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Lead, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis

Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group

Accounting & Finance
Miami, FL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Journey with us! Combine your career goals and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees. Royal Caribbean Group is pleased to offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, and excellent career development opportunities, each offering unique ways to explore the world.

The Royal Caribbean Group has an exciting career opportunity for a full time Corporate Planning Lead on the Finance Team reporting to the Sr Manager of Corporate Planning.

This position sits on-site in Miami, FL.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for leading the financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes for Royal Caribbean Group (“Group”), including interpreting current and future business performance by reviewing monthly results and forecasts submissions for all brands and P&L components, as well as providing financial analysis on trends and variances to forecast. In addition, the role includes:

  • Preparing and / or reviewing the expense forecast for General & Administrative costs, Corporation’s bonus, and stock compensation.
  • Setting, monitoring, and reporting on the Group’s financial and operational KPI’s.
  • Coaching and managing a financial analyst direct report.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Own the process of monthly tracking of actual financial results to projections, including in-depth understanding and analysis of variances and drivers.
    • Provide benchmarking and analyses to identify opportunities for revenue generation and cost control.
    • Through collaboration with Brand and Shared Finance organizations, support the development of annual operating plan, and subsequent monthly financial forecasts.
    • Develop and recommend strategies for setting, monitoring, and achieving annual KPI targets, including both operational and financial KPIs.
    • Own the budgeting, planning, and financial modeling associated with the Corporation’s bonus and stock compensation structure, as well as General & Administrative costs.
    • Lead monthly and ad hoc reporting to Executive Leadership, including actuals reporting, forecast reporting, and operating plan reporting.
    • Identify efficiencies and automation opportunities in the current reporting process to focus on strategic analysis and value creation.
    • Lead financial reporting and presentations that support earnings calls, board meetings, Executive Committee meetings and other ad hoc executive meetings.
    • Manage and organize work for direct report, which will be supporting all of the aforementioned items.

Performs other duties as required. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, or Accounting from a 4-year university.
  • Master’s degree in finance, MBA and/or CFA preferred.
  • 4+ years progressive experience in financial management at a large corporation.
  • Minimum of 1 to 2 years of experience in Corporate Planning and / or Corporate Finance.
  • Resourceful self-starter with excellent written & verbal executive level communication skills.
  • Effective collaborator and relationship builder with sound interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly across different audiences.
  • Capable of making independent decisions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including technical and business writing.
  • Experience with Hyperion Essbase/Smartview, Oracle Enterprise Planning Management, JD Edwards World, Oracle Database.
  • Advanced in use of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word applications.
  • Solid understanding of accounting rules.
  • Demonstrates a wide degree of creativity with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
  • Highly organized.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those requirements employees must meet to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations. While performing job functions the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, write, review and type reports, compile data, operate a pc, communicate, listen, and assess information. The employee may move about the office complex, may travel to other office locations and may lift, push, pull or move 10 to 15 pounds. Visual requirements include distant, close and color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

We know there's a lot to consider. As you go through the application process, our recruiters will be glad to provide guidance, and more relevant details to answer any additional questions. Thank you again for your interest in Royal Caribbean Group. We'll hope to see you onboard soon!

It is the policy of the Company to ensure equal employment and promotion opportunity to qualified candidates without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sexuality, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Royal Caribbean Group and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.