Lead, International Accounting in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 6/23/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Miami, FL
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Position Summary:

The International Accounting Lead will have responsibility for providing oversight and direction to a staff accountant responsible for ensuring the correct application of accounting practices and internal controls over non-U.S. entities. The International Accounting Lead will also be responsible for the application of intercompany policy guidelines, monitoring of intercompany account balances, and reporting of key performance indicators associated with the monthly close process for intercompany transactions on a global basis.  This position will be a key resource in the ongoing development of the Company's non-U.S. entities accounting processes, policies, and procedures.   As such, the International Accounting Lead will need to develop strong inter-departmental relationships with tax, treasury and other accounting and finance groups locally and in foreign offices.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the department and individual goals and objectives are met and aligned with the Company's / Accounting department's policies, procedures and goals.
  • Record and/or review and post journal entries as required.
  • Liaise with tax, treasury and other accounting groups to establish proper accounting functions and controls related to non-U.S. entities.
  • Handle and resolve any accounting and internal control issues timely and effectively with foreign accountants.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure that existing processes, or proposed changes, are well controlled, operating efficiently and effectively while identifying improvements, if any.
  • Reconcile and provide explanations to any differences between US GAAP books (JDE) to local book by legal entity.
  • Review audited financial statements for non-U.S. entities in preparation for Board approvals.
  • Working with external and internal auditors on financial statement, Sarbanes-Oxley and other audit and review projects.
  • Ensuring monthly balance sheet reconciliations are properly and timely performed.
  • Participating in system design, implementation and testing for all new/updated financial systems, process automation and enhancements.
  • Ensure intercompany accounts eliminate in consolidation.
  • Ensure intercompany accounts are properly subjected to monetary revaluation.
  • Issue intercompany invoices based on local country requirements.
  • Perform monthly reconciliation of the intercompany accounts.
  • Work with Treasury / Tax to settle intercompany balances (cash settlement, equity / dividend distribution).
  • Maintain a depository of all the related party agreements.
  • Work with Legal/ Tax on reviewing any intercompany amendments (i.e., revision to transfer pricing study).
  • Go-to person when tax requires support from an audit perspective.
  • Establish and maintain systems of internal control to ensure compliance with Company Sarbanes-Oxley and departmental standards.
  • Leading or participating in special projects as assigned.
  • Travel to foreign offices as needed (10%-15%).


Job Requirements


  • Requires a four-year Accounting and/or Finance degree from an accredited university.
  • Requires five or more years' experience in Accounting and/or Finance.  CPA preferred.
  • Must have knowledge of, and be able to apply, U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Management, leadership, human resource and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be capable of supervising / managing other professionals.
  • Previous direct supervisory experience required.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports, technical journals, and legal and other general business documents.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Thorough knowledge of systems, JDE financial systems helpful.
  • Strong computer, communication and presentation skills.
  • Must be literate in Windows operating system, Excel, Access, Word and Power Point

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