Staff Accountant II, Operations Accounting in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 1/15/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Summary:

This is a staff level position having controllership-like accountability over all shipboard revenues and expenses for assigned ships or requiring a specialized skill set for specific multi-million dollar revenue and/ or expense categories of the Royal Caribbean Brands. This person is responsible for adhering to  Sarbanes Oxley controls, accounting policies and principles as well as departmental procedures as determined by Management. This position requires interaction with shipboard personnel, Operating and Financial groups, Information Technology, Purchasing, Treasury, external vendors and/or Revenue Partners.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Records voyage activity for assigned ship(s) in a timely manner.
  • Reviews and records on-board revenues and hotel or vessel expenses through the use of reports generated from point of sale and property management systems, back office systems, purser's journals, JD Edwards purchasing system and vessel voyage reports.
  • Prepares monthly accruals of revenues and expenses. 
  • Reviews concessionaire settlement reports for accuracy.
  • Resolves any outstanding issues independently with ships and/or operating departments. 
  • Prepares assigned ship specific and/or fleet wide month-end balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Assists in the review of financial statements for significant variances to forecast on a monthly basis. 
  • Prepares reconciliation and documents discrepancies, when applicable, related to data interfaces between the inventory and general ledger systems. Participates in User Acceptance Testing of financial systems for ships entering service or system enhancements to the existing fleet.
  • Assists in the documentation of departmental procedures related to accounting functions.
  • Participates in projects as assigned by management. Requires minor travel from time to time.


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance from a four-year college or university.
  • Two to four years business experience in related field. 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • 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 be literate in Windows operating system, Excel, Word and Power Point. 
  • Must have knowledge of financial and inventory control systems.

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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