American Airlines International Accountant - Dublin, Ireland in Dublin, Ireland

Please ensure you have the legal right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland

Job Title: International Accountant Level/ Work Group: 1

Reports to: International Accounting Manager Direct Reports: None

Locations: Dublin Airport, Ireland Hours: 37.5 per week

Role Summary

Payroll - Responsible for assisting with the timely and accurate processing of payroll

Disbursements - Responsible for assisting with the timely and accurate processing of disbursements

Tax Filings/Payments - Responsible for assisting with the timely and accurate processing of income and ticket tax filings and payments

General Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assisting with general accounting activities as assigned by the accounting manager

  • Miscellaneous ad hoc projects assigned by department management

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

Payroll Responsibilities

  • Validate payroll data collection and prepare summary files

  • Review contracts and apply processing requirements to specialized workforce groups, such as unions

  • Review payroll reports for processing errors

  • Communicate discrepancies to the accounting manager and/or department timekeepers as necessary

  • Research employee payroll questions

Disbursement Responsibilities

  • Audit and process invoices and payments

  • Audit and process employee expense reports

  • Audit all vendor information before establishment

  • Work with internal and external customers to resolve issues

Tax filings/payments

  • Generate supporting schedules for ticket and income tax filings

  • Prepare VAT filing

General Responsibilities

  • Perform bank and balance sheet account reconciliations

  • Perform a variety of other functions/ad hoc projects as assigned

  • Maintain compliance with accounting/auditing policies and procedures and local laws/regulations


  • 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

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

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

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

  • Maintain and respect confidentiality at all times and to ensure adherence to the Company’s Confidentiality Policy

  • 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.

Person Specification


  • University degree with a focus in accounting or equivalent education/experience

  • At least 2 year of experience in a related accounting field

  • Knowledge of accounting theory, internal control principles, and financial reporting

  • Experience with international business practices, tax and labor laws

  • Commitment to high standards, integrity and ethics

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously; meeting reporting deadlines with a sense of urgency

  • Must possess critical thinking skills as well as being a strategic thinker

  • Ability to handle issues involving sensitivity, confidentiality, and legal exposure

  • Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated excellent qualitative and quantitative analytical skills

  • Proficient with PC and Microsoft Office software (e.g., Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint)

  • Adaptable to change

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

  • Ability to work flexible hours when needed

  • Fluent in verbal and written English


  • ACCA, CPA, MBA, or equivalent education/certification

  • Demonstrated knowledge of airline accounting practices

  • Demonstrated knowledge of SAP

  • Ability to speak additional languages relevant for the countries of responsibility

Please ensure you have the legal right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland.

Closing date for applications is Monday 21 Janaury 2019.

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.