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Senior Accountant I, Internal Financial Reporting in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 4/16/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Summary:

This person will assist in the consolidation of RCL's monthly operational results.  This person is partly responsible for the development of and compliance with accounting policies and principals as well as departmental procedures. This position may require interaction with Treasury, Tax and Corporate Planning.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and reviews monthly and quarterly Management Reporting Book to senior management. The reports contained in this book provide the consolidated operational results (actual vs. plan) of the organization by brand as well as Key Statistics and Vessel Results.
  • Assists in the preparation of Balance Sheet consolidated results.  Ensures that schedules by Balance Sheet category are complete and all Balance Sheet accounts are codified properly in JDE.
  • Assists management in the analysis and identification of significant Year over Year or Quarter over Quarter flux drivers relating to Balance Sheet accounts.  May assist management in the preparation of quarterly memorandum to the accounting groups requesting explanations on these variances.
  • Prepares monthly journal entries (i.e., cash wires, accruals, inter-company interest).
  • Reconciles and/or reviews certain balance sheet accounts, including short investments, ST / LT receivable and prepaid accounts. Ensures timely resolution on outstanding items.
  • Applies accounting concepts and policies in the preparation and review of financial transactions which may include but are not limited to foreign subsidiary consolidation, high volume complex accruals and prepaid expenses across a large number of accounts and monthly reclasses.
  • May assist management in the analysis and review of Actual vs. Forecast explanations submitted by the operating groups. 
  • May assist management in generating financial schedules, Sarbanes Oxley documentation, and other items for external and internal auditors as needed.
  • Collaborates with Corporate Planning to ensure that the monthly financial results are in sync between the General Ledger and Hyperion (Essbase).


Job Requirements


  • Requires a four-year Accounting degree from an accredited university.
  • Requires two to four years experience in Accounting. 
  • CPA and/or public accounting experience preferred.
  • Must have knowledge of, and be able to apply, U.S. Generally Accepted
  • Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Requires strong analytical skills.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must work effectively with all levels of management.
  • Must be literate in Windows operating system, Excel, Word and Power Point. 
  • Must have knowledge of financial control systems. JD Edwards experience preferred.

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