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Experienced professional seeking accounting position – Offering over 5+ years’ distinguished track expertise demonstrated in leisure and cruise line industry, large complex payroll and general accounting functions.Superior analytical skills practiced drilling down to transaction in support of inventory cost reduction and profit improvement. MBA holder with IT proficiencies in micro soft office application, MXP, People Soft, Micros, Fidelio, ACCPAC, HTML, Java and SQL program languages. 

Work experience

Jul 2008Jan 2009

Assistant Controller, Marine Hotel Operations

Assigned onboard cruise ships to control inventory and analyze shipboard revenue.

  • Monitored and analyzed shipboard inventory trends worth $5 million and ensured inventories were kept at accepted parameters each week.
  • Arranged re-orders and payments for all emergency purchases sourced from none contracted vendors.
  • Analyzed excess and obsolete inventory including unit costing and pricing to ensure provisions were carried at proper value.
  • Assisted in the implementation of new electronic reporting procedures that reduced supply costs by 30%.
  • Prepared cruise and month end documentation for shipboard and shore side reporting.
  • Investigated, documented, and corrected inventory discrepancies
  • Maintained records of all purchases, reorders and daily provision issues.
  • Processed budget results, credit notes, returns, and verified vendors’ invoices.
  • Identified $30,000 in vendor billing errors and made refunds requests
  • Coordinated purchasing processes between shipboard and shore side departments.
  • Traveled extensively to Europe, North and South America, Middle East and the Caribbean
May 2004Jun 2008


Shipboard Paymaster

Managed a large shipboard complex payroll operations of 600 + employees utilizing Holland America Linepayroll software.

  • Reduced labor costs by 40% by introducing and successfully implementing gratuity compensation program
  • Maintained General Ledger accuracy by posting payroll entries through journal entries
  • Performed month-end payroll reconciliations.
  • Administered; direct deposits, gratuity, payroll deductions, medical insurance, remittance programs
  • Assisted in the implementation of gratuity - based compensation systems.
  • Served as onboard system administrator in the maintenance and update of Time Capture/attendance and E-Signature CAPTURE system.
  • Promoted to the function of Assistant Controller Marine Hotel Operations.Assisted in the implementation of Gratuity based compensation system.
  • Assisted in the implementation of the e-Signature CAPture program that ensured crew electronic signature was obtained in the respective documents (Statement of Earnings and Work and Rest Hours Timesheets
Oct 2000Nov 2001

Assistant Purser

Used effective communication and interpersonal-relations skills to interact with employees and guests.

·Increased guest satisfaction ratings by 85% by updating and enhancing policy and procedures

  • Ensured that guests received quality and accurate service that included shore excursions bookings, cashiering, and providing information about port of calls.
  • Carried out crew administration activities to include payroll, crew visas and passport custodian, ship clearance, crew entertainment, cabin assignments, and travel arrangements.



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