Merlin Entertainments Sr. Accountant in Orlando, Florida

Sr. Accountant


We are The Orlando Cluster and we part of the magical Merlin Entertainments!

Do you have the Magic in you to create memorable experiences all for the love of fun? Do you wish to cast a spell of laughter and enjoyment to the people around you? Want to join a team that creates smiles and memories globally on a daily basis. Then you have the magic to be Team Merlin atSEA LIFE Orlando, Madame Tussuads Orlando, and The Orlando Eye

About The Role

We are now looking for an experienced Senior Accountant to join our Finance team. You will support the strategic business objectives of our exciting and dynamic attractions by providing quality financial reports and analysis and maintaining efficient and effective financial controls in a customer focused environment.


  • Assist the Finance Manager with overseeing all financial functions of the attractions including revenue reconciliation, deferred revenue, financial reporting and analysis.

  • Reconcile payments received from customers and trade sales including commercial (travel agencies, individual and corporate) and institutions (education, government and community centers).

  • Preparing the daily flash report, weekly statistical report (including volume and revenue), cluster ticket report, and monthly Hyperion reports for submission to the Group Finance in United Kingdom.

  • Perform analysis on financial information as required by finance or operational management.

  • Liaison with local auditors on statutory accounting requirement.

  • Maintain revenue report including ensuring tickets are properly recorded in the system, GL codes are accurate, and allocation matrix is correct. About You

  • Minimum of 6 years of Senior Account or Finance Analyst experience.

  • High level of Excels skills required. VBA is preferred.

  • Experience in full general ledger accounting with a focus on revenue reporting

  • Excellent knowledge of accounting software.

  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and multi-task as necessary.

  • Excellent management and interpersonal skills

  • Possess strong communication skills (both verbal and written).

  • Desire to work in fast-paced environments. Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance. MBA degree, CPA/CMA or similar certification preferred

About The Benefits

In return you will find a competitive salary and benefits package (including a medical, vision, dental, life insurance and 401(k) matching plan offering), share program opportunities, and benefit from free entry to all of our Merlin attractions which also extend to family and friends. In addition, you can expect continued growth of joining an exciting, global organization.

About Us

SEA LIFE is the world’s biggest aquarium. From sharks to sea turtles, and jellyfish to seahorses, SEA LIFE Aquarium showcases over 10,000 sea creatures worldwide.

The Orlando Eye is a 400ft observation wheel, providing unrivalled breath-taking views of Central Florida in all directions within fully enclosed, air-conditioned glass capsules.

Madame Tussaud's is the ultimate celebrity fun day out, where else can you get up close and personal with A-List celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons and relive the lives, events and moments that made the world talk about them.

Merlin Entertainments, plc Merlin Entertainments is a business built on fun. We are the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator. We operate over 100 attractions, eight hotels and three holiday villages in 22 countries across four continents and we run some of the best known names in global leisure. These include the likes of SEA LIFE, Madame Tussaud's, the Dungeons, the Eye brand, and LEGOLAND. Whether you are serving delicious food, working in the office, maintaining the attractions, entertaining guest or operating rides, the objective is to provide a truly memorable experience and a great day out for all members of the family.

We offer flexible opportunities, in a totally unique environment. We know this is a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it…click hereto see us Job: Management

Work Locations: SEA LIFE Orlando 8401 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Ongoing