Auditor in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 1/11/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Summary:

Responsible for performing Shipboard and/or Shoreside financial, compliance and operational audits, internal control over financial reporting (ICFR or SOX–404) audits and other departmental projects/tasks, as required.

This position will have interaction with all management levels, including Officers, from financial and operational departments across the organization

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in ensuring the Company remains in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements which include: documenting Company processes, identifying internal controls, developing audit programs to test key controls, testing of those key controls, and identifying areas in need of remediation.
  • Assisting with the Continuous Auditing / Monitoring program including data collection, analysis, and cycle reviews.
  • Compliance audits of shipboard operations to assess compliance with Company policies and procedures and make recommendations related to efficiency and internal control improvements.
  • Prepares reports of findings and recommendations for senior management.
  • Maintains the highest standards, both ethical and professional.  This requires knowledge of authoritative and regulatory pronouncements on accounting and auditing.


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University in Accounting or Finance is required. Master’s of Accounting, MBA or advanced degrees will be considered a plus.
  • Minimum of two years of overall relevant experience including relevant internal controls audit and testing, operations risk management, internal audit, or public accounting (Big 4 public accounting firm preferred).
  • Working knowledge of U.S. GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley technical literature (PCAOB, SEC Guidance, etc), internal control concepts, principles and techniques, including COSO, COBIT, etc. IFRS awareness considered a plus.
  • Experience with global/international operations/organization will be considered a plus.
  • Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time, (including trips abroad).
  • Professional Certifications considered a plus (CPA, CIA a plus) 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • LANGUAGE SKILLS - Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write reports for distribution to senior management that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to senior management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • REASONING ABILITY - Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • OTHER SKILL AND DISCIPLINES  Proficiency in applying internal auditing standards, procedures and techniques.  Proficiency in accounting principles and techniques.  Proficiency means the ability to apply knowledge to situations likely to be encountered and to deal with them without extensive recourse to technical research and assistance.
  • An understanding of management principles is required to recognize and evaluate the materiality and significance of deviations from good business practice.  An understanding means the ability to apply broad knowledge to situations likely to be encountered to recognize significant deviations, and to be able to carry out the research necessary to arrive at reasonable solutions
  • Must possess an appreciation for the fundamentals of such subjects as accounting, economics, commercial law, taxation, finance, quantitative methods, and information technology.  An appreciation means the ability to recognize the existence of problems or potential problems and to determine the further research needed or the assistance required.


It is the policy of the Company to ensure equal employment and promotion opportunity to qualified candidates without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sexuality, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. RCL and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.

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