United Airlines Supervisor - International Finance and Accounting in San José, Costa Rica

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Job overview and responsibilities

Supervise the day to day accounting and administration functions to ensure proper internal controls, compliance to local government/ company policies & requirements, implementing efficient finance and accounting procedures for the country. Additionally, develop staff by coaching them or provide adequate training to improve process effectiveness.

In addition, this role provides management information and administrative support to regional departments. Local understanding of the law is imperative for the success of this position. Work with business partners to ensure compliance with the Company’s policies and procedures.

  • Supervise/ perform daily local accounting (AR, AP administration, payroll, reconciliation, budgeting) and administration (statutory reporting, treasury/cash forecasting, tax/VAT reporting and compliance, facility management) functions

  • Represent United in dealing with IATA, bankers and tax authorities in country

  • Ensure development and implementation of adequate internal financial controls in order to safeguard company assets, verify accuracy and reliability of accounting data and promote operational efficiency and adherence to management policy and local government requirements

  • Coordinate with Regional Office and to resolve accounting and system related problems and streamline work processes

This position is offered on local terms and conditions. Expatriate assignments and sponsorship for employment visas, even on a time-limited visa status, will not be awarded.


  • Accounting Certification

  • Good communicator

  • Analytical skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be fluent in English and Spanish (written and spoken)

  • At least 2 years of experience in accounting

  • PC and presentation skills

  • Must be legally authorized to work in Costa Rica for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


  • At least 2 years experience working in the airline industry with subordinates