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AKTG Regional Financial Director - Americas

Crystal Cruises

Aventura, florida


Job Details

Full-time

6/10/2024


Full Job Description

AKTG (Abercrombie & Kent Travel Group) – our company

AKTG has been at the forefront of travel for over 60 years and undoubtedly, the key to our success has been our people, they are by far our biggest asset. Together we have pioneered new destinations and regions and set the standards of service and excellence that other companies aspire to. Our people have been chosen for their absolute dedication to understanding those personalized touches that makes a dream trip both distinctive and individual. They make the vital difference, and everyone plays a part.

AKTG comprises both Abercrombie & Kent and Crystal Cruises, which was acquired in 2022. 

Latin America is a key strategic focus for AKTG over the next five years and we have high growth plans for this region, including significant asset expansion.  At the same time, North America offers great potential with a new strategy in place for that market.

Working for AKTG is fast-moving, challenging and above all interesting, no day is ever the same.  We have great successes of career progression globally, and there are constant opportunities to motivate and encourage our people to achieve their personal and professional goals. 

 
The Team and Job SummaryWe are seeking a Regional Financial Director to join our Global Finance team reporting to the Group Financial Controller (who is based in London). This is a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial, highly driven person with a well-rounded skill set to join the team, whose responsibilities extend beyond those of traditional finance leader. You will play a pivotal role in managing and overseeing financial reporting, operations, strategic planning, and compliance for the Americas region based out of Miami. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a highly acquisitive firm with the intent for continued significant M&A and organic growth. If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for finance and leadership, and you thrive in a dynamic matrixed international environment, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Job Responsibilities

Team Leadership And Collaboration

  • Develop, lead and mentor the Americas finance team, fostering a culture of continuous learning and development.
  • Coordinate with the global finance teams to ensure consistency in financial processes and reporting in a matrix structured environment.
  • Oversee day-to-day finance operations for local market (including billing and collections), while managing the region.
  • Address and resolve accounting issues.
  • Play an active part in the regional leadership team.

Financial Reporting

  • Prepare and present accurate and timely financial statements for the Americas region.
  • Collaborate with external auditors to facilitate the annual audit process.
  • Provide regular financial updates to senior management and the board of directors.

 

Strategic Financial Decision-Making

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support strategic initiatives and special projects.
  • Evaluate investment opportunities and assess their financial impact on the organization.
  • Provide financial and operational insights to support key business decisions.

Cash Flow Management

  • Monitor and manage cash flow, ensuring optimal liquidity for daily operations and strategic investments.
  • Provide weekly 13-week Cash Flow forecasts to Group Finance which incorporate all the strategic and operational elements of each business within the Americas region
  • Manage and supervise Treasury activities for the region, including weekly cashflow.

Financial Planning And Analysis

  • Develop and implement financial strategies to support the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Conduct thorough financial analysis, forecasting, and budgeting for the Americas region.
  • Provide insightful financial reports to the executive team, highlighting key performance indicators and trends.

Risk Management And Compliance

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant financial regulations, reporting standards, and tax laws.
  • Coordinate and comply with the tax and transfer pricing reviews of each country within the established deadlines.
  • Identify and assess financial risks, proposing effective mitigation strategies.
  • Collaborate with legal and compliance teams to ensure adherence to local and international financial laws.
  • Update the group's incoming Legal support platform with legal documents, meetings, minutes, board meeting, and all legal and shareholder matters.

Other Duties
Other responsibilities defined by the Regional Manager Director or Country Managers
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Proven experience in a senior finance role, preferably as a Controller in a multinational organization operating in the Americas region, preferably including experience in a luxury travel and/or cruise operation.  Good knowledge of regional financial regulations, taxation, and compliance requirements.
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills with a focus on problem-solving.
  • Excellent leadership, business acumen and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments and regions.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a complex and growing global matrix structure.
  • Commercial acumen and effective contributor to the wider regional business/operational leadership team.
  • M&A due diligence and integration experience (desirable)
  • Advanced proficiency in financial software and Microsoft Excel.

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