COASTAL - Financial Officer

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April 2, 2024


Viking was founded in 1997 and has grown to be the leading small ship travel company, offering destination-focused river, ocean and expedition voyages on all seven continents. Designed for experienced travelers with interests in science, history, culture and cuisine, Chairman Torstein Hagen often says Viking offers guests The Thinking Person’s Cruise® in contrast to mainstream cruises.

With more than 250 awards to its name, the company currently operates a fleet of state-of-the-art ships that have received numerous accolades since their launch from industry experts and travelers alike. For the second year in a row, Viking was voted the #1 River Line and the #1 Ocean Line by Condé Nast Traveler in the publication’s 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards. Viking was also named #1 for both Rivers and Oceans by Travel + Leisure in the 2022 World’s Best Awards making it the only cruise line to reach the top of its categories in both publications in the same year.


Part of our Hotel Administration team on our Ocean vessels, the Associate General Manager as second in charge of the hotel operation, is responsible for overseeing and controlling the ship’s entire financial operation including revenue, cost management, guest, and crew administration, in accordance with Viking’s STAR Service Standards. The Associate General Manager is required to implement, manage, and maintain all service standards on board. The Associate General Manager reports to Hotel General Manager.



  • Responsible for Revenue and cost control and adherence to set budgets.
  • Overseeing the ship financial operation, reporting and statistics and internal auditing as required, including accounting, payroll, and cruise closing.
  • Ensure that all Hotel Department operations are conducted economically, in alignment with financial targets.
  • Overseeing and accountability for ship’s funds and cash availability.
  • Receive weekly inventory reports from all sources in the Hotel Department, ensuring that supplies are sufficient but not excessive.
  • Responsible for the accurate submission of Cruise End financial reports.
  • Plan all Shop/Concessionaire’s events with Department Heads.
  • Overseeing sale of shore excursions and tour dispatches.
  • To be familiar with the legal aspects of Crew employment, Health and Safety at work, the company’s SMS and Environmental Policies and all other company directives governing the administration of Crew and Port Operations.
  • Active involvement and ownership in all F&B outlets including quality and service assurance by identifying flows and establishing a healthy and effective training routine.
  • Inventory of all food, beverage, expendable and consumable items conduct monthly inventory check every month in conjunction with the HOD’s.
  • Ensure that the loading process is followed and quality assurance in combination with accurate deliveries.
  • Lead and support a multi-cultural team, maximizing crew satisfaction, productivity, and retention.



Elevate Your Career 
Regardless of where you are on your career journey, Viking can help you in reaching new destinations with: 

  • Paid training program in skills and approach to premium hospitality services 
  • On-the-job coaching to help you advance rapidly  
  • A lifelong network of hospitality professionals from many different countries 
  • Internal transfer opportunities to River, Ocean and Expedition ships 


On board our ship 

  • Lodging, meals, unlimited Wi-Fi, uniforms, and laundry are free of charge for all crew members 
  • Travel to/from the ship provided by Viking 
  • Crew-only deck, dedicated recreational spaces and activities 
  • Access to use the guest fitness center during certain hours 


Employee benefits 

  • Referral program 
  • Loyalty bonuses 
  • Tax-free salary




  • Diploma from international recognized hotel school or university
  • Min. 5 years Food & Beverage Manager or Assistant General manager or higher in a luxury/ premium property, with a minimum of 3 years of ships and managing experience in this position or higher
  • Financial background and Exposure to Budgeting and financial analysis
  • Proven public health knowledge
  • Completed appropriate HR training, craft training or equivalent
  • Excellent English skills in both writing and speech, other languages a plus
  • Service and detail oriented with a strong guest focus
  • Excellent management, organizational and communication skills
  • Flexibility and stress resistance, team player, commitment, positive personality, professional appearance, hands-on approach
  • Exceptional leadership qualities to lead a multicultural team to success


Our roles will be subject to our appearance standards (including in relation to visible tattoos) and employees are expected to project a professional image at all times. Visible tattoos are not permitted. Tattoos concealed with make-up, skin-colored sleeves or any covering other than the company uniform will still be considered visible for the purposes of our appearance standards. Exemptions to this may be considered on a case-by-case basis where appropriate. Tattoo removal may not result in successful employment and therefore is not encouraged and is the candidate’s personal decision. Furthermore, any offer of employment is subject to you passing all mandatory medical examinations as required by the company.  For further information, please contact our recruiting team.

As part of any recruitment process, Viking collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data and to meeting our data protection obligations. If you would like to find out more about how your information will be used, please view the privacy notice on our careers page.

Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.




More than 20 years ago, Viking® set the standard for what river cruising should be, and today we are the leader that all others follow. In 2015, we took the same small ship, destination-focused experience to the seas and reinvented ocean cruising. Over the years Viking has won numerous ocean and river cruise line awards from Condé Nast Traveler, Cruise Critic, Travel + Leisure, Travel Weekly and more.

Viking is a strong and dynamic company—with a growing fleet of more than 80 river ships and seven ocean vessels cruising over 100 itineraries around the world.


If you have always dreamed of combining your love of travel with the ability to grow your career, consider a position at Viking. We are the world’s leading small ship cruise line, and there is tremendous potential to advance your career with us. As part of our crew, when your ship is docked at the many destinations we visit, you can explore ashore and refresh during your free time.

Additionally, with Viking’s award-winning service and thoughtfully curated onboard experiences, our guests are typically very satisfied. This, combined with Viking’s gratuity guidelines, means that you can expect to be well rewarded as an employee on board a Viking ship.

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