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Title:  Manager Ancillary Revenue Accounting


Long Island City, NY, US, 11101

Req ID:  52490






Position Title: Manager Ancillary Revenue Accounting (LSC)


Position Summary

The Manager is responsible for ensuring JetBlue's ancillary revenue is accounted for and reported accurately and timely. This responsibility includes overseeing general ledger postings, reconciliations, analysis of budget versus actual as well as ensuring internal controls are properly maintained. The Manager also is responsible for maintaining budgets and forecasts and ensuring successful implementation of all ancillary revenue initiatives, including accounting process and policy development, contract review, technical accounting research, systems testing etc. In addition, this Manager supervises and directs the activities of Staff and Senior Accountants.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Manage the accounting for Ancillary Revenue including JetBlue Travel Products, concession sales, onboard sales, commissions, rent income and various marketing agreements
  • Manage the accounts receivable and collections process, including establishing bad debt reserves and reconciling allowance for doubtful accounts
  • Ensure systems are properly tested and compliant with any accounting and reporting needs when new revenue initiatives are implemented
  • Research, analyze and conclude on the proper accounting treatment of new revenue sources and initiatives.
  • Prepare technical accounting memorandums
  • Perform budgets and forecasts for areas of responsibility
  • Review contracts with an ability to understand contract terms, translate them into the appropriate application of US GAAP, and provide feedback to contract business owner
  • Foster a team environment and collaborate with other internal departments and external business partners
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors, providing audit deliverables as needed
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls; document and develop new procedures when required
  • Manage a team of staff and senior accountants
  • Take a significant role in the development of Crewmembers to support their engagement, growth, and goal achievement
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance OR demonstrated capability to perform job responsibilities with a High School Diploma/GED and at least four (4) years of previous relevant work experience
  • Valid Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Five (5) years’ experience in accounting roles, including public accounting and/or with a public company
  • Understanding of accounting theory and United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Ability to effectively provide and communicate accounting/financial guidance
  • Available for occasional overnight travel (10%)
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located
  • Authorization to work in the US is required, this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Previous airline industry experience
  • Strong analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter who possesses a sense of urgency and an ability to operate in a fast-paced environment with shifting demands
  • Previous experience with supervising others
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with system implementations and/or major system enhancements

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, Passion and Fun
  • Must fulfill safety accountabilities as prescribed by JetBlue’s Safety Management System
  • 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))
  • Responsible for adhering to all applicable laws, regulations (FAA, OSHA, DOT, etc.) and Company policies, procedures and risk controls
  • Uphold JetBlue’s safety performance metric goals and understand how they relate to their duties and responsibilities


  • 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 $81,000.00 and $136,200.00 per year. Base pay is one component of JetBlue’s total compensation package, which may also include performance bonuses, restricted stock units, as well as 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.

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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