Senior Accountant I, Fixed Assets in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 9/10/2020

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    Miami, FL
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Job Description

Journey with us! Combine your career goals and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is pleased to offer a competitive compensation & benefits package, and excellent career development opportunities, each offering unique ways to explore the world. 

Position Summary: 
This position reports to the Fixed Assets Lead. Fixed Assets manages the accounting of a $22 billion asset base including vessels, hardware, software, leasehold improvements, buildings, land and over 300 open capital projects in progress. This position will have significant interaction with operational and financial personnel to review capital projects. This position will also require involvement in multiple process improvement projects in Fixed Assets.  In addition, the Fixed Asset Senior Accountant shall administer the quarterly Sarbanes-Oxley Certifications, and resolve ad-hoc requests.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Review capital acquisition request (CAR) memos (approx. 30-50 memos per month) as provided by Capital Planning and the business to provide detailed feedback on Capex Vs. Opex, reasonability of useful lives, write off calculation of replaced asset, etc. Review must be formally submitted on time for the bi-weekly Capital Committee meetings. Assist the brands with preliminary questions on their projects. 
  • Ensure compliance with US GAAP, company policies and Sarbanes Oxley controls in Fixed Assets area. Draft annual updates of Sarbanes Oxley process narratives. 
  • Prepare and explain monthly variance explanations (Actuals vs. Forecast, QoQ, YoY, etc).
  • Assist with deliverables to auditors as well as for 10Q and 10K filings. 
  • Run multiple General Ledger queries and monitor monthly results through detailed variance analysis.  
  • Prepare and Review Balance Sheet Reconciliations and Journal entries as provided by Junior Staff. Execute month end close procedures.
  • Review accounting for major Fixed Assets transactions including ship deliveries/newbuilds, ship acquisitions, revitalizations, disposals, etc. 
  • Advance process improvement projects such as automation of CAR Certification process, PP&E Rollforward automation, Lease Accounting, Capitalized Labor analysis, write off process improvement, Component Model update and process documentation.
  • Must have ability to work well under pressure, write executive level reports, administer meetings and problem solve with groups while dealing with variety of variables.  Must be able to work independently in some case and bring tasks to completion.
  • Must be able to interact with levels of employees ranging from administrative to executive level.

Job Requirements

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Master of Accounting preferred.
  • Active CPA License.
  • 5+ years of professional accounting experience.
  • 2+ years of Fixed Assets and lease accounting experience.
  • JD Edwards/Essbase/SmartView a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including technical and business writing.  Aptitude for problem solving and diplomacy.
  • Significant knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint.  MS Access a plus.
  • Ability to manipulate and report on complex data.
  • Proven record of executing successful process improvements.
  • Ability to handle changing priorities and deadlines. Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical skills. 
  • Must be able to communicate in English. 
  • Able and willing to deliver friendly, courteous, and prompt customer service.  Able and willing to work cooperatively with other team members.


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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