Seaspan Corporation (NYSE : SSW) is the world’s largest financial lessor in the containership leasing space with an $8bn+ balance sheet.
Seaspan provides many of the world’s major shipping lines with alternatives to vessel ownership by offering long-term leases on large, modern containerships combined with industry leading ship management services.
Seaspan’s fleet has evolved over time to meet the varying needs of their customer base. We own vessels in a wide range of sizes, from 2,500 TEU ships to the recently delivered 14,000 TEU vessels.
Seaspan oversees and manages every aspect of the process from ship to shore. A conservative, strategic approach allows for measured and consistent growth, while a strong set of values govern the integrity of their everyday decisions.
As the largest independent charter owner and manager of containerships, we are truly a global operation and employ more than 4000 people at their offices in Hong Kong, Canada, India, China and Korea, as well as on board their large fleet of vessels.
As a member of the Financial Reporting Team, the Financial Reporting Analyst works closely with the Corporate Reporting Manager and Financial Services Team to prepare consolidated financial statements for public company reporting and lead the Financial Reporting Team.
Prepares monthly consolidation working papers and monthly reports to the Board of Directors and Executive Management
Reviews certain monthly working papers prepared by Intermediate and Senior Accountants
Prepares / reviews audit working papers and fields queries from external and internal auditors
Reviews journal entries and prepares analysis related to all major financial statement captions. Reviews less complex analysis to ensure accuracy of financial reporting
Review and manage annual and quarterly financial statements for non-public stand-alone entities
Assists in resolving complex accounting reconciliations
Assists with review, analysis, and documentation of accounting policies and procedures
Assists with preparation and review of public company filings including consolidated financial statements, MD&A, 20-F and earnings releases.
Reviews supporting schedules for certain note disclosures
Assists with process redevelopment and enhancement of internal controls
Assists with preparation of annual budget and quarterly forecasts
Provides training to new / junior staff as needed
Performs other duties as required
Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Accounting, Management, or equivalent from a recognized institution
Certified in a recognized professional accounting membership (eg. CPA)
Minimum 5-years of accounting experience in audit and / or industry including exposure to financial statement preparation and disclosure
Experience with foreign currency transactions and intercompany transactions
Strong knowledge of complex account reconciliations including resolution of reconciling items
Understands and has applied internal controls and process redevelopment
Very good working knowledge of MS Office applications specifically Excel and Word
Strong communication skills to lead and coach less experienced staff members
Ability to work under pressure with strict deadlines
Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
Strong attention to detail
Strong analytical skills
Additional Desired Qualifications
Experience with a public company and SEC requirements
Some experience with multiple office organization
Familiar with financial systems software (e.g. NetSuite)
Job Demands and / or Physical Requirements
Periodic overtime to meet deadlines or accommodate time zone differences