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Title:  Senior Accountant (English & Spanish Bilingual)


Long Island City, NY, US, 11101

Req ID:  21783

Position Summary

The Senior Accountant supports and facilitates the U.S. and foreign passenger tax compliance and accounting functions. The Senior Accountant ensures the company meets its passenger tax compliance obligations by virtue of timely tax return filings and payments, in addition to reconciliation and analysis of corresponding general ledger accounts.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Gather and review data for U.S. and foreign passenger tax returns and payments
  • Prepare reconciliations and analysis of general ledger accounts
  • Prepare and review tax accruals and update forecast as needed
  • Meet deadlines, including filing due dates and monthly financial reporting
  • Assist with and facilitate audits by tax authorities and internal/external financial audits
  • Ensure appropriate documentation and internal controls are maintained
  • Engage and maintain positive and effective work relationships with both internal and external business partners
  • Assist with special requests and projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance
  • Three (3) years of accounting experience
  • Experience with database applications, ERP systems and the Microsoft Office including spreadsheet expertise
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills in both English and Spanish
  • Strong analytical, interpretive and problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Capable of working independently and in a team environment
  • Detail oriented
  • Fluent in English and Spanish
  • Must pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • SAP Experience
  • Business Intelligence Reporting
  • CPA or CPA candidate
  • MBA or MS in Accounting or Finance

Crewmember Expectations:

  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice
  • Well-groomed and 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
  • 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)

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

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