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Intern, Corporate Accounting

Intern, Corporate Accounting

Date:  Sep 2, 2022

Location: Rio West E Bldg (PHX-RWE1)   
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 62483 


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

As an intern for the Corporate Controller organization, you will be assisting one of the teams in our Tempe, AZ office, which might include Revenue Accounting, Automation, Strategies, Payroll Accounting, or Payroll Operations.

What you'll do

This list is intended to reflect the current job but there may be additional essential functions (and certainly non-essential job functions) that are not referenced. Management will modify the job or require other tasks be performed whenever it is deemed appropriate to do so, observing, of course, any legal obligations including any collective bargaining obligations.


  • Work with various departments including IT support to understand airline data flow, processes and consumption
  • Assist in extraction of data from accounting mainframe systems, transformation and loading of data into big data/data warehouse platform
  • Perform data analysis to find patterns & abnormalities related to various processes
  • Work with subject matter experts on identifying areas of improvement & streamlining business processes
  • Assist with reconciliations of data as needed
  • Prepare Journal Entries, if placed in an accounting role
  • Propose optimization of processes and gather approval from Business stakeholders
  • Identify and evaluate potential new software tools
  • Assist as needed with special projects
  • Design and execute both manual and automated test scripts as well as document, analyze and report the results
  • Other duties as assigned

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited university as an undergraduate student with interest in Business Analytics, Computer Science, Finance, Accounting, or other quantitative discipline
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States


Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Experience with data querying, quantitative analysis, and data analytics, including high attention to detail
  • Able to work with big data/data warehouse tools and concepts
  • Strong work ethic, initiative, and motivation
  • Self-organized
  • Flexible, creative, and able to handle stress well
  • Able to work in a diverse and fast paced environment
  • Strong communication skills – written and oral
  • Team player
  • Skilled with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


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.

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: 62483 

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

Job Segment: Payroll, Quantitative Analyst, Testing, Data Warehouse, Data Analyst, Finance, Data, Technology

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