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Accounting Manager

My team and I manage the accounting of our ships’ operating expenses. Accuracy of our numbers and reporting is our key responsibility, and we tailor our reporting to address the specific needs of different functions in the Company.

But it’s not just about providing numbers. We track and analyse our operating costs in detail, reporting to and working with our Fleet Director and his technical, procurement and crewing managers to ensure precise budgetary control. Fleet safety and productivity is key, so we will not cut corners. However, managing our costs responsibly with the rigour that we do is even more important in challenging market conditions as we face now.

I am proud of my team’s hard work and productivity. I feel fulfilled working as a team with the agility

necessary to respond to requests for additional analysis with the aim of finding ways to better manage our costs. I also enjoy our contact with external stakeholders, such as our ships’ agents around the world to verify costs and settle expenses.

I have been doing this for 35 years and most satisfying of all is training and mentoring my staff ashore and teaching our ships’ captains about the on-board preparation of vessel accounts and reports. My team’s responsibilities impact the transparency and quality of our operating cost reporting right the way up to our shareholders while also equipping our technical operations with the data and insight to enhance our competitiveness.

KT So transferred to Pacific Basin in 2000 when we acquired the ship management activities of the Jardine Matheson group – a company that Mr So joined over 45 years ago!
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