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Financial Accountant

Posted on 05-Sep-2023
Application Close Date: 26-Sep-2023
Job Details
Accounting, Analysis and Reporting
Position Type:
Full Time
Job Reference:
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Job Profile

Carnival Australia are excited to announce: We are hiring a Financial Accountant to join our Carnival AustraliaFinance team. Based in our Chatswood office in Sydney, reporting to the Voyage & Operational Accounting Manager, this role will complete the accounting for all brand voyages whilst conducting regular reviews of the balance sheet, rectifying any outstanding balances and research any unreconciled or outstanding items are completed in time for the month end close.

First things first, check out what is on offer!

  • Competitive base + super + bonus
  • Named as one of the best places to work in Australia in the Great Place to Work® survey 2023.
  • Work life balance – 9 day (compressed hours) working fortnight with full time pay.
  • Offering a hybrid work model – 2 days working from home and 3 days office.
  • Fantastic Chatswood office location close to shops, public transport, restaurants, gyms and more
  • An inclusive and diverse proud workforce with an amazing culture.
  • Annual salary review based on personal, and company achieved targets.
  • Supportive Health & Wellbeing – physical, mental, and financial health benefits.
  • Fantastic cruise discounts for yourself, family and friends.
  • Airline and hotel discounts through our partners.
  • Supportive parental leave for both primary and non-primary carers.
  • Reward & Recognition – attractive incentive schemes and recognition programs.

Your key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain efficient and effective voyage accounting ensuring strong internal control structure, accurate financial/operating systems, and compliance.
  • Reviews and evaluates process flows and activities to identify control weaknesses or opportunities for increased efficiencies.
  • Critically review CAU Balance Sheet reviews prior to the monthly review call.
  • Works directly with operations and ship based staff on an ongoing basis to facilitate timely and accurate data collection, and to ensure a shared understanding of operational/financial correlation.
  • Ensure all management/status reports are sent out to stakeholders on a timely basis.
  • Responsible for ensuring Onboard Debts at EOC are at a minimum. Achieved through partnering with the Ship and Shoreside collections.
  • Compiles and co-ordinates month end voyage accounting & cash applications timetable to ensure a fair and equal distribution of work that enables cross training of tasks amongst Revenue Accountants.

About You:

You're a passionate and driven Financial Accountant with strong reporting, reconciliation and end of month reporting skills. Your analytical mind with a focus on continuous improvement, combined with your superior communication skills aids you strongly within the Finance Department providing insights and performance improvement suggestions. As part of a high performing team, your strong internal relationship building skills, with the ability to work with peers across multiple disciplines within a matrix structure will set you apart from your competitors.

To be successful in the role, you will need:

  • Mandatory tertiary qualifications in accounting.
  • CA/CPA or CIMA qualified desirable or working towards
  • Experience with month end accountancy is mandatory.
  • Clear communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to think strategically and consider the impact of decision making on operations and business.
  • Advanced Excel modelling, working knowledge of Oracle 12 including the creation of new executive reports.
  • Ability to see the big picture with a strong continuous improvement lens always challenging and improving the status quo.

We are seeking someone with the right attitude to fit into our fun and supportive culture so, if you meet the above requirements, have a supportive and collaborative approach and solid work ethic, please send your resume for consideration. Only suitable candidates will be contacted.

About Us:

Carnival Australia is part of the Carnival Corporation, the world's leading cruise holiday company, representing iconic brands including P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Cunard, Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line and Seabourn. Listed on the London and New York stock exchanges, we are one of the world's leading leisure companies, hosting over 10 million guests annually. In Australia, our 400 employees support 7 iconic cruise brands including Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises, P&O Cruises World Cruising, Princess Cruises and Seabourn. This is an excellent opportunity for highly motivated individuals with the experience and aspiration to work in a dynamic environment. Are you ready to launch your career with an Industry leader? APPLY NOW!

*Carnival Australia promotes diversity and inclusion across our workplace and encourages applications from all backgrounds and communities including people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, the LGBTQIA+ community and people living with disability.

*As part of our recruitment process and commitment to safety, suitable candidates will be required to undertake background checks which may include a police check, skills assessment/ testing, and reference checks as part of your application process. 

*In setting expectations, there will be a two-stage interview process for suitable candidates that progress.

*We will not be accepting unsolicited resumes from Agency recruiters. Any unsolicited resumes submitted will not be eligible for a placement fee. Only approved Recruiters on our panel will be engaged.

Important Notice

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