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American Airlines Accounting Manager in Tokyo, Japan

Please make sure you have the legal right to work and live in Japan prior to applying to this position. As part of your application please upload your documentation to validate you have the right to work and live in Japan. Please note that the possession of a U.S passport does not qualify for work permission in the Japan.

Intro

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

  • Responsible for managing the local accounting functions accurately and timely in compliance with laws/controls within the assigned countries of responsibility

  • The role is a part of the Japan Accounting team within International Accounting group.

What you'll do

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Responsible for managing several functional accounting areas within the local accounting office.

  • Prepare tax filings/payments as required by local authorities for your countries of responsibility

  • Responsible for ensuring integrity of accounting information and compliance with local laws, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and company controls

  • Responsible for the preparation of the month-end account reconciliations, journal entries and support schedules

  • Support the employee payrolls and HR benefits processing for country

  • Review/approve local disbursements in accordance with the company’s authority policy

  • Work with internal/external auditors to provide requested support

  • Provide local support to the company resolving issues that arise

  • Represent your country in cross-departmental work groups and ad-hoc assignments

  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of all duties assigned to you and your team

  • Work multiple projects simultaneously, complying with required deadlines and adjusting priorities

General

  • To take reasonable care of the health and safety of self, as well as the safety of others who may be affected by his/her acts or omissions. To co-operate with AA as far as is necessary to enable AA to comply with all relevant statutory provisions. To immediately report serious risks or concerns over safety issues

  • To comply with the AA Rules of Conduct Europe & Pacific and work within the context of all Company’s policies & procedures

  • To maintain a standard of dress code that is appropriate to the role and in accordance with the Company’s uniform/dress policy

  • To be aware of and sensitive to differences and work in a way consistent with the principles of equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice

  • To maintain and respect confidentiality at all times and to ensure adherence to the Company’s Confidentiality Policy (currently under review)

  • To actively participate in regular coaching & counselling meetings, performance reviews and development meetings

  • To undertake appropriate training as agreed with their manager and to take responsibility for self-development

  • To undertake any other duties which are consistent with the position. This job description is intended as a guide to the main responsibilities of the position and not an exhaustive list of duties and tasks

This job description is subject to periodic review and it is expected the employee will contribute to the continued development of the role and work flexibly in response to the changing business needs and operational requirements.

All you'll need for success

Person Specification

Essential

  • University degree with a focus in Accounting or equivalent education/training

  • At least 3 years supervisory/management experience

  • At least 3 years of related accounting experience

  • Proven experience of International business practices, tax and labor laws

  • Knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and International Financial Reporting Standards

  • Demonstrated excellent qualitative and quantitative analytical skills

  • Ability to work with mainframe based tools; proficient with PC and Microsoft Office software (e.g., Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint)

  • Adaptable to change

  • Ability to motivate employees in working as a team

  • Self-motivated and have a positive hands-on approach

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, with minimal supervision

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Fluent in verbal and written English and additional local languages, if applicable

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to effectively interact with employees at all levels within the organization

  • Ability to deal with confidential subject matters

  • Able and willing to work flexibly with a willingness to undertake Domestic and International travel as required

Desirable

  • MBA, CPA, or equivalent education/certification

  • Demonstrated knowledge of airline accounting practices

  • Demonstrated knowledge of SAP and Hyperion

Language/Communication Skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and written with all levels within the organization

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.

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.

Location: TYO - JP

Job Title: Manager, International Accounting - Japan TYO

Job Level: Management / L4

This advert will close on Monday, 4 March, 2021

Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. American Airlines, Inc fully considers all qualified applicants including those with a criminal history.

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