sea chefs is a group of companies offering hotel, restaurant and crew management services for both seagoing and river cruise vessels. It is one of the cruise industry’s leading service providers worldwide.

Currently, we employ and manage thousands of employees onboard a remarkable fleet of seagoing and river cruise ships; our shoreside offices are based:

  • in Basel and Zug in Switzerland,
  • in Limassol in Cyprus,
  • in Valletta in Malta, and
  • in Hamburg and Berlin in Germany.

We are looking to hire a Budget & Expenses Financial Analyst

We need a master multi-tasker with excellent communication skills and an upbeat attitude. Candidates should be able to assist management with expert knowledge and quality advice.

They should be professional, polite, and attentive while also being accurate. They should be always prepared, alert and willing to meet each challenge directly.

Candidates must have excellent computers skills and excel in both verbal and written communication. Most importantly, candidates should have a genuine desire to anticipate and attend to the needs of others.

Job specification


  • Diploma or Degree in Accounting/ Finance/ Business Administration
  • Minimum 3 years proven experience in the Finance/Accounting area in the Shipping Sector
  • Knowledge of Accounting principles, practices and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of Advanced MS Excel skills (formulas, pivot tables etc.)
  • Excellent Computer Skills (Windows environment, Microsoft Word, Internet)
  • Excellent command of the English language (both written and oral)
  • Be an EU citizen or have a Work Permit
  • Holder of European Driving License
  • Any additional language is an advantage i.e. German, French


  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Be systematic and consistent
  • Be professional and career orientated
  • Be self-motivated, enthusiastic, energetic
  • Able to work under pressure and meet end-of-month deadlines
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team within specific time constraints
  • Able to multitask
  • Able to present complex issues in a clear and comprehensive way
  • Able to communicate with colleagues at all levels, in a professional manner
  • Have a sound business sense and the ability to work to budgets
  • Produce detailed and complex numerical computations and reports
  • Tenacity, efficiency, team working ability, commitment
  • Effective ‘people skills’; ability to work with colleagues at all levels of the organizational structure
  • Willing to learn, understand and anticipate clients’ needs and demands
  • Show dedication and full commitment to the asks at hand
  • Desire to grow and develop within the Company
  • Working knowledge of crewing and accounting-related software other business intelligence tools
  • Be punctual and presentable.


  • Prepares and monitors all required Seagoing and River Budgets
  • Prepares and monitors the Office Budget
  • Prepares Monthly and Quarterly Vessel results
  • Undertakes various Costing Projects for new clients
  • Prepares various Reports such as Crewing & Payroll Analysis
  • Checks and approves the Monthly Vessels Statements and submits to the Head Office
  • Controls and approves all clients recharge Invoices
  • Supervises the process of Invoice payments
  • Supervises the controlling process in the Cyprus office Negotiates with Travel and Manning Agents the financial terms of the Agreements with them
  • Negotiates and prepares Agreements with all office suppliers
  • Examines and proposes cost-cutting procedures and approaches
  • Approves all office expenses and received funds
  • Handles clients’ Contracts and related issues and deals with their renewal
  • Assists in the CBA negotiations
  • Assists in confidential Special Projects
  • Is aware, implements and complies to Company’s Integrated Management System (IMS)
  • Undertakes any task or duty assigned by the management

Closing date

This recruitment invitation ends on the 9th December 2022 at 13:00.

Only Candidates who meet the specified requirements outlined above should apply.

Please forward your CV, in English, to the following email [email protected]

The recipients of your personal data are authorized officers and employees of sea chefs Cruises Ltd who are responsible for assessing your job application. The data contained in the CV will be used only for recruitment purposes.

The shortlisted candidates will be contacted to arrange for interviews during which they will be asked to review and sign the Privacy Notice for Shoreside Candidates.

The shortlisted CVs will be stored, in a predetermined area, for safekeeping, where access is controlled.

You have certain rights in relation to your personal data. We wish to inform you that you have the following rights:

  • To access your data in order to rectify it.
  • To delete and stop processing your personal data (“Right to be forgotten”).
  • Other rights: in addition, you may have rights to have your information deleted if we are keeping it too long, have its processing restricted in certain circumstances and/or to obtain copies of information we hold about you in electronic form.
  • You can make a request or exercise these rights by contacting us and we will make all reasonable and practical efforts to comply with your request and respond within 30 days, so long as it is consistent with applicable law.

If you do not receive any communication regarding the position within 15 to 20 working days after the closing date, you may assume that you haven’t been shortlisted. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please be advised that for personal data purposes we will delete all CVs of the candidates who will not be shortlisted.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.