Alaska Airlines Financial Planning Analyst II in Seattle, Washington
Job ID: 27913
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Location: Seattle, WA
Job Title: Financial Planning Analyst II
Director, Divisional FP&A;
ALASKA AIRLINES' STORY
Alaska Airlines is one of the most respected names in aviation and flies throughout its namesake state and the Lower 48, as well as to Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Our roots date to 1932 and are symbolized by the Eskimo painted on the tails of our aircraft. Guided by what we call the "Alaska Spirit", we pride ourselves on providing a lifeline to remote communities while delivering renowned service to everyone we fly. This commitment has brought us national and international recognition. We've been honored with a variety of awards by readers of Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and others. Alaska is the premier airline for people on the West Coast and, together with its sister carrier Horizon Air, flies to more than 90 destinations. The two airlines are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) with annual revenues exceeding $4 billion. .
The Financial Planning & Analysis team is a trusted partner for senior leadership driving change and moving the business forward in a highly visible role. As a member of our FP&A; team you will find talented individuals who embody the Alaska spirit, demand high performance and deliver results to our internal customers. The ideal candidate is optimistic, open minded and curious, comfortable in a fast paced, changing environment and understands airline business is won and lost on the margins. Therefore, we are constantly striving to do a little bit better while driving costs down.
Prepare financial analyses to support Air Group decision making including 3-year metrics reporting, productivity modeling, segment profitability, competitive analysis and industry benchmarking, what-if scenarios, etc
Work with division controllers and division leaders throughout company to develop variance reporting and analysis, and monthly forecasts
Develop, manage, and maintain models to support company activities, such as labor reports, industry comparisons, cost and revenue forecasts, fuel price scenarios, etc.
Assists Cost Center Managers with individual problems of planning, cost control, budget preparation, variance research, and business case preparation
Coordinate monthly closing process for various divisions where needed, including accruals, PO system management, invoice review and research, and data entry into relevant support databases/models
Provide ad-hoc analysis and input as required to support division financial decisions, company presentations, etc.
Other duties as assigned
Embody the Alaska Spirit and conduct oneself with Professionalism, Integrity, Resourcefulness and Caring
Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or economics or demonstrable applicable analytical experience required
Two years of demonstrated analytical experience required
Knowledge of / experience with net present value, ROIC and related calculations, cash flow identification and activity based costing or cost and revenue allocations required
Confidence with MS Excel and databases in general, including experience with a variety of Excel's math functions, pivot tables, and some general exposure to query language
Understanding of the general ledger and accounting fundamentals
Experience with VBA, predictive analytics, dashboard reporting and enterprise planning software such as Cognos TM1
Direct experience with PeopleSoft or similar, well-known general ledger system a plus
Knowledge of airline fundamentals and economics
Must be able to work well with others and as part of a team
Must have a willingness to learn from and return value back to FP&A;
Strong organizational and communication skills, with the ability to prioritize
Detail driven with the ability to understand the overriding goals
Self-starter who is able to set priorities consistent with departmental goals and work independently
Must have the ability to clearly communicate (verbally/written/presentation) to individuals at all levels of the company
Minimum age of 18
Must be authorized to work in the U. S
The location for this position is in Seattle, Washington
OUR CULTURE - ALASKA AIRLINES
For eligible employees, our company offers a unique total rewards package that few companies can match, including insurance coverage for medical, dental and vision care, 401(k) retirement savings plans, monthly and annual incentive bonus plans, time off and a generous employee travel program. Each day, we are guided by our core values of Professionalism, Caring, Resourcefulness, Integrity and Alaska Spirit at work and in our communities. Alaska Airlines also fosters a diverse and inclusive culture and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. .
Please apply on or before: January 27th, 2017
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