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American Airlines | Fort Worth, Texas
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Job Description

Additional Locations: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX; None 

Job Description

The Accounting- Temporary Worker Program is a provisional employment opportunity that has been the starting point for many of our current employees. Many accounting professionals began their career with American Airlines as a temporary worker. It's a strategic investment of your time that can lead to a promising career with us. If you are looking to start your career in Accounting and Finance, the temporary worker program can be “your foot in the door”.

During your tenure as a temporary worker, we'll work with you to find the right positions based on your education and former employment. You'll be able to visit various departments within American to help you better understand our company and make informed decisions about your future career path with us. We'll support your search for a full-time permanent position by providing assistance with resume writing and interview techniques that will prepare you for internal interviews at American Airlines.


What does an Accounting- Temporary Worker do?

Accounting temporary workers are responsible for providing clerical support and back-up predominantly to Accounts Payable as well as varying support and back-up to other Finance Department staff. The length of assignments can vary with a maximum of six (6) months and may be located at corporate offices, airports or other field locations.

Additional Qualifications

Here are some of the key responsibilities:

  • 6 months to 2 years’ accounts payable and/or general ledger accounting experience
  • Highly detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines with a great sense of urgency and accuracy
  • Execute basic research functions within SAP software.
  • Create/update Microsoft Excel files
  • Assist in monthly closings as needed
  • Performs general accounting tasks/duties (e.g. conducts audits, reconciles accounts, completes debit memos, completes journal vouchers, etc.)
  • Assists in performing quality control duties (e.g. completes quality audits)
  • Researches and resolves accounting discrepancies in a timely manner, including correspondence with external contacts, when necessary
  • Responsible for various accounting related functions


The rate of pay for this position is $12.05 per hour. Temporary workers have the benefit of applying for the Company's internal vacancies on the first day of their assignment. However, the temporary position does not include employee medical benefits or flight privileges.

Job Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance is a plus
  • Experience in high-volume, fast-paced accounting environments in which daily performance expectations are assigned and measured, strongly preferred
  • Minimum typing skill of 35 W.P.M.
  • 10 key touch
  • Possess excellent office, organizational and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Excel and Word
  • Must be able to read, write, fluently speak and understand the English language
  • Must fulfill FAA criminal background checks to qualify for unescorted access privileges to airport security identification display areas (SIDA), if applicable
  • Must be able to secure appropriate airport authority and/or US Customs security badges, if applicable
  • Must have acceptable credit, which will be verified if required for the department

Additional Locations: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX; None 

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld(R) Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation.

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