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Accountant/Senior Accountant, Payroll Tax

Date: May 3, 2019

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Req ID: 27965

Location: Rio West E Bldg (PHX-RWE1) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 27965 


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 Payroll Strategy Team within the Finance Division. ​This position will be responsible for gathering business requirements, testing, implementation and documentation of tax processes, tax authorities and related interfaces impacting the general ledger and payroll systems.


​Specifically, you’ll do the following:

  • ​Assists with all activities for all payroll tax and related system changes and ensures conformance to Company standards, labor agreements, generally accepted accounting principles, tax regulations and internal control requirements
  • Gathers and documents business requirements related to tax processes and business function
  • Assists with developing and performing the testing impacting the taxes related to the payroll system
  • Represents the department in meetings and through written and verbal communication with internal and external customers
  • Assists in identifying and documenting internal controls in support of auditing team
  • Some travel required, as needed


 Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related business field and/or equivalent experience/training
  • At least 3-5 years experience with multi-state tax reporting in a large-scale payroll processing environment
  • Knowledge of internal controls (SOX, fundamental tax regulations, etc.) 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of federal and multi-state payroll tax regulations; ability to research tax regulations
  • Experience with payroll and payroll processes recommended
  • Experience with SAP a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Experience with system design and implementation
  • Ability to read and understand multiple labor agreements
  • Demonstrate outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well under stressful situations
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments, changing priorities with minimal supervision​





Additional Locations: None
Job Level: 3, 4
Requisition ID: 27965 

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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