Princess Cruises Sr Analyst, Software Contract Finance Management & Planning in SANTA CLARITA, California

Sr Analyst, Software Contract Finance Management & Planning

Santa Clarita, CA

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Princess Cruises – We are currently searching for a highly motivated Sr. Analyst, Software Contract Financial Management & Planning who will support the day-to-day Software contract management, compliance management and relationship management of IT software agreements on behalf of Carnival and the Carnival business units. This position reports to the Manager of Financial Contract Management and Planning.

In a city with enviable quality of life balance, our corporate offices are located in beautiful Southern California in downtown Santa Clarita. Santa Clarita is what CNN Money Magazine calls “one of the best places to live in California.” With award-winning schools, special events and a large arts and cultural scene, Santa Clarita is the third largest city in Los Angeles County and is ranked as one of the safest cities in not only California, but in the nation.

We welcome your interest in joining Princess Cruises – one of the world’s premier cruise lines with 18 ships sailing to hundreds of worldwide destinations – and enjoying all the benefits and perks we have to offer.


  • Maintains a thorough working knowledge of the services aspect of th e Software agreement(s); monitor both Strategic Partner and Carnival compliance with agreement commitments and obligations

  • Collaborates with IT stakeholders to ensure that the Software agreement (s) are modified, as necessary, to meet Carnival’s evolving business needs and liaise with Finance and Service Delivery to ensure timely validation of invoices and tracking of spend

  • Acts as point of escalation for any IT Stakeholder-related issues; facilitate timely problem resolution of issues and disputes to minimize impact of service disruptions to Carnival

  • Ensures that appropriate audit controls are in place for Strategic Partner’s processes and invoices. Tracks and audits retained software license compliance; assists in managing third party contract assignments and ensures compliance with terms and conditions of consents

  • Conducts regular governance meetings in order to manage and audit Strategic Partner performance and productivity; reports the status of contract issues, compliance and changes to any Governance board / committee as required

  • Provides updates to Software Cost Register of contractual, performance and relationship status across the enterprise ecosystem of all Strategic Partners. Contributes to the Balanced Scorecard presentations for the steering committee and other executive leadership groups

  • Develops and monitors the monthly reporting & forecasts of all Software contracts for a period-on-period analysis of service delivery on all dimensions: cost, quality, time and continuous improvement in order to assist with future sourcing strategies, capability estimation and financial planning and management

  • Provides early warning to the Business Unit executives regarding degrading or missed service levels and potential software compliance risk(s)

  • Reviews Capital Projects for Software Maintenance requirements and requirements

  • Defines and evaluates continuous improvement and consolidation opportunities in support of business vision and goals.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience in QA/QC

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Accounting or Finance

  • Ability to influence and communicate at all levels

  • Must be a problem solver and having keen understanding of team dynamics is key to the role

  • Adaptable to quickly changing situations

  • Must have excellent written communications skills

  • Solid computer skills with advanced PowerPoint skills and strong Microsoft Word & Excel skills at minimum


  • 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 75% with a maximum of $2000 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.