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Position Title: Director Corporate Tax

Position Summary:

The Director Corporate Tax leads the JetBlue Tax team to ensure the accuracy of all tax functions. The Director oversees all tax (excluding payroll); compliance, accounting, forecasting, research and planning, required to meet the Company's tax obligations and to minimize liabilities.

The Director is a key member of the Controller Accounting team that is dedicated to the accurate execution of initiatives in support of the Corporate Strategy. The Director is comfortable maintaining a public profile and presenting in front of large groups, and enjoys interacting daily with people at different levels within the organization. The Director thrives in a non-routine work environment and when receiving primary responsibility for completing tasks under pressure and time constraints. The Director uses appropriate interpersonal styles to influence others and is an effective leader whose personal values match JetBlues Values of Safety, Caring, Integrity, Passion, and Fun.

Essential Responsibilities:

Serve as a key technical resource for all tax functions

Ensure tax compliance and accounting requirements are accurately and timely met

Direct tax planning initiatives to support and align with the Corporate Strategy

Ensure significant tax positions are properly researched and documented

Oversee and manage taxing authority and internal/external financial audits

Maintain proper controls over tax accounting and reporting applications and processes

Ensure the forecast for taxes is timely updated

Partner and manage the relationship with external advisors

Forge strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, including senior leadership, external business partners, and industry groups

Attract, motivate, develop and retain a high performing team

Take a significant role in the development of crewmembers to support the engagement, growth, goal achievement and development of the succession plan and the department

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience and Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in accounting, tax, finance, or a related field

Eight (8) years of corporate tax experience, including in-depth knowledge of income tax accounting (ASC 740 and FIN 48) and tax research systems

Three (3) years leadership experience

Available for occasional overnight travel (10%)

Strong speaking and written skills

Ability to establish credibility and to be decisive

Project management experience

Ability to drive cross-functional collaboration

Able to pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test

Legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located

Preferred Experiences and Qualifications:

Masters in Taxation or Certification as a Public Accountant (CPA)

Airline taxation, excise taxation, and income tax compliance experience

Broad accounting and finance experience

Establishing relationships with leaders across the organization

Establishing relationships with outside tax advisors and government auditors

Leading a large diverse team

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 JetBlues Safety Management System

Promote JetBlues #1 value of Safety as a Safety Ambassador, supporting JetBlues Safety Management System (SMS) components, Safety Policy and behavioral standards

Identify safety and/or security concerns, issues, incidents or hazards that should be reported and report them whenever possible and by any means necessary including JetBlues confidential reporting systems (Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) or Safety Action Report(SAR))

Responsible for adhering to all applicable laws, regulations (FAA, OSHA, DOT, etc.) and Company policies, procedures and risk controls

Uphold JetBlues safety performance metric goals and understand how they relate to their duties and responsibilities


Computer and other office equipment

Physical Effort:

Generally not required, or up to 10 pounds occasionally, 0 pounds frequently. (Sedentary)

Job ID #:37041Location:Long Island City, NY

Area of Interest:FinanceLocation Code:LSC Long Island City SC: Long Island City Support Ctr ( JetBlue )

Employment Status:Full-Time Regular

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.

Associated topics: associate director, chief financial officer, controller, director finance, finance director, financial director, general manager, president finance, recruit, staff

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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