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JetBlue Airways Corp. Manager Loyalty Accounting in Long Island City, New York

Position Title: Manager Revenue Accounting

Position Summary

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.

Essential Responsibilities

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

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

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

Work Environment:

Normal Office Environment

Physical Effort:

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.