Senior Accountant
Carnival Cruise Lines - Miami, FL

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Job Title: Senior Accountant Area of Interest: Accounting/Auditing/Finance
City: Miami
State/Province: Florida

Job Description:
Reporting to the Director of Corporate Accounting and Reporting of Carnival Corporation & plc, this position will play an integral role in the Corporate month-end closing process, including journal entry preparation, intercompany account reconciliation, balance sheet reconciliations, variance analysis and internal and external reporting. This individual will also be a key contributor to the growth of the Global Accounting & Reporting Services department by providing a strong professional presence and superior technical accounting and reporting expertise. Carnival Corporation & plc is a global cruise company and one of the largest vacation companies in the world. Our portfolio of leading cruise brands includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn in North America; P&O Cruises, and Cunard Line in the United Kingdom; AIDA in Germany; Costa Cruises in Southern Europe; Iberocruceros in Spain; and P&O Cruises in Australia. These brands, which comprise the most recognized cruise brands in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, offer a wide range of holiday and vacation products to a customer base that is broadly varied in terms of cultures, languages and leisure-time preferences. We also own a tour company that complements our cruise operations: Holland America Princess Alaska Tours in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Combined, our vacation companies attract ten million guests annually.

Primary Responsibilities:
Monthly preparation and posting of recurring, standard and adjusting journal entries
Issuing and compiling quarterly disclosure and accrual requests
Perform monthly intercompany analysis, including the preparation of settlement entries
Monthly preparation of balance sheet reconciliations
Corporate balance sheet and income statement variance analysis
Reconciliation of month-end Oracle general ledger balances to Hyperion Essbase financial reporting database
Corporate budget analysis and preparation of schedules used for forecast updates
Preparation of monthly internal financial statements
Preparation of schedules and analysis to support external financial statement footnotes
Assist in preparation of Company-wide quarterly and annual closing timetables
Preparation of quarterly debt roll forward schedules under IFRS and the corresponding support schedules
Reviewing quarterly capitalized interest calculations for reasonableness
Assist in preparation of annual and quarterly U.S. GAAP and IFRS audited financial states

Special projects Requirements:
Outstanding professional with a minimum of 2 years of total experience, including a minimum of 2-4 years of Big 4 experience
Must be a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant or similar certification
Superior technical accounting and reporting skills (either U.S. GAPP, IFRS or both)
Strong process skills and proven ability to interact with all levels of the organization
Possess intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
Previous experience with Oracle Financial Systems, Hyperion Essbase and Cognos Planning a plus
Excellent communication and writing
Creative thinker and solutions-oriented
Exception analytical and organizational skills. Able to analyze, evaluate and move quickly to support rapid decision making
Excellent interpersonal skills. Collaborative communications style
Tenacious in meeting deadlines, well organized, adept at managing peak workloads
Uncompromising personal integrity, as well as a high level of respect for all individuals
Possess a global perspective and be willing to travel occasionally

Benefits as a member of Carnival's Team:
A comprehensive healthcare program, dental coverage and flexible spending accounts
Company-paid term life insurance and long term disability coverage, employee-paid optional life insurance and other voluntary insurance programs
A 401(k) plan that includes up to a 3% company match after one year of service and a discretionary Profit Sharing contribution in your second year of eligible employment
Tuition Reimbursement that provides up to 75% reimbursement for company related professional career development
An on-site Space Coast Credit Union satellite office, cafeteria and free parking
Employee Stock Purchase plan that provides up to a 15% discount off the Fair Market Value of Carnival Corporation Common Stock
Paid vacation and sick time
An on-site fully accredited preschool educational program that provides developmentally appropriate educational programming for families of children ages 6 weeks through 5 years of age and up to 12 years of age during school holidays and summer vacation in addition to drop-in care for those unexpected childcare conflicts
An on-site Health & Wellness Center that provides a full range of activities including weight training machines, free weights, cardiovascular equipment, an aerobic center, massage therapy, certified personal trainers and a wide variety of other programs
Two complimentary “Fun Ship” cruises a year (based on available space and seniority) as well as discounted rates to friends and family in addition to other discounts to local and neighborhood vendors

About this company
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Carnival is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®", with 23 ships operating three to 17 day voyages to The Bahamas,...