APL VP & CFO (Maritime) in Rockville, Maryland

Part of the CMA CGM Group, APL is one of the world’s leading ocean carriers, providing world-class container shipping and terminal services, as well as intermodal operations supported by leading-edge IT and ecommerce.

APL offers transcontinental cargo shipping across Asia, North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Australia through more than 90 weekly services, calling ports in over 50 countries worldwide.


This role is to define and manage the scope and delivery of Financial Services to the management team of APL Maritime and to affiliated companies. It manages and reports on the financial performance of the APL / CMA-CGM US flag operations. This role manages the company’s accounting staff and it leverages their competencies and expertise of to support the various financial and accounting functions. It reports directly to the CEO.


Timely and accurately close the accounting books of control entities in line with relevant GAAP, report and analyze of company profitability

Act as the fiduciary leader for that company

Participate in the formulation of strategies and tactics to improve budget performance and implement required solutions

Ensure internal controls are adequately implemented and enforce compliance therewith

Ensure audit findings are addressed (non-recurrence of item)

Support company planning and budgeting in accordance with Group practices and policies


MBA or equivalent and/or CPA

Minimum of 10 years of supervisory experience in a corporate or public accounting environment

Must have the following skills: Emotional discipline/ intelligence, Time management, Stress management/ ability to work for ‘C level’ executives, Presidents, Ability to adjust style to suit the audience/environment

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