Dir, AAS Audit&Compliance

Director, AAS Audit & Compliance

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Position Summary:This position is responsible for the Companys overall internal control over financial reporting attestation program (ICFR) for SOX-404, all shipboard and shoreside audit and audit memorandum projects performed by the team and ad-hoc investigations and investigation support.
This position will oversee multiple teams working on varied projects and have considerable interaction with all management levels, including Officers, from financial and operational departments across the organization. This position will also be responsible for the preparation of materials to be used for presentation to Executives, the Audit Committee of the Board.


Position Summary

This position is responsible for the Company’s overall internal control over financial reporting attestation program (ICFR) for SOX-404, all shipboard and shore side audit and audit memorandum projects performed by the team and ad-hoc investigations and investigation support.

This position will oversee multiple teams working on varied projects and have considerable interaction with all management levels, including Officers, from financial and operational departments across the organization. This position will also be responsible for the preparation of materials to be used for presentation to Executives, the Audit Committee of the Board.

Career Snapshot

This role will be responsible for planning, coordination, execution and reporting around the following core components of our Audit and Advisory program agenda:

Internal Control over Financial Reporting / SOX:

  • This position will oversee approximately 9000 hours of work dedicated to scoping, documenting, testing and evaluating the Company’s system of internal controls over financial reporting. The results of these review and associated assessment will be presented periodically to Executive Management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Director and will provide the basis for CFO and CEO certifications on the effectiveness of our system of internal controls in our annual 10K filings.
  • This position will also be responsible for coordinating ICFR testing with our internal stakeholders and our external auditors, PWC, including performance of Direct Assistance testing for the firm. This will include periodic updates with PWC and alignment of testing strategies and deliverables.

Ship Audits

  • This position will oversee approximately 15 to 20 Ship Audits per year covering key financial, casino a, HR and other operating functions on board. Reports generated as a result of these ship audits are rated and are ultimately distributed to Senior Brand Management, Executive Management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

Shoreside Audits and Audit Memorandums

  • Each year AAS delivers between 4 and 5 Shoreside Audits and 10 to 15 Shoreside Audit Memorandum projects which will be overseen by this position. These reviews encompass a wide variety of topics based on our annual audit plan, risk based adjustments to that plan and specific management requests. All formal audits are rated and ultimately distributed to Executive Management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

Investigation Support

  • This position will oversee investigation support provided to the Compliance and Ethics, HR, and/or legal teams as well as any investigations carried out at the request of the business or Senior Management. This role will be the primary liaison to the Compliance and Ethics group and will manage individual forensic projects staffed internally or coordinated with third part consultants. This role will also have primary responsibility for addressing any control deficiencies noted in the investigation(s) through additional audit procedures / reporting, related action items and corresponding follow-up on resolution.

Other Duties

  • Directly manage/supervise up to 10+ audit professionals and ensure the department’s goals and objectives are carried out in a productive and positive environment.
  • Train and develop employees, plan, assign and direct work, complete performance appraisals, reward and discipline employees, and resolve personal issues.
  • 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.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University in Accounting (MBA or advanced degree preferred).
  • Minimum of 10 years of overall relevant experience including relevant internal controls audit and testing, operations risk management, internal audit, and /or public accounting experience (Big 4 public accounting firm preferred).
  • 5+ years in a management role with staff supervision responsibility
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley technical literature (PCAOB, SEC Guidance, etc.), internal control concepts and techniques, including COSO/COBIT. IFRS awareness a plus.
  • Strong Business Acumen. Experience with global/international operations/organization a plus.
  • Certified Public Accountant designation required - other professional certifications (CIA, RMA, CISA) desirable.
  • Limited travel expected however, must be able to travel up to 20% of the time and will include travel to Asia.
  • Self-motivated professional with history of delivering value. Experience should show professional progression and demonstrated managerial / leadership skills.
  • Proven track record managing large complex projects within diverse teams within established deadlines.
  • Able to interact effectively with various levels of management, including executives and handle multiple priorities/tasks.
  • Strong technical, analytic, problem solving and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Strong Process and Financial / Accounting knowledge and strong attention to detail, yet able to maintain a big-picture point of view.
  • Ability to manage, motivate and develop people and drive effective teams.

Join our team as a Director, AAS Audit & Compliance. Once you apply, it will take you 10-15 minutes to complete our application, which will help us better qualify your candidacy. If you are being considered for this position you will hear back from us within the next 30-60 days. During this time, you can view your application status on our career site.

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