JetBlue Airways Corp. Manager Loyalty Accounting in Long Island City, New York
Position Title: Manager Revenue Accounting
The Manager is responsible for leading the accounting team to ensure JetBlue's frequent flyer/loyalty program, TrueBlue, is reported accurately and on time.This responsibility includes managing several crewmembers and overseeing general ledger postings, reconciliations, forecasting, analysis of budget versus actual, as well as ensuring internal controls are properly maintained. The Manager also ensures successful implementation of all Loyalty Program initiatives, including process development, system testing and technical accounting research, etc.
Manage the accounting for loyalty related programs, including revenue recognition, air traffic liability and related assets and liabilities.
Manage the accounting of JetBlue's Cobranded credit card agreement.
Perform various fair value, cost, breakage etc. analysis to ensure proper assumptions used in accounting.
Ensure the accurate and timely invoicing of loyalty partners.
Interpret and apply the rules of multiple element arrangement accounting.
Research, analyze and conclude on the proper accounting treatment of new revenue sources and initiatives.
Foster a team environment and collaborate with other internal departments and external business partner
Perform budgets and forecasts for areas of responsibility
Manage and ensure resources are adequate for an efficient operation.
Ensure compliance with internal controls; document and develop new procedures when required.
Prepare technical accounting memorandums
Understand contract terms and translate them into the appropriate application of US GAAP.
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Experience and Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Five (5) years' experience in accounting roles, including public accounting and/or with a public company
Proven understanding of accounting theory and United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
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
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
SAP Experience preferred
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
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 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
Normal Office Environment
Generally not required, or up to 10 pounds occasionally, 0 pounds frequently. (Sedentary)
JetBlue Airways Corp. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.