Accountant/Senior Accountant, Corporate Accounting

American Airlines
Fort Worth
17 Apr 2019
26 Apr 2019
Job role
Contract type
Full time
Location: AA Headquarters 1 (DFW–HDQ1)?
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID:?28905?
Join us for a career with endless possibilities.
Looking for a job where a passion for innovation, a culture of teamwork, and opportunities for growth are valued and rewarded? You?ve come to the right place.
You don?t have to be an airline aficionado to join American Airlines. It takes more than cool planes to keep us ahead of the curve, and thanks to our team of behind the scenes professionals, we do just that. As the largest airline in the world, American Airlines is in the business of serving the global travel needs of our customers.?At the core of the Company is our commitment to each customer and each employee. We are dedicated to developing and delivering what our customers value and are willing to pay for. Customer–centric planning, innovative marketing, and an exceptional customer experience are supported by a cadre of talented people.
What does it take to join us? We?re glad you asked! We expect exceptional skills in your discipline and a dedication to being the best as we relentlessly pursue our goal of being not just the largest airline in the world, but also the best airline in the world.
Fortunately, we?re building on almost a century of innovation and firsts in our industry ? and we plan to continue that tradition of excellence.

About The Job
This job is a member of the Accounting Team within the Finance Division.?Overview of accounting functions: Fixed Assets, Aircraft, Inventory, Fuel, Debt, Frequent Flyer Accounting, Stock Compensation and Administration, Investments and Cash, Benefits, Intangible Assets, Hyperion Administration, Foreign Exchange, Intercompany, G/L maintenance, Financial Statement Consolidation, SEC and other external reporting. This position will be responsible for performing the day–to–day functions for the corporate accounting and/or financial reporting processes of the Company. Additionally, this role is responsible for preparing and analyzing certain account reconciliations in connection with the Company's monthly close process and completing other various projects as determined on an ad hoc basis. This position works closely with the corporate divisions to ensure accounting issues are appropriately identified, analyzed, documented in technical position memos and reported in external reports and internal presentations.
Specifically, you?ll do the following:
  • Through research and follow up, ensures that reconciling items and discrepancies in accounting data are resolved in a timely manner
  • Prepares, peer–review, and provides documents (e.g. reconciliations, supporting schedules, and process maps) by requested deadlines to the Company's external auditors and the SOX group to ensure timely completion of quarterly reviews, the annual financial statement audit and SOX compliance test work
  • Reviews process maps and performs internal controls to ensure SOX compliance
  • Participates in the design, development, testing, implementation and documentation of accounting systems and related interfaces. Recommends and implements system modifications to improve internal control, increase efficiency or reduce costs. Identifies, documents, and escalates system issues to the IT department
  • Coordinate aircraft spare parts inventory cycle counts with warehouse departments; compile and report monthly cycle count results to management
  • Facilitate on–site inventory collateral bank audits
  • Participate in the Tech Ops Enterprise System Solution (TESS) project deployment
About The Job (Continued)
  • Assists in providing guidance on accounting issues to business groups of the Company
  • Assists in providing new team members with appropriate training on business processes and system applications for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of business processes, procedures and accounting assumptions on an ongoing basis. Recommends and assists in process improvements to improve the control environment and increase the utilization of resources (people, technology, funds)
  • Represents the department in meetings and through written and verbal communication with internal and external customers
  • Performs a variety of other functions/ad–hoc projects as assigned to aid in the department's/company's achievement of goals and business objectives
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or equivalent education/experience
  • 3 years of combined public accounting experience or experience in large public company corporate accounting department
  • Possess fundamental accounting, internal controls and SOX knowledge required
  • Self–motivated, detail–oriented with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and participate in projects
  • Demonstrated ability to establish metrics, coach and mentor junior employees and provide performance feedback
  • Demonstrated experience testing systems using a standardized methodology for documentation preferred
  • Demonstrated experience using innovative thinking ability?with high degree of motivation and problem solving skills required
  • Flexible/adaptable to constant change and scheduling needs to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work on projects and prioritize
  • Ability to meet deadlines without supervision
  • Ability to effectively communicate written and verbally with all levels within the organization and with external auditors
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Accounting, Economics, or Finance, MBA, or related disciplines or equivalent experience
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Knowledge of SAP general ledger and Hyperion Financial Management reporting tool
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID:?28905?