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Title:  Accountant Staff


Long Island City, NY, US, 11101

Req ID:  52563
Category:  Finance



Position Title: Staff Accountant Fleet Accounting 


Position Summary

The Staff Accountant reports directly to the Manager, Fleet Accounting.  Responsibilities include support for all aspects of Fleet Accounting, including, journal entry and account reconciliation preparation, capitalization and depreciation preparation and analysis and impairment analysis.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Preparation of journal entries related to accounting for the Aircraft Fleet (owned and leased), spare parts inventory, and related depreciation.
  • Responsible for monthly account reconciliations related to the areas noted above.
  • Prepare variance analysis of Balance Sheet accounts and related Profit and Loss accounts.
  • Assist in the preparation of fleet related footnote and MD&A disclosures and commitments schedules for quarterly and annual SEC filings.
  • Assist with quarterly impairment analysis.
  • Assist with creating the budget and ongoing forecasting of depreciation expense.
  • Respond to internal and external auditor requests.
  • Ensure internal controls are effectively maintained for assigned tasks.
  • Recommend improvements to the efficiency of the accounting process and timeliness of deliverables.
  • Assist with ad-hoc accounting projects with minimal supervision, and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field; OR demonstrated capability to perform job responsibilities with a High School Diploma/GED and at least four (4) years of previous relevant experience
  • One (1) year of accounting experience
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Available for occasional overnight travel (10%)
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located
  • Authorization to work in the US is required.  The position is not eligible for visa sponsorship

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or CPA eligible
  • SAP experience

Crewmember Expectations:

  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice
  • Able to maintain a professional appearance
  • When working or traveling on JetBlue flights, and if time permits, all capable crewmembers are asked to assist with light cleaning of the aircraft
  • Must be an appropriate organizational fit for the JetBlue culture, that is, exhibit the JetBlue values of Safety, Caring, Integrity, Fun and Passion
  • Promote JetBlue’s #1 value of safety as a Safety Ambassador, supporting JetBlue’s Safety Management System (SMS) components, Safety Policy and behavioral standards
  • Identify safety and/or security concerns, issues, incidents or hazards that should be reported and report them whenever possible and by any means necessary including JetBlue’s confidential reporting systems (Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) or Safety Action Report (SAR))


  • Computer and other office equipment

Work Environment:

  • Normal office environment

Physical Effort:  

  • Generally not required, or up to 10 pounds occasionally, 0 pounds frequently. (Sedentary)


  • The base pay range for this position is between $50,000.00 and $89,600.00 per year. Base pay is one component of JetBlue’s total compensation package, which may also include access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, crewmember stock purchase plan, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, free space available travel on JetBlue, and more.

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JetBlue Airways is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Nearest Major Market: Brooklyn
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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