Cost Accounting Officer (m/f)

Job description

Have you ever wondered how much it costs to get a shipment of smartphones from Hong Kong to your local store?

If you have a passion about Finance & Logistics and you are a methodical, detail-oriented individual who likes working in an international team, the role of Cost Accounting Officer might just be the right opportunity for you!

At our main office in Contern, Luxembourg, we are looking for motivated new colleagues, interested in utilizing their affinity towards numbers and analytical skills to quickly become an expert in their field of responsibility.

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Take ownership in communication with internal and external customers and act as a single point of contact for all finance related topics
  • Resolve billing queries by using your knowledge as a subject matter expert to dive into financial results and provide root cause analysis
  • Evaluate actual expenses and clarify deviations with relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure proper month end closure of customer accounts
  • Ensure correct cost allocation as per customer requirementsEnsure accurate billing throughout the entire global billing cycle
  • Monitor cash flow  by  securing in-time payments
  • Prepare financial reports on logistics key indicators (e.g. turnover, volumes, freight expenses and savings) relevant for the business to provide data transparency and support the decision making process
  • Financial risk assessment  (e.g. currency fluctuations) on different business and financial results

Your skills and experience

  • Affinity  in the field of accounting and/or logistics - Both is seen as an advantage
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) - Any additional language is a plus
  • Affinity to systems, numbers and have an analytical mindset - Oracle system knowledge is a distinct advantage
  • Proficiency in MS Office (with focus on MS Excel) - Knowledge of VBA and/or SQL is a plus
  • Customer-centric mindset and team spirit
  • Reliability and autonomy

Good reasons to join

We offer a challenging role within the international environment, with a lot of opportunities to grow, attractive salary and relocation support.

Located at the very heart of Europe, and as such the ideal starting place to travel in Europe, Luxembourg is the only Grand Duchy left in the world.  The country is known by its diversity, amazing nature and beautiful castles. Internationality is for sure one of the most interesting facts about Luxembourg – if you work here, you will come into contact with many different cultures, which is always beneficial for your international career development. 47 % of the population are foreigners and come from 175 countries.

Kuehne + Nagel in Luxembourg was founded in 1970 and currently has around 700 employees with over 30 different nationalities. Our head office is located in Contern, an industrial zone in the south-eastern part of Luxembourg (appr. 15min by car from Luxembourg/Luxemburg City Center). You can easily reach our offices by car via the highways from Germany (direction Trier/Saarbrücken), France or Belgium as well as by bus or by train from Luxembourg City and Trier.


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With over 76,000 employees at some 1,200 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on high value-added segments such as IT-based integrated logistics solutions.

Note: Condition for the conclusion of an employment agreement in the above-mentioned role is the provision of an up-to-date (not older than 3 months) certificate of good conduct as per legislation of 23 July 2016.