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Accountant, SOX Compliance

American Airlines
Dallas, TX 75201
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Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 48377 


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

  • Working closely with external auditors, this position is responsible for performing tests of the Company's controls as part of the Company's annual assessment on the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting.
  • The role is a part of the SOX Compliance team within our Finance group.

What you'll do

As noted above, 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.

  • Perform day-to-day functions around the Company's annual SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act) Section 302 and 404 compliance efforts, including preparing control process maps and testing of critical SOX controls

  • Work with process owners to develop action plans and remediate any control deficiencies

  • Work with the Company’s external auditors to coordinate audit procedures supporting the issuance of their reports

  • Assist business groups by providing guidance on internal control issues, as needed

  • Develop and maintain documentation around SOX compliance test work

  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of business processes, procedures and accounting assumptions on an ongoing basis

  • Recommend and assist in process improvements to enhance the control environment and increase the utilization of resources (people, technology, funds)

  • Represent the department in meetings and through written and verbal communication with internal and external customers

  • Perform a variety of other functions/ad-hoc projects as assigned to aid in the department's/company's achievement of goals and business objectives

  • Keep informed regarding Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) developments and items that could potentially impact the SOX activities of the Company

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or other undergraduate degree with necessary accounting college credits to sit for CPA exam
  • Minimum 1-3 years of professional accounting experience in a large public accounting firm or accounting department for a large public company
  • Familiar with SOX, COSO 2013, and PCAOB requirements impacting accounting and internal controls over financial reporting

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Advanced degree (MBA, MA, etc.)

  • Experience with SEC financial and DOT reporting and applicable regulations

  • Knowledge and experience in the application and the audit of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) 

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • Professional certification (CPA or equivalent) preferred

  • Strong knowledge of accounting theory, internal control principles, and a solid understanding of amounts reported in consolidated financial statements required

  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills and ability to effectively handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment required

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills required

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite required; Working knowledge of SAP accounting and Hyperion reporting systems preferred

  • Flexible/adaptable to constant change and scheduling needs to meet deadlines

  • Ability to work in a team environment required

  • Ability to work on projects and prioritize and execute concurrent assignments required

  • Minimal travel may be required

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.
  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more. 
  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.
  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more

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: 48377 


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Posted: 2021-09-23 Expires: 2021-10-23
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