Senior Tax Accountant

Jetblue Airways New York , NY 10007

Posted 3 weeks ago

Position Summary

The Senior Tax Accountant primarily supports and facilitates income and franchise tax compliance, accounting, research and planning. The Senior Tax Accountant demonstrates strong tax knowledge and technology skills, including spreadsheet, research and compliance software, and the ability to meet deadlines. The SeniorTax Accountant supports the Tax Manager includingassistance with supervision and review of work performed by staff.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Preparation and review of income and franchise tax returns for federal and state jurisdictions

  • Preparation of income tax provision and accruals

  • Document FATCA compliance and preparation of Form 1042

  • Preparation of the income and franchise tax budget

  • Perform and review analysis and reconciliations of general ledger accounts

  • Maintain technical tax skills pertinent to the position

  • Ensure appropriate documentation and internal controls are maintained

  • Perform research to support tax compliance and planning

  • Coordinate and assist with audits by tax authorities and internal/external financial audits

  • Recommend and assist with process improvements

  • Ability to meet deadlines, including filing due dates and quarterly financial reporting

  • Occasional supervision of staff

  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

MinimumExperience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting, tax or finance

  • Three (3) years of corporate income tax or relevant experience, including working knowledge of corporate tax compliance and ASC 740 provision (formerly FAS 109)

  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines

  • Proficient in analytical, accounting and documentation skills with strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • 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

  • Master's Degree/CPA

  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite (including spreadsheet expertise), tax compliance and research systems

  • Public accounting experience

  • Experience with ERP systems (SAP 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

  • 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))


  • 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)

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the crewmember(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of individuals in this position. Position Expectations may be subject to change as the needs of the organization change.

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.

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Senior Tax Accountant

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