Senior Accountant-Corporate Operations

Accounting Chicago, Illinois


Position at Gogo Commercial Aviation

Gogo is seeking a dynamic Senior Accountant-Corporate Operations to lead the corporate and operational accounting objectives. This role will drive an accurate and timely accounting close process. The Senior Accountant will work closely with the Operations and Finance departments to identify and implement opportunities to increase efficiencies though automation and enhanced workflows while ensuring strong internal controls.

How will you make a difference?

  • Key member of monthly, quarterly and annual accounting closing processes
  • Responsibilities may include processing fixed asset additions, fixed asset disposals, rent use asset and obligation, rent expense, asset retirement obligation analysis and fixed asset impairment analysis
  • Complete fixed asset account reconciliations and rollforwards
  • Perform detailed departmental capital expense reviews, understanding actual results and working with FP&A to identify budget variances
  • Develop and implement business process improvement initiatives around month-end close, accounting processes and procedures, and financial analysis
  • Ensure adequate internal controls are in place and functioning properly
  • Monitor and analyze department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Instill a positive, service-minded attitude and a sense of pride in a job well done by demonstrating personal enthusiasm and team spirit
  • Provide assistance to department heads in analyzing accounting, financial and operational information
  • Partner with the Director of Corporate Accounting to ensure robust and timely financial reviews, internal and external audits, including preparation of work papers and other documentation as required


  • 3-6 years of relevant accounting experience
  • BS in Accounting (preferred) or Finance
  • CPA or CPA candidate ideal
  • Public Accounting and SOX experience ideal

Required Skills, Experience & Talents

  • Possess leadership ability and the capacity for self-direction
  • Excellent knowledge of US GAAP; experience handling complex accounting matters and demonstrating competency in US GAAP, current accounting regulations and internal controls
  • Experience in a multi-divisional, multi-location and multi-currency environment; ability to adapt to the rapid business and organizational changes that accompany a high-growth environment
  • Experience in evaluating and streamlining processes and systems, developing and implementing policies and procedures to achieve operational efficiencies
  • Effective problem solving; methodical, detail-oriented and analytical approach to issue resolution
  • Ability to identify and implement process improvements, be a self-starter, and effectively interact and communicate across multiple organizations/functions
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication and messaging skills
  • Be comfortable using computers and software including, but not limited to, accounting and management information systems, spreadsheets and databases

Preferred Skills, Experience & Talents

  • Strong MS Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); advanced Excel skills required; experience using an ERP system required, with Microsoft Navision a plus

Gogo is the inflight internet company. Our worldwide inflight Wi-Fi services have made internet and video entertainment a regular part of flying. We are a diverse and mission-minded group of professionals all working together in extraordinary harmony. And that’s just the beginning. We connect the aviation industry and air travelers with innovative technology and applications, and we do it all in a high-energy environment that welcomes the next challenge. Be prepared to join a performance-obsessed team that is passionate about bringing the internet to every device, every flight, everywhere.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled

Gogo participates in E-Verify. Details in English and Spanish. Right to Work Statement in English and Spanish.