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Accountant/Senior Accountant, Corporate Accounting

Accountant/Senior Accountant, Corporate Accounting

Date:  Jan 13, 2022

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 52098 

Intro

Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!

Why you'll love this 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.
  • 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.
  • The candidate must have excellent knowledge of technical accounting matters, US GAAP, SEC regulations and strong communication skills both written and verbal. Also, must be process oriented with strong attention to detail, organization and must be able to communicate at all levels within the Company including but not limited to executives, senior management and the external auditors.

What you'll do

The following responsibilities are general duties that a particular team member in this position may or may not be required to perform. The actual duties required of this position will vary.

  • Prepare and peer-review journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, and complex monthly and ad-hoc reports and supporting schedules. Through research and follow up, ensure that reconciling items and discrepancies in accounting data are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Prepare, peer-review, and provide documents (e.g. reconciliations, supporting schedules, 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.
  • Review process maps and perform internal controls to ensure SOX compliance.
  • Prepare internal/external financial statements and disclosures for SEC filings. Document and review support for SEC filings for accuracy. Prepare benefit plan financial statements.
  • Participate in the design, development, testing, implementation and documentation of accounting systems and related interfaces. Recommend and implement system modifications to improve internal control, increase efficiency or reduce costs. Identify, document, and escalate system issues to the IT department.
  • Perform Hyperion Financial Management administration tasks which include maintenance of the G/L hierarchy and financial statement reports, monitoring of system logic and resolving ad-hoc system/user issues.
  • Assist with researching, documenting and implementing conclusions regarding technical accounting treatment for non-routine transactions and new accounting pronouncements for areas of responsibility.
  • Assist in providing guidance on accounting issues to business groups of the Company as needed.
  • Assist in providing new team members with appropriate training on business processes and system applications for assigned areas of responsibility. Assist in providing direction as needed to team members.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of business processes, procedures and accounting assumptions on an ongoing basis. Recommend and assist in process improvements to improve the control environment and increase the utilization of resources (people, technology, funds).
  • Develop and maintain documentation for business and system processes for assigned responsibilities.
  • Represent the department in meetings and through written and verbal communication with internal and external customers.
  • Perform a variety of other functions/ad-hoc projects as assigned to aid in the department's/company's achievement of goals and business objectives.

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or equivalent education/experience
  • Minimum 3 -4 years of combined public accounting experience or experience in large public company corporate accounting department

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • 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

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • 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 and execute concurrent assignments.
  • Ability to meet deadlines without supervision

What you'll get

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer:

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.
  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more.
  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.
  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more.

Feel Free to be yourself at American

From the team members we hire to the customers we serve; inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.

Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 52098 


Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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