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Lead Accountant, Fixed Assets

Journey with us! Combine your career goals and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees. Royal Caribbean Group is pleased to offer a competitive compensation & benefits package, and excellent career development opportunities, each offering unique ways to explore the world.


Position Summary:

This position reports to the Manager of Fixed Assets. Fixed Assets manages the accounting of a $25 billion asset base including vessels, hardware, software, leasehold improvements, buildings, land and over 300 open capital projects in progress. This position will have significant interaction with operational and financial personnel to review capital projects. This position will also lead in multiple process improvement projects in Fixed Assets.

*This role will work onsite in Miami, Florida.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review capital acquisition request (“CAR”) memos (approx. 30 memos per month) as provided by Capital Planning and the business to provide detailed feedback on Capex Vs. Opex, reasonability of useful lives, write off calculation of replaced asset, etc. Review must be formally submitted on time for the bi-weekly Capital Committee meetings. Assist the brands with preliminary questions on their projects. 
  • Ensure compliance with US GAAP, company policies and Sarbanes Oxley controls in Fixed Assets area. Lead annual updates of Sarbanes Oxley process narratives. 
  • Prepare and explain monthly variance explanations (Actuals vs. Forecast, QoQ, YoY, etc).
  • Assist with deliverables to auditors as well as for 10Q and 10K filings. 
  • Run multiple General Ledger queries and monitor monthly results through detailed variance analysis.  
  • Review/Prepare Balance Sheet Reconciliations and Journal entries as provided by Seniors. Assist during month end close.
  • Lead oversight of accounting for major Fixed Assets transactions including ship deliveries/newbuilds, ship acquisitions, revitalizations, disposals, etc. 
  • Lead in process improvement projects such as automation of CAR Certification process, PP&E Roll-forward, Lease Accounting, Capitalized Labor analysis, write off process improvement, Component Model update and process documentation.
  • Must have ability to work well under pressure, write executive level reports, administer meetings and problem solve with groups while dealing with variety of variables.  Must be able to work independently in some case and bring tasks to completion.
  • Must be able to interact with levels of employees ranging from administrative to executive level. 


Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 3+ years professional accounting experience, public accounting experience preferred. 
  • CPA preferred.
  • Fixed Assets and lease accounting experience preferred.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including technical and business writing. 
  • Aptitude for problem solving and diplomacy. 
  • Significant knowledge of Excel and Powerpoint. 
  • MS Access a plus.
  • Ability to manipulate and report on complex data. 
  • Proven record of executing successful process improvements.
  • Ability to handle changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical skills.

We know there's a lot to consider. As you go through the application process, our recruiters will be glad to provide guidance, and more relevant details to answer any additional questions.

Thank you again for your interest in Royal Caribbean Group. We'll hope to see you onboard soon.


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. Royal Caribbean Group and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.




Nearest Major Market: Miami

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