Princess Cruises Sr. Staff Accountant in SEATTLE, Washington

Sr. Staff Accountant

Santa Clarita, California

We serve. We respect our team. We innovate. We are consistent. We are accountable. We do it right.

Holland America Group is currently searching for a highly motivated Sr. Staff Accountant . This position reports to the Manager of cash operations. One Staff Accountant grade 12 and one Staff Accountant grade 10 report to Supervisor/Senior Staff Accountant..

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.


  • Monitors that workflows / systems are providing correct and timely output, with focus on increased efficiencies and continual assessment of controls

  • Makes timely recommendations for process improvement with focus on increased efficiencies

  • Participates in workflow and system enhancement design, implementations and documentation, and ensures proper testing of related system revisions to prevent system and processing errors in accordance with departmental timelines

  • Coordinates and drives month-end close activities, including journal entry preparation and review in accordance with departmental timelines with a focus on accuracy

  • Reviews, analyzes and prepares balance sheet reconciliations and supporting documentation with focus on GAAP compliance and operational efficiencies, in accordance with departmental timelines with prompt recommendations for required adjustments

  • Manages workload and task assignments of accounting clerks and / or staff accountants to ensure transactional and general ledger accounting needs are met daily, weekly and monthly

  • Participates in establishing and communicates/monitors staff priorities, goals and projects that support the Company mission to ensure timely and accurate project and task completion

  • Provides training and staff development to ensure timely and accurate project and task completion, and promptly coaches in continuous process improvement, understanding of GAAP, and responds to and assists with staff questions, problems and work related issues promptly

  • Prepares performance evaluations according to established timelines, and promptly coordinates performance issues, provides feedback and recognizes employee contributions

  • Communicates departmental progress and emerging issues to Manager on a weekly basis, or more often based in critical nature

  • Resolves issues and answers questions for external and internal customers, and provides/oversees ad hoc reporting and special projects supporting the Core Values with timely communication to management

  • Drives communication and meetings with internal and external departments for timely issue identification, resolution and communication to management. Encourages teamwork and synergies through open communications

  • Performs/supports required SOX testing and accurately provides related schedules and support to internal and external auditors according to established timelines


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting required

  • 5-7 years experience in a Finance related function

  • CPA preferred

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

  • Knowledge of and ability to evaluate financial processes

  • Knowledge of financial/accounting systems, Oracle preferred

  • Analytical with strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Knowledge of GAAP and how to apply in Operations


  • 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. **LI-SG1