Assistant Accountant, Finance in Sydney at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 9/28/2020

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Job Description

Position Summary:

9 months full time fix-term contract position reporting to the ANZ Finance Manager. The Assistant Accountant’s primary focus will be to provide the necessary financial support and information to satisfy regulatory, statutory and internal reporting requirements for the Australian and New Zealand business. In addition, the role is responsible for credit and financial risk management, including AP, AR and liaising with the Miami and Guatemala shared services teams


Essential Duties and Responsibilities (not limited to):


Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable

  • Responsible for monitoring the shared accounts inbox and responding to queries
  • Management of direct guest, Siebel workflow and New Zealand refund payments
  • Act as a liaison between the AUS office and Miami shared services for all AP and AR related processes
  • Concur administration and troubleshooting – ensure correct cost allocation, assist with the entry of expense reports by staff into Concur and prepare monthly T&E reports by employee and Department



  • Liaise with HR and 3rd party payroll processor on the fortnightly payroll process to ensure timely and accurate pay runs
  • Prepare payroll reporting pack and Journal entries for approval
  • Process monthly superannuation contribution payments to Express Super clearing house and resolve any returned payments
  • Respond to payroll and tax related queries from employees and HR team
  • Collation of Employee Share Scheme data for ESS employee and Employer reporting to the ATO


Reporting and month end 

  • Assistance with the month-end cycle within clearly defined timelines, including accounting for key areas such as G&A items, Payroll accruals and provisions, prepayments and fixed assets
  • Perform balance sheet account reconciliations and investigate variances
  • Preparation and submission of month end checklist



  • Support the Financial Accountant in the preparation and lodgment of all Statutory requirements for Australia and New Zealand


Cash & Banking Management 

  • Action and resolve unreconciled transactions on the monthly bank reconciliation prepared by International Accounting and Finance in a timely manner



Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance
  • 2 years of accounting experience working in an Accounting department
  • Working towards registered CPA or Chartered Accountant


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Advanced Microsoft Office capability – Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook & Word
  • Strong systems knowledge and ability to pick things up quickly
  • Strong accounting and finance skills
  • Proven strong Stakeholder interactions: communication, negotiation & influencing
  • Hands-on yet able to interpret the big picture
  • Attention to detail and pride in delivering consistently accurate work
  • Ability to organise/prioritise work in and around deadlines, workloads and conflicting priorities
  • Bring a positive, enthusiastic and ‘can-do’ attitude to work
  • High level of communication, interpersonal, written and verbal skills
  • Ability to deal with non-accounting staff
  • Strong proactive personality who is able to work autonomously


Immediate start available for the right candidate or negotiable depending on notice period. 



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