Head of Ship Accounting

Job Overview:

Are you enthusiastic about setting the direction for ship accounting in an international marine environment? Are you an experienced and performance-oriented leader with proven business insight? 

Navigator Gas is on a continuous development journey and now operate 56 highly specialized gas carriers, with plans for further growth. To help us continue executing our overall strategy, we are in search of a candidate to head our ship accounting function.

You will play a key role in ensuring payment systems run efficiently, producing accurate data to enable better decision-making, support, and budgeting. We use Sertica for our ship management accounting.

You will work directly with a team of dedicated employees located in Copenhagen and Manila, as well as support from corporate finance teams in London. 


Key responsibilities include:

  • Primary owner of ship management and individual vessel accounts, including all bookkeeping, budgets and control functions.
  • Manage and develop your team in Copenhagen and Manila, increasing the collaboration with the rest of the organisation.
  • Management of ship accounting processes and controls in compliance with SOX and external audits.
  • Play a critical role in supporting senior management decisions for Navigator Gas through active collaboration and meaningful reporting.


Your profile:

  • Relevant accounting education.
  • Strong accounting and controlling toolbox.
  • At least 5 years’ experience at people management level.
  • SOX or audit experience.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft tools.
  • Expertise within Danish accounting, VAT, and tax rules.
  • Curious, project and development oriented looking for opportunities to further develop processes and challenge the status quo.
  • Strong people leader, people oriented.

English is our corporate language, and we expect you to have excellent English speaking and writing skills. 


About Us:

Navigator Gas is a New York Stock Exchange-listed shipping company owning and operating the world’s largest fleet of handysize liquefied gas carriers. With our 56 ocean-going vessels, we provide international seaborne transportation and regional distribution of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), petrochemical gases and ammonia for energy companies, industrial users and commodity traders.

With safety, reliability and efficiency at the forefront of our minds, Navigator Gas is connecting the world today whilst creating a sustainable tomorrow.

Navigator Holdings Ltd. is the owner and operator of the world’s largest fleet of handysize liquefied gas carriers and a global leader in the seaborne transportation services of petrochemical gases, such as ethylene and ethane, liquefied petroleum gas (“LPG”) and ammonia and owns a 50% share, through a joint venture, in an ethylene export marine terminal at Morgan’s Point, Texas on the Houston Ship Channel, USA. Navigator’s fleet now consists of 56 semi- or fully-refrigerated liquefied gas carriers, 21 of which are ethylene and ethane capable. The Company plays a vital role in the liquefied gas supply chain for energy companies, industrial consumers and commodity traders, with its sophisticated vessels providing an efficient and reliable ‘floating pipeline’ between the parties, connecting the world today, creating a sustainable tomorrow.


History and Financial Growth:

Navigator Holdings Ltd. was formed in 1997 for the purpose of building and operating a fleet of five liquefied gas carriers. The Company has grown dramatically over the past ten years and now owns a fleet of 56 vessels and is the dominant global leading in its chosen shipping segment.

The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “NVGS.” The Company currently has a market capitalization of approx. $720 million.

Navigator Gas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, colour, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship or any other legally protected status.


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Location: Smakkedalen, 4, 2820, Gentofte, Denmark
Department: Finance
Position type: Full-time position
Contact person:
Nelson Figallo Talent Acquisition Manager