Bar accountants are responsible for all of the accounting duties in the bar department. These professionals are members of the service and hospitality department or hotel management department on cruise ships. Other service and hospitality positions include: hotel manager, cabin stewards/stewardesses, executive chef, wine steward, chief purser, purser staff, chief purser, bellman, and pastry chef. Unlike cabin stewards, bellmen, bartenders, waiters, and cocktail servers that earn a significant amount of income in tips, bar accountants are paid a salary only. However, the salary for a bar accountant is handsome.
In addition to earning $2,000 per month on the low end up to $5,000 or more per month on the high end, bar accountants receive free travel to and from the ship, free accommodations and meals, and savings and retirement benefits.
To find a bar accountant job on a cruise ship, you might consider signing up with a placement agency. A placement agency can evaluate your resume, find the best accounting jobs to match your background, submit your resume, and arrange interviews. Placement agencies will not charge you a fee for their services. Placement agencies receive a fee from the employer.
You an also visit www.cruiseshipjob.com. At cruiseshipjob.com, you can download the most recent cruise ship employment guide; you can read through cruise line profiles; you can find out which ships are hiring and for what positions, and you can even apply for a cruise ship job right online. Please note that this website charges a fee. If a placement agency or the Cruise Ship Job service do no appeal to you, you can apply for a job on your own.
If you have a specific cruise line in mind, locate the cruise lines’ OFFICIAL website first. Visit the Ships and Cruises Directory for official listings. Once you have located the site, visit the website’s employment page. Once you have located the job you are interested in follow the application procedure to the letter or it may be rejected and you will have to repeat the application process.
If the cruise line does not list job openings, send a polished cover letter and resume to the cruise lines Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department is typically located at the cruise line’s headquarters. This information is usually listed on the cruise line’s website. It is important to include the position you are interested in so that it can be directed to the appropriate department manager.