Finance Manager, Nordics (12 Months Fixed Term Contract) in Oslo at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. International

Date Posted: 9/29/2020

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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:
The first purpose of this fixed term contract position is to execute the finance agenda as it relates to accounting, treasury and taxes in the Nordics. This includes ensuring that all internal and external reporting requirements are met, and that there is a well-managed financial risk management agenda.

It has also parts of commercial controlling execution for the Nordics Sales team. This position reports into the UK based EMEA Finance team and has one FTE senior accountant is reporting into it.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Financial Accounting

  • Responsible for the month end closing procedures and to ensure all accounts and the balance sheet is fully reconciled
  • Review and post all accounting transactions
  • Responsible for service to suppliers and managing accounts payable function
  • Supervise access to the purchasing orders system

Accounts Receivable

  • Responsible for implementing and adhering to strict credit control policy
  • Responsible for ensuring all Travel Agents operate within their credit term limits
  • Ensure there is regular reporting and appropriate action on aged debtors
  • Responsible for risk management across the markets

Tax & Legal Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all tax affairs relating to Nordic countries
  • Establish and maintain contracts for all required transactions
  • Responsible for VAT collection from the Tax Authorities
  • Prepare / supervise personnel income tax, VAT declarations, corporate income tax and all other taxes applicable to the organization
  • Prepare information required by management and applicable Tax and Regulatory entities
  • Manage a close relationship with the Miami tax team and UK RCL Cruises Ltd finance team

External Reporting

  • Responsible for the preparation of all external reporting requirements including tax and financial statements for relevant markets. Including any information required by the Authorities

Internal Controls & Audit Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring full compliance and that all internal audit requirements are maintained for Nordics including the quarterly control Self-Assessment (CSA)
  • Ensure all policies and procedures are kept (credit control maintained, suppliers opening and set up, journal entries, approval systems, etc.)

Business Analysis & Support

  • Review of revenue, commissions, and cost areas of the business to ensure revenue operations are efficient and costs optimized
  • Appraisal of capital requirements / projects including assessment of the return on net investment
  • Support where required with the monthly SG&A forecast
  • Support where required with the quarterly commission forecast and accrual


  • Work with the Sales Director to support any other reasonable requests made by the business
  • Drive improvements that will support operational efficiencies and working practices



Job Requirements

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • University Studies (Economics, Business Degree). Ideally with post graduate studies / Masters in Financial Accounting
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in a similar environment
  • Proficient in Nordics Accounting Regulations and Corporate Tax
  • Experience in financial accounting and reporting including a sound understanding of US GAAP
  • Proactive and challenging, with evidence of driving continuous improvement / best practice
  • Travel industry background helpful but not essential
  • Self-starter, deadline focused individual
  • High proficiency with relevant technology e.g. Excel, Word, JDE, Hyperion Planning, Essbase


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