Accountant I Financial AccountingAccountant I Financial Accounting, Dallas, Texas, United States

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We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.

Responsibilities:

WORK ACTIVITIES/CONTEXT:

  • Responsible for reconciling specified General Ledger accounts.
  • Prepares journal entries to record General Ledger activity.
  • Interfaces with other departments, as well as with Internal and External auditors.
  • Extended hours and some weekends required during peak times.
  • Assists in training new Employees.
  • Fast-paced environment. Must be able to handle complex issues and be able to perform well under pressure.
  • Provides explanations for variances in specified General Ledger accounts.

Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.

May perform other job duties as directed by Employees Leaders.

Qualifications:

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.

EDUCATION:

  • BBA with at least 12 hours Accounting coursework required; Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance preferred.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Up to two years accounting experience required, preferably with a public company or public accounting firm, and preferably with some experience in accounting for fixed assets.

LICENSING/CERTIFICATION:

  • CPA preferred.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

  • Ability to stand, bend and sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift and carry 40 pounds.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/KNOWLEDGE/WORK STYLE:

  • Demonstrates dedicated, proactive Customer Service to all internal and external Customers.
  • Builds strong working relationships and works effectively as part of a Team.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; able to analyze data, draw conclusions, and make recommendations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; solution-driven; provides effective recommendations to leader.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, with ability to manage detailed, concurrent tasks; ability to successfully meet deadlines and perform under pressure; displays a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive situations.
  • Working knowledge of SWA budget process preferred.
  • Demonstrates integrity in all actions and decisions.
  • Good understanding of accounting principles and operations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • ERP systems knowledge preferred.

Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must meet confidentiality expectations as to confidential, proprietary and sensitive Company information.

Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.

Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, qualified disabled, and covered veterans. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected status.

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Job Code
2015-12741
Employment Type
Full-Time
Job Location
Dallas, Texas, United States
Required Trades
Project Accountant
Required Certifications
N/A
Job Posted Date
2015-12-02
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