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Accountant/Sr Accountant, International Accounting - Spain MAD

American Airlines
Collado Villalba, Comunidad de Madrid 28400
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Please make sure you have the legal right to work and live in the E.U. prior to applying to this position. Please note that the possession of an U.S. passport does not qualify for work permit in the E.U.


This is a full-time position on local Spanish payroll.


Location: Spain Bus / Sls Office (MAD-CTYO) 
Requisition ID: 37121 


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

The job is part of the European Accounting team. In this position you will support the accounting responsibilities within the Madrid Accounting office. The position works among cross functional teams to ensure the accounting activities are appropriately analyzed, processed and documented in compliance with internal controls, process and procedure and local country regulations.

What you'll do
  • Be accountable for the periodic processing of payrolls; ensuring payroll is processed accurately, timely and in compliance with all country specific statutory requirements and appropriate taxes and benefit withholdings are made
  • Be responsible for the related general ledger/financial statement accounting for payroll taxes and employee benefits
  • Interact with managers to answer payroll and related questions; provide training/guidance as required
  • Oversee the disbursement processes ensuring timely and accurate payment processing in compliance with company policy and legal requirements
  • Monitor cash account balances for each country of responsibility
  • Oversee account analysis, reconciliations, and preparation of journal entries to the general ledger
  • Manage the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual tax filings, payments, and supporting schedules
  • Maintain the tax calendar to ensure all filings/payments are done timely to ensure fines and penalties are not incurred
  • Supervise the day-to-day maintenance and projects associated with those areas of responsibility
  • Be responsible for establishing and maintaining strong internal controls to reduce risk of fraud and ensure strong internal controls over financial reporting that are in alignment with local laws and regulations and the Company’s policies and US regulations (such as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Sarbanes Oxley, PCI & PII
  • Be responsible for staying abreast of regulatory labor and tax changes and work with peers to incorporate them into schedules, reports, and monthly procedures
  • Provide technical direction and training to internal customers as necessary
  • Identify and implement process improvements and automation efforts; working with internal customers and external suppliers to achieve results
  • Assist the Accounting Manager with projects as requested and ad-hoc reporting as necessary
  • Perform other duties as required
All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • University degree with a focus in Accounting or equivalent education/experience
  • At least 3 years of experience in the related field
  • Experience with international business practices, tax and labor laws
  • Be fluent in verbal and written English and Spanish
  • Have demonstrated excellent qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
  • Critical thinking skills as well as being a strategic thinker
  • Commitment to high standards, integrity and ethics
  • Proficiency with PC and Microsoft Office software (e.g., Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint)
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to deal with confidential subject matter
  • Self-motivation with the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision
  • The ability to work flexible hours when required
  • Be a good team player
  • Be adaptable to change


Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • CPA, ACCA, AAT, MBA or equivalent education/certification
  • Demonstrated knowledge of airline accounting practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SAP
  • Ability to speak additional European languages


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.


Job Level: 01/02 - management
Requisition ID: 37121 


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Posted: 2020-02-12 Expires: 2020-03-13

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Accountant/Sr Accountant, International Accounting - Spain MAD

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