• Senior Revenue Accountant

    Job Locations US-WA-SEATTLE
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/6/2018 4:26 PM)
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    Awarded World’s Best Small Ship Cruise line, Windstar Cruises is known for intimate yacht style experience and unique voyages to the world’s best small ports and hidden harbors. Its three sailing yachts and three all-suite yachts carry just 148 to 310 guests and cruise around the world.


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    Our Mission: We imagine and deliver personalized and immersive experiences 180 degrees from ordinary

    Our Vision: Enriching people’s perspective through inspired travel

    Our Values: Welcoming, Innovative, Now, Discipline, Serve, Teamwork, Authentic, Responsible



    The Senior Revenue Accountant position is responsible for recording and analyzing revenues related to passenger cruise fares, Ship board revenues and all other ancillary (add on) revenue activity. The Position ensures accuracy and appropriate timing of revenue recognition. Responsible for account reconciliation and analysis of all categories of deferred revenues at each reporting date, including reconciliation of reservation sub system reports to the financial statements.

    Position is responsible for analysis of commission expense by channel and rate as well as parameters related to National Sales Accounts.


    Role requires communication with personnel on vessels to ensure proper and complete reporting of Ship board revenues and resolution of discrepancies. The role publishes monthly recaps of Ship board revenue activities.

    Position is responsible for the monthly accrual of certain costs related to On Board and Add On revenues that ensures proper matching of revenues and expenses as well as the related accrual account reconciliations.

    Position supports the annual budget process by providing historic revenue trends by itinerary and company metrics and by reviewing and analyzing budget data submitted by various departments.


    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


    Revenue Recognition:

    • Adhere to Company policy and GAAP requirements in determining triggers for revenue recognition.
    • Maintain communication with Pursers and Voyage Leaders to ensure completeness in both On Board revenues and cost of sales.
    • Work with various departments including Vacation Planning and Sales to ensure revenue as recorded in the reservation system agrees with related contracts..
    • Maintenance of the accounting reports in reservation system.
    • Primary support for annual audit related assigned areas.
    • Other duties, as assigned, including ad-hoc revenue reporting


    Monthly Financial Responsibility:

    • Prepare accurate journal entries for revenues, commission expense and cost of sales related to certain on board and add on revenues.
    • Prepare monthly summary of managerial metrics, such as complimentary items and revenue margin analysis as part of management close meeting.
    • Adhere to month end close schedule. Work is completed by 4th working day of each month
    • Completion of key balance sheet account reconciliations during       month end close




    • General Ledger experience of at least 5 years, revenue recognition a plus
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Multi-tasking capabilities
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Detail oriented
    • Independent thinker
    • Team player
    • Advanced excel skills


    Work Environment & Physical Demands:


    Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    General office environment. Moderate noise.


    Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Regularly required to sit and occasionally required to stand. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision. Some stress may occur, especially during closing periods.


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