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Chief Accountant / Crew Officer




Description:

This position works 4 months onboard with 2 months vacation. The person in this position acts as Chief Accountant for 2 months and acts as Crew Officer for 2 months.



POSITION SUMMARY (Chief Accountant)



The Chief Accountant’s primary responsibility is to manage all of the financial operations of the vessel, ensures the quality of our product is held to the highest standard for Residents, Guests, and Crew; ensures internal controls and procedures are adhered to in the safeguarding of assets including cash, inventory, equipment, and purchasing transactions.



This includes all practices, procedures, training, Resident and Guest satisfaction levels. A procedural approach to managing the entire Finance department must be employed, utilizing modern management principles as well as incorporating technological innovations where practical.   



POSITION SUMMARY (Crew Officer)



This Crew Officer’s position is responsible for 3 main scopes of work as part of the Human Resources Department:



1) Crew Administration – Maintain accurate inventory and documentation of Crew information including dates of Contracts, Passports, Visas, Seaman’s Books or any other current of future documentation required.



2) Crew Clearance – Responsible for the well-being and comfort of the Crew Members arrival and departure including proper documentation preparation and/or request of tickets, traveling visas and hotel accommodation (when necessary)



3) Payroll – Administers the Payroll Process for all Crew Members



The Crew Officer must abide by all Human Resources principles and objectives, as described by The World standards and procedures including the Confidentiality Agreement. He/She must ensure that all interactions with all Crew Members are done in a professional and courteous manner.



QUALIFICATIONS



    Minimum of three (3) years experience as a Chief Purser, Front Office Manager, Hotel Controller and/or Crew Purser on an ultra luxury cruise ship, private club, boutique hotel, ultra luxury hotel or resort.



    Functional Expertise



        Solid progression through Financial ranks



        Understands how to establish and maintain proper inventories



        Working knowledge of point of sales systems, inventory management systems, Fidelio and additional controlling systems.



    Leadership Requirements



        Actively support the company’s mission statement and goals; Ability to conceptualize the mission



        Communicate the goals and objectives and inspire Crewmembers to achieve those goals



        Ability to manage change effectively



        Provide leadership in order to help their departments achieve their goals and objectives



 



    Managerial Requirements:



        Clear, concise written and verbal communication skills



        Experience making presentations in front of groups



        Ability to clearly and concisely present technical subjects



        Demonstrate team building experience



        Track record promoting an atmosphere of teamwork



        Lead by example at all times



        Build morale and spirit



        Use a “hands-on” approach to management



        Able to inspire, train, and develop people for promotion



        Experience with communicating, training, and managing multi-lingual staffs



        Instill a service oriented attitude in all Crewmembers



        Experience training and developing Crewmembers with limited education/experience



        Instill a “can-do” attitude in Crewmembers



        Coach Crewmembers how to resolve and de-escalate conflicts



        Instill a calm, organized approach in all situations



    Administrative Requirements



        Excellent computer skills, to include spreadsheets, Word, Excel and Outlook



        Working knowledge of MMS and Fidelio inventory Management systems



        Other inventory Management software skills are an added advantage



    Business Skills



        Excellent time management skills



        Strong organizational skills



        Excellent listening skills



        Exceptional follow-up abilities



        Strong budgetary, projections and cost control skills



        Ability to produce consistent profits



        Follow/enforce company policies and procedures



        Resolve problems



        Assume responsibility/accountability



        Excellent safety, sanitation and environmental skills



        Provide overall direction, coordination and ongoing evaluation of operations



        Ability to quickly evaluate alternatives and decide on a plan of action



        Think creatively



        Balance the needs of the organization



EDUCATION



    BA/BS 3-4 year degree in Accounting or foreign equivalency.





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