owners
•    Drive the derivation of periodical financial position for all accounts receivables and submit to relevant senior management
•    Accountable for providing decision support to relevant internal stakeholders through vessel's financial analysis.
•    Derive high level insights from analysis of historical financials and future projections to guide decision making process of relevant internal stakeholders, and align business decisions with financial implications
•    Collaborate with relevant internal stakeholders to examine and address causes of variance in budget or forecasts, and present findings to the Senior Manager Finance and Accounting Singapore
•    Develop capabilities of direct reports through formal or informal mentorship and implementation of development plans
•    Drive the identification and addressing of gaps in competencies through performance review of direct reports and collaboration with HR


Job Experience, Functional Knowledge and Qualifications
• Proven success as Accounts / Finance Manager or equivalent position of a global organisation
• In-depth knowledge and experience in the discipline of Accounting and Finance
• Master’s degree or professional accreditation in Accounting, Finance or relevant field. Certified Public Accountant with working experience of Financial ERP (Oracle Financial) is preferred)


INTERNAL: Senior management in FSMPL, Group Financial Controller and other heads of departments in the function

EXTERNAL: Customers (Ship Owners) of FSMPL. Other key external stakeholders such as regulatory bodies and authorities


Fleet Management Limited is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by local laws.