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Business Compliance Officer

Maersk Line


Ref: RP150-09

Job description / Role

The Business Compliance Officer ensures continuity in the running of the Agency company and that all Group Reporting requirements are complied with. You will also support Regional Tax Manager to resolve challenges relating to unexpected tax audits as well as support in the submission of local tax returns basis country-specific Tax Compliance Checklist.

- Ensure that the tasks in the attached Country-specific Compliance Checklist with owner as ‘Location’ are executed
- Ensuring effective stakeholder management with primary external stakeholders, managing unplanned visits or raids by Authorities and avoiding business disruption in the country till such time as Regional or Centre support is received
- Ensure that all Group requirements such as signing off the Annual Sustainability Reporting, conducting Fraud Vulnerability Assessments are complied with
- Maintain an efficient working relationship with all Internal Stakeholders
- Ensure that the tasks in the attached Country-specific Compliance Checklist with owner as ‘Location’ are executed
- Ensure that tax checks are executed in relation to tax filing as applicable.
- Execute in country tax tasks as applicable as set out in the Country-specific Tax Compliance Checklist
- Represent the company in meetings with the tax authority, supported as required by the Regional Tax Manager and/or Centre Tax.
- Legal and Corporate Secretarial
- Ensure that the tasks in the attached Country-specific Compliance Checklist with owner as ‘Location’ are executed
- Engage with local authorities as needed (E.g. agency licenses; reporting requirements; foreign exchange control; etc.);
- Ensure that local documentary requirements are satisfied (E.g board minutes, shareholders’ authorisation, etc.)
- Support Centre Legal in projects and in managing any legal risks
- Ensure to keep informed of new legislation or updates to existing legislation, assess the potential impact thereof on the Line and Agency and ensure compliance of the Line and Agency therewith
- Perform an annual internal review as per the Regional Board Meeting and report the findings therefrom to the Board of Directors


- A financial educational background as Master’s degree in Finance, Tax, Accounting or a Chartered Accountant qualification
- Prior proven experience (at least 3 years) in a similar function or in a consulting firm
- Can influence without authority
- Preferably experienced in working closely with offshore teams in service centres

About the Company

Maersk Line is the world’s largest container shipping company, known for reliable, flexible and eco-efficient services. We are part of the Maersk Group, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, and we operate 610 container vessels providing ocean transportation in all parts of the world.

Not only do we power some of the world’s largest ships – we also propel the growth ambitions of businesses and individuals all over our planet.

Every day our 7,000 seafarers and 25,000 land-based employees at 374 offices share their expertise with customers around the world to optimize their supply chains, maximize their distribution networks and most of all realize their business potential. We are devoted to creating simple and reliable solutions for our customers, continuously lifting industry standards and enabling global trade in the most sustainable manner possible.

What we do is more than shipping. We deliver promises. Promises from customers and businesses all over the world.

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