Manager Fleet Accounting

JetBlue Airways   •  

Long Island City, NY

5 - 7 years

Posted 180 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Position Summary 

The Manager of Fleet Accounting is responsible for the accounting, analysis, policies, procedures, and controls associated with the fleet.  This includes aircraft and engine purchases, sales, leases and modifications.  This position will also oversee the accounting for aircraft related spare parts inventory, maintenance and fuel accounting.  The role involves working collaboratively with technical operations, engineering, materials, fleet strategy, treasury, fuel,financial planning and analysis, structural cost programs, and legal to provide accounting guidance, budget variance analysis, and contract review to ensure proper accounting. 

Essential Responsibilities 

  • Take a significant role in the development of crewmembers to support the engagement, growth, goal achievement   

  • Accounting for Aircraft Fleet (owned and leased), spare parts inventory, related depreciation/amortization, maintenance agreements and fuel 

  • Depreciation budget, forecast and variance analysis 

  • Partner with Fleet Strategy, Treasury and Technical Operations on fleet and maintenance transactions providing accounting guidance on corporate initiatives 

  • Review aircraft purchase, sale, lease, modification and maintenance contracts to determine proper accounting and make recommendations 

  • Maintain reconciliation of fixed asset and spare parts inventory systems to general ledger  

  • Establish accounting policy and procedures, as well as adequate internal controls over areas of responsibility 

  • Assists in the preparation of the Company’s Security Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and other regulatory reporting  

  • Accounting and reconciliation of fuel expense and inventory 

  • Maintain Sarbanes Oxley internal controls over fuel, including audit of fueling business partner controls 

  • Other duties as assigned  

MinimumExperience and Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance 

  • Five (5) years accounting or aviation finance  

  • Solid understanding of accounting theory and United States Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP) 

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite  

  • Strong analytical skills 

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines 

  • Strong attention to detail 

  • Pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test 

  • Mustbe legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located 

[Field][Field]Preferred Experience and Qualifications 

  • Previous Aircraft, engine and spare parts inventory accounting experience 

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)  

  • Knowledgeable in technical operations maintenance contracts and expenses 

  • Aviation fleet experience (OEM, lessor or airline) 

  • Airline accounting experience 

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) and 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)

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.