The top finance job at Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises is in new hands.

The world’s second-largest cruise ship company announced Thursday that Brian Rice, who is retiring in spring of 2014, would no longer serve as chief financial officer, a job he has held since 2006. With 24 years at the company, Rice will remain vice chairman until he retires. In that role, he supervises finance, supply chain, strategy and information technology.

Stepping in to the CFO position, effective immediately, is Jason Liberty, who most recently held the job of senior vice president for strategy and finance. He started working at Royal Caribbean in 2005; he was a senior manager at accounting firm KPMG before that.

The company also named Henry Pujol senior vice president and controller. He joined the company in 2004 after working as a senior manager at KPMG’s audit practice.

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