AVP, Assistant Controller Operations in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 9/6/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


This position will serve as an advisor to the SVP, Financial Controller, CFO and senior management on matters pertaining to the accounting operations of the enterprise. Overall responsibility is to ensure timely and accurate recording/processing of transactions in accordance with RCL policies within Shipboard Financial Ops, Operations Accounting, Revenue and Accounts Payable groups within the Accounting Department.  Develops processes with a keen focus on continuous improvement.  Exercises strong interpersonal communication skills with a customer service approach.

Collaboration with members of the Finance organization and various operating department leaders to execute on projects and problem solve (solution focused). 

  • Management of operational accounting processes, including receivables, payment processing, payroll, and accounts payable, including the respective information systems utilized in these processes, to ensure timely and accurate processing/reporting of transactions in accordance with RCL policies.
  • Establishment and execution of effective internal controls. As part of this process, he/she will work with internal audit and other members of the Accounting Department and other departments within RCL.
  • Development of Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) between the Accounting shared service organization and the various business units within RCL. Establishment and subsequent reporting of KPI’s in connection with these SLA’s.
  • Oversee accounting operations within our shared service center(s) as well as our offices outside of the United States.
  • Oversee payroll process for shipboard employees as well as shore side employees in China and Philippines.
  • Monitor and ensure timely identification of accounting issues and work with Technical Accounting Group and the relevant business groups to document and ensure proper accounting in accordance with GAAP.
  • Evaluate processes/controls in an effort to improve efficiency (through various techniques such as process streamlining and/or automation) and effectiveness on a continuous basis.
  • Work with internal and external auditors on quarterly/annual reviews/audits as well as Sarbanes Oxley internal control of financial reporting test work.
  • Key contributor with respect to the integration of Silversea financial systems and processes.
  • Oversee a staff (consisting of both salaried and hourly employees) located in Miami, and Miramar, Florida (of 125+) as well as foreign offices, shared service locations and ships.
  • Performs other duties as required. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to perform other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management.


Job Requirements

  • An undergraduate business degree in Accounting. Advanced educational degrees (i.e. MBA) will be considered a plus.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in active/good standing.
  • 10+ years of work experience with a track record of managerial responsibility in areas of accounting operations, preferably with a public company; attainment of the level of Senior Manager with a Big 4 public accounting firm considered a plus.
  • Experience managing large teams and in different geographic locations.
  • Excellent knowledge of US GAAP.
  • Experience with Sarbanes Oxley and Internal Controls over Financial Reporting.
  • Experience with international accounting standards and issues, including foreign currency accounting.
  • Experience with accounting systems and conversions of such.


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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