Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), is the global trade association dedicated to the promotion and growth of the cruise industry, is seeking a Controller, International Operations to be based in its Washington, DC office. CLIA represents the interests of regional and national cruise associations, the cruise lines, travel agents, port authorities, destinations and industry partners. CLIA seeking a Controller, International Operations, an exempt position, to partner with the Chief Financial Officer and the Controller of Domestic Operations, to ensure the regional associations remain in compliance with proper financial reporting, proper processes and controls and execute strategic goals as outlined by leadership. This position has responsibility for the assimilation of all quarterly consolidated financial reports and forecasting activities, and has direct oversight responsibilities for the monthly and quarterly financial operations for all non-domestic entities, a total of roughly $10 million and are primarily in Europe, Canada, Australasia, Asia and Brazil.
Primary Responsibilities Includes:
- Direct the people, systems and processes that ensure the Regional and National Association’s financial activities are both recorded and reported in a timely and accurate manner.
- Assist the CFO in developing strategies and tactics that will identify revenue opportunities and maximize those revenues; identify expense savings opportunities and decrease expenses.
- Provide support and maintain dual responsibility as to oversight of CLIA’s Regional and National Association banking relationship(s) ensuring and forecasting adequate case reserves, adequate foreign currencies and appropriate cash flows.
- With the support of the Secretary General and/or other local leaders, develop policies and procedures that promote an excellent internal control environment. Continue efforts to document these procedures
- Direct monthly financial review and forecasting meetings telephonically or otherwise with Regional and National leaders and be able to articulate issues and recommendations for improvements in the Associations’ operations.
- Direct and bring to coordinated closure the annual budget processes for CLIA Regional and National Associations, with support of the localized professionals and assures compliance with all local and national laws.
- Oversee and manage working capital including cash, investments, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll, as it relates to reach regional and national entity.
- When necessary, assist external auditors in the audits of the Regional and National Association financial statements.
- Partner with Association’s outside accountants to assure all tax filings are completed timely and accurately.