Princess Cruises Staff Accountant in SEATTLE, Washington

Staff Accountant

Santa Clarita, California

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Holland America Group is currently searching for a highly motivated Staff Accountant . Reporting directly to the General Accounting Manager.

We welcome your interest in joining Holland America Group - a division of Carnival Corporation. Holland America Group includes Holland America Line and Seabourn (both headquartered in Seattle, Washington), Princess Cruise Lines (headquartered in Santa Clarita, California), and P&O Australia (headquartered in Sydney). Holland America Group operates a combined total of 41 cruise ships with 36,000 employees worldwide. This position will be located in our Santa Clarita office.


  • Participates in month end close activities, including analysis for journal entry preparation while ensuring accuracy and timeliness

  • Participates in month end activities via communications and issue resolution, including bringing issues to management's attention before they affect productivity

  • Prepares and analyzes a minimum of 38 balance sheet account reconciliations (in multiple currencies), ensuring adequate supporting documentation is attached to remain in compliance with accounting policies

  • Assists in the development of systems for process improvement

  • Analyzes and prepares communication of internal and external month end reporting (including standard reports and analytics.)

  • Provides user support for systems/programs to both internal and external customers

  • Assists in resolving issues and answering questions for internal and external customers and prepares ad hoc reports

  • Prioritizes workload as established by management and refocuses efforts to accomplish objectives independently, accurately and timely

  • Leads and/or participates in multiple projects, including the development of comprehensive project plans and completes assignments within established timelines

  • Maintains current desktop procedures for assigned responsibilities and ensures others are cross trained within the department

  • Participates in workflow and system enhancement design and implementations, and ensures proper testing of related system revisions are within department standards

  • Performs/supports required Sarbanes Oxley testing and provides related schedules and support to internal and external auditors


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent work experience

  • Familiarity with balance sheet account reconciliation and foreign currency transaction concepts

  • Knowledge of accounting for derivative instruments

  • Knowledge of GAAP and IFRS

  • Knowledge of intercompany accounting

  • Three to five years of experience in a Finance related function

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Highly motivated person able to work independently and as part of a team

  • Excellent organization and oral and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of internal controls (and Sarbanes Oxley as applicable)

  • Knowledge of financial/accounting systems, Oracle preferred

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel


  • Flexible Work Schedule! 9/80 alternative workweek schedule providing each employee with one (1) weekday off every two weeks.

  • Time off benefits - 8 paid holidays, paid vacation, bonus vacation time and paid sick time

  • Travel - Cruise and Travel Privileges for you and your family

  • Health - Complete benefit plans including medical, dental, vision and flexible spending accounts

  • Wellness - Health and wellness programs include, onsite exercise classes, onsite nutrition and lifestyle classes and discounted gym memberships

  • Tuition Reimbursement - up to 80% with a maximum of $3000 per year

  • 401(k) - Company match up to 6% of salary at 50% for the first 5 years and 100% thereafter

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan - up to a 15% discount off of FMV of CCL stock

  • Training - In-house Princess University courses on professional development

  • Rewards & Incentives - Employee Recognition and Reward Programs; rideshare, financial commuter incentives and free parking; banking services and retail stores

    Next Steps…

Apply today and set sail on an exciting new career course! Our goal is to be the number one cruise and cruise-tour provider. To make that happen, we need qualified, top-notch team members. If you’re looking to get your talent noticed, apply today! Our application process is quick and easy:

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Princess Cruises is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status.