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Chief Accountant / Crew Officer


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.   


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.


    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


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