Chief Accountant

Position # OFC2014-01

Lufthansa Technik is the world's leading independent provider of maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification services for civil aircraft. With tailored maintenance programs and state-of-the-art repair methods we ensure the durable reliability and availability of our customers' aircraft fleets. We are an internationally approved maintenance, production and development company. With its six business units (Maintenance, Overhaul, Component Services, Engine Services, Landing Gear Services and VIP services) the Lufthansa Technik Group offers its approximate 750 customers worldwide, a complete range of services around aircraft technology.

Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico (LTPR), based at Rafael Hern├índez International Airport in Aguadilla, will initially operate two overhaul lines for Airbus A320 C-checks and D-checks, with expansion to five lines within three years. The first layover is due to take place in 2015. 

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The Chief Accountant has the responsibility to manage the company's accounting and the performance of its tax reporting and compliance.  Acts as deputy to the Head of Finance.
Ensures adherence to GAAP / IFRS in recording transactions in SAP.  Participates in month-end / year-end closing and reporting.  Supports the annual report process, budget/strategy process, compliance audits, and group projects in accordance to LH Group Policies and Guidelines.
Prepares monthly reports, including profit and loss statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement, according to the Local GAAP and Group Policies.  
Responsible for relevant tax reports and documentation and accounts payables and receivables. 
Bachelor's degree in Accounting with at least eight (8) years' experience.  Experience in business negotiations.  Excellent analytical and communication skills.  Vast knowledge in accounting principles and local tax and related compliance regulations.  Proficient in MS Windows, Word, Excel; good SAP skills (FI/CO-module) desirable.  Fluent in English (both written and spoken).  Available to travel abroad.  CPA preferable.
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer EEO/AA M/F/D/V.