Company: Carnival Cruise Line
Area of Interest: Finance
Job Title: Business Analyst
We are currently seeking a Business Analyst. The Business Analyst plays a key role in our efforts to provide decision support in selecting, optimizing, prioritizing and executing projects, managing the deployment of services and evaluating/monitoring operational and financial benefits as they relate to the CCL Finance organization. This role oversees special projects (system maintenance and enhancements) related to Finance, Shipboard and Shoreside Revenue Accounting Operations functions, supporting both strategic and tactical initiatives and working alongside the Financial Analytics team to develop key strategic initiatives based on interpretation of analyses and detailed review of current processes. Additionally, this position is responsible for ensuring the success of project delivery in terms of functionality and quality. The role may work in conjunction with other teams within CCL Finance, Revenue Management, Shipboard Operation, Technical Operations, Groups, etc. to ensure cohesiveness with corporate goals and initiatives. This position oversees other resources working on projects as needed and proactively seeks opportunities to partner with business units on important strategic initiatives. This individual works with IT, Decision Support, business users and any other departments as needed to support the development and implementation of new business practices.
Oversee all financial systems related projects for the Finance, Revenue Accounting Operations and other CCL Finance teams that improve CCL’s controls, protect our assets, increases Finance relevance and reliability and improve our financial insights to support enterprise wide initiatives. Monitor project schedules as well as take ownership of change management process.
Develop new tools, reports, and analyses, independently and collaboratively, as support to Finance business partners for financial planning, reporting and BI solutions.
Identify best, efficient, and cost beneficial solutions when business processes are being implemented and require input or output from critical systems supporting revenue accounting operations. Provide insights on the current functionality of the applications that are used by the department as well as possible enhancements to these systems.
Review, monitor, facilitate and organize releases impacting applications supporting financial activity that flow through Accounting Operations.
Submit/prioritize CQ defects and content management cases that impact Revenue Accounting Operations.
Ensure all systems are performing efficiently, reporting issues and monitoring timely resolution. Support Financial Analytics team in implementation and enhancement of high-impact business reporting (i.e. scorecards, KPIs).
Oversee script development activities and provide direction to Business Analyst and/or IT personnel.
Facilitate the data mining activities of the department and provide direction and support to identify system sources for the information.
Work closely with the Finance Operations management team for departmental improvements and efficiency to formulate executive level analyses, reports and presentations.
Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, IT, Accounting, Fiance, or related dielf of study; or any combination of relevant background, skills, and experience.
Experience in business/financial planning and analysis processes with a working knowledge in accounting principles and issues. Experience in project management on software development projects is a plus.
Practical experience testing of enterprise size financial applications is required. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and planning skills. Able to multi-task, work independently and balance requests at peak workloads (or change gears quickly for important requests) from various departments and upper management.
General knowledge of infrastructure requirements and components, SharePoint sites, intranets, and networks. Strong understanding of financial data analysis tools and systems such as Oracle Financials, Hyperion Essbase, Tableau, or OBIEE. Must have strong command of Microsoft Office programs, advance level of Excel and interactive reporting tools. Reservation system, Mapper, MXP preferred.
Benefits as a member of Carnival’s Team:
A comprehensive healthcare program, dental coverage and flexible spending accounts.
Company-paid term life insurance and long term disability coverage, employee-paid optional life insurance and other voluntary insurance programs.
A 401(k) plan that includes up to a 3% company match after one year of service and a discretionary-profit sharing contribution in your second year of eligible employment.
Tuition Reimbursement that provides up to 75% reimbursement for company related professional career development.
Employee Stock Purchase plan that provides up to a 15% discount off the Fair Market Value of Carnival Corporation Common Stock.
Paid vacation and sick time.
Two complimentary “Fun Ship” cruises a year (based on available space and seniority) as well as discounted rates to friends and family in addition to other discounts to local and neighborhood vendors.
An on-site fully accredited preschool educational program that provides developmentally appropriate educational programming for families of children ages 6 weeks through 5 years of age and up to 12 years of age during school holidays and summer vacation in addition to drop-in care for those unexpected childcare conflicts.
An on-site Health and Wellness Center that provides a full range of activities including weight training machines, free weights, cardiovascular equipment, an aerobic center, massage therapy, certified personal trainers and a wide variety of other programs.
About Carnival Cruise LineCarnival Cruise Line is the most popular cruise brand in North America and operates 25 ships designed to foster exceptionally fun and memorable vacation experiences at an outstanding value. Carnival Cruise Line is the leading provider of year-round Caribbean cruises and also operates seasonal cruises in Europe, Alaska, New England, Canada, Bermuda, Hawaii, Mexican Riviera and the Panama Canal. The brand caters to a wide consumer demographic, appealing to families, couples, singles and seniors alike. One common denominator among Carnival’s guests is the desire for a truly fun, memorable and enjoyable vacation experience.
Carnival Corporation & plc and Carnival Cruise Line is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. In this regard, it does not discriminate against any qualified individual on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, mental, physical or sensory disability, or any other classification protected by local, state, federal, and/or international law.
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