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Sr. Accountant

Job ID 8588 Location Miami Date posted 06/27/2024 Work Style Hybrid

Company Overview

As the parent company overseeing our nine distinctive brands worldwide, Carnival Corporation plays a vital role in providing integral support and strategic direction to each brand across various departments. We strive to deliver unforgettable happiness to our guests by providing extraordinary cruise vacations, while honoring the integrity of every ocean we sail, place we visit and life we touch. As a member of our team, you will help lead the way in innovative and sustainable cruising, delivering memorable vacations and building borderless connections.

Our Culture Essentials

Joining the Carnival team means embracing our six Culture Essentials, which are the cornerstone values shaping our identity, principles, and actions. These beliefs and behaviors not only define who we are but also unite us as a team, guiding us in decision-making, fostering relationships, tackling challenges, and reaching milestones. These culture essentials propel us toward a shared vision of success, ensuring a collective effort in shaping our future.

  • Speak Up
  • Respect & Protect
  • Empower
  • Improve
  • Listen & Learn
  • Communicate


Job ID 8588 Location Miami, FL Date posted 06/27/2024

Job Description

The Senior Accountant plays a critical role within Global Port & Destination Development Group (GPDDG) Accounting team.  This position is responsible for timely and accurate accounting for our Global Ports and Head Offices activities. Additionally, the Senior Accountant will be responsible for the monthly preparation and review of journal entries, account reconciliations, payroll, funds requisitions and transfers, compilation of data for Bahamas VAT filing as well as preparing quarterly and annual deliverables for external reporting needs. The candidate needs to excel in a fast paced and tight timeline environment. A high level of self-sufficiency and the ability to work through problems is critical for success. The qualified candidate is an experienced accounting professional who is innovative, has proven people leadership skills, and strong technical skills. 

Essential Functions:

  • Month end close:  prepare and process journal entries for Head Offices as well as reviewing journal entries from port Controllers ensuring all supporting documentation is properly included. Balance Sheet and Income Statement review.
  • Review operating ports fund requisitions and related bank transfer requests, prepare wire payments for Head Office and review ports payroll reports. 
  • Lead the preparation and review of monthly financial results package; required for internal reporting. Assist in preparing quarter and year end deliverables required for external reporting purposes
  • Monthly variance analysis on relevant balance sheet and income statement accounts 
  • Prepare and review Balance Sheet reconciliations. Responsible for the Balance Sheet reconciliation process for the group to ensure timely submission and proper account information.
  • Responsible for the vendor and supplier creation process for the group. Liaise with CCL AP department, Treasury and Global Supplier Maintenance department.
  • Compiling VAT data (VAT on Sales, Expenses, Capital Projects) for current operations in the Bahamas on a monthly and quarterly basis. 
  • Assist management with ad hoc requests and projects as needed.
  • Provide support for audit requests and processes.


  • Bachelors Degree in  Accounting or related field of study
  • Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant or similar certification is preferred
  • 3-5 years of high volume accounting experience.   
  • Must have strong Microsoft Excel as well as a proficient knowledge of other Microsoft applications. Oracle, Hyperion Essbase and Blackline knowledge is highly desirable. 
  • Must be fluent in speaking and writing in Spanish. Proactive and solutions oriented. Tenacious in meeting deadline. Exceptional analytical and organizational skills. Uncompromising work ethic and teamwork oriented. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field of study.   
  • High volume accounting experience; industry experience is a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic understanding of US GAAP and IFRS. 
  • Ability to research and reconcile difficult accounts.
  • Team-oriented with a positive attitude.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently, think creatively, and learn quickly in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to change.
  • Detail-oriented and organized with the ability to consistently meet assigned deadlines.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees and management.         
  • Strong work ethic with the ability and flexibility to work extended hours during critical periods such as month and year-end and remittance deadlines.

Physical Demands: Must be able to remain in a stationary position at a desk and/or computer for extended periods of time.

Travel: Less than 25% with shipboard travel likely

Work Conditions: Work primarily in a climate controlled environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential.

The range for this role’s base salary is $60,600 - $102,000.  Offers to selected candidates will be made on a fair and equitable basis, taking into account specific job-related skills and experience.  

At Carnival, your total rewards package is much more than your base salary. All non-sales roles participate in an annual cash bonus program, while sales roles have an incentive plan. Director and above roles may also be eligible to participate in Carnival’s discretionary equity incentive plan. Plus, Carnival provides comprehensive and innovative benefits to meet your needs, including:

  • Health Benefits:
    • Cost-effective medical, dental and vision plans
    • Employee Assistance Program and other mental health resources
    • Additional programs include company paid term life insurance and disability coverage 
  • Financial Benefits:
    • 401(k) plan that includes a company match
    • Employee Stock Purchase plan
  • Paid Time Off
    • Holidays – All full-time and part-time with benefits employees receive days off for 7 company-wide holidays, plus an additional floating holiday to be taken at the employee’s discretion. 
    • Vacation Time – All full-time employees at the manager and below level start with 14 days/year; director and above level start with 19 days/year.  Part-time with benefits employees receive time off based on the number of hours they work, with a minimum of 84 hours/year.  All employees gain additional vacation time with further tenure.
    • Sick Time – All full-time employees receive 80 hours of sick time each year.  Part-time with benefits employees receive time off based on the number of hours they work, with a minimum of 60 hours each year.  
  • Other Benefits
    • Complementary stand-by cruises, employee discounts on confirmed cruises, plus special rates for family and friends
    • Personal and professional learning and development resources including tuition reimbursement 
    • On-site preschool program and wellness center at our Miami campus



About Us

In addition to other duties/functions, this position requires full commitment and support for promoting ethical and compliant culture. More specifically, this position requires integrity, honesty, and respectful treatment of others, as well as a willingness to speak up when they see misconduct or have concerns.

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 Line, 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; and P&O Cruises in Australia. Our employees have a responsibility to be accountable for all actions. We consider the environment in all aspects of our business and have a responsibility to put safety andsustainability first. We live and share a positive attitude which is based on fostering an environment of inclusion, trust, a willingness to listen, openness and integrity.

Carnival Corporation & plc and Carnival Cruise Line is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. In this regard, it does not discriminate against any qualified individual on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, mental, physical or sensory disability or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, federal and/or international law.

Benefits as a member of Carnival's Team:
  • A comprehensive benefit program which includes medical, dental and vision plans
  • Additional programs include company paid term life insurance and disability coverage and a 401(k) plan that includes a company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase plan
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Cruise benefits
  • An on-site fully accredited preschool educational program located at our Doral campus
  • An on-site Wellness Center and Health clinic at our Doral campus
To view a copy of Carnival's FMLA, EEO and EPPA posters please visit: (click or copy and paste link into your browser).

Employee Benefits

  • Hybrid Work Environment

    Empowering work-life integration and flexible opportunities for your personal and career success

  • Wellness Programs

    Comprehensive employer wellness programs featuring mental health support and fitness options, including an on-site gym

  • Cruise Benefits

    An array of qualified complimentary and heavily discounted cruise options for the ultimate dream getaway

  • Parental Programs

    Generous parental leave time and adoption assistance programs

  • Retirement Plan

    Secure your future with our exceptional Traditional and Roth 401(k) options complemented by valuable company contributions

  • Employee Stock Purchase

    Invest in tomorrow with the opportunity to purchase Carnival shares at a discounted rate from their fair market value

In addition to the above, we offer PTO and company holidays as well as a variety of medical, dental, and voluntary plans


We celebrate our diverse team of over 160,000 team members representing 150 countries and are committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment where people from different backgrounds, experiences, and walks of life can succeed. We know our team members are at the heart of inspiring unforgettable happiness, so we strive to be the world’s number-one choice for hospitality, travel and leisure careers.

I think one of the great things about Carnival is that you have a leadership team that is down to earth and truly cares about its employees. Balancing their respect for the company’s workforce (ship and shore) with their steep industry and business operations knowledge, and you’ve got a team that can take the company to new heights.

Victoria Director of Global Financial Planning and Analysis Coffee Connoisseur

Carnival Corporation invests in its people. I started my career here nearly 20 years ago as a deck cadet. Carnival has supported my professional development and provided many career growth opportunities.

Andrew Vice President of Global Maritime Technology Systems History Buff

I love working at Carnival because its ethos perfectly aligns with my own. The company’s personable leadership, cultural integrity, and sustainability initiatives creates a vibrant environment where you constantly feel motivated and find opportunities to improve.

Kaleigh HESS and Sustainability Quality Assurance Manager Paddle Board Pro

I am valued as my whole self and not just as my title.

Sandra Executive Assistant Sand and Surf Enthusiast

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