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Senior Accountant II, External Financial Reporting in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 3/5/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Summary:

Responsible for assisting the Manager of External Financial Reporting with a combination of duties including the review of our quarterly press releases and other documents filed with the SEC and/or other regulatory agencies.  This position will perform a combination of the following duties including preparing our quarterly and annual SEC financial statement filings (i.e. 10-Qs, 10-K), the development/drafting of materials for disclosure committee and full working group meetings, and financial information for external/internal auditors, among others.  This position will also be responsible for the review of the company's benefit plan and foreign subsidiaries statutory financial statements and the proper execution of certain key SOX controls.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for preparing our quarterly and annual financial statements (e.g. statements of cash flows) and 1934 Act forms (10-Qs and 10-K) for filing with the SEC. This includes conducting a technical review of the documents, preparation of all supporting documentation and coordinating the Edgar and XBRL process.
  • Assist the Manager of External Financial Reporting during the review including agreeing amounts to supporting documentation for our quarterly press releases, annual report to shareholders, proxy statements, debt prospectus statements, and other documents filed with the SEC and/or other regulatory agencies.
  • Responsible for preparing materials for full working group and disclosure committee meetings. This includes but it is not limited to the preparation of timelines, request lists and disclosure controls.
  • Responsible for the preparation of quarterly variance analytics.
  • Responsible for the preparation/coordination of financial information for external and internal auditors and other internal customers.
  • Ensure proper execution of SOX key controls, coordinate most disclosure controls and procedures at it relates to external financial reporting and any other area of responsibility. 
  • Responsible for the review of the company¿s benefit plan and foreign subsidiaries¿ statutory financial statements for special projects and any ad hoc requests from senior management.
  • Responsible for special projects and any ad hoc requests from senior management.


Job Requirements


  • An undergraduate business degree in Accounting. Advanced educational degrees (i.e. MBA, master's degree) will be considered a plus.
  • Minimum of three years related work experience required including at least two years of public and SEC accounting experience with a Big 4/National public accounting firm.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in active and good standing or in process and eligible to take the CPA examination.
  • Must be able to interact effectively with varying levels of management.
  • Strong analytic and communication skills (both written and verbal) with experience in presenting ideas/concepts to all levels of management
  • Experience in performing technical accounting research and presenting findings to management.
  • Experience in working with public accounting firms to resolve technical accounting issues
  • Ability to manage deadline requirements and multi-task projects.

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