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Alaska Airlines Financial Planning Analyst in Seattle, Washington

Company Alaska Airlines

The Team

Guided by our purpose, core values, and leadership principles, we are creating an airline people love. Our corporate teams set the strategies and operational plans to ensure the success of our company. Whether we use our expertise in accounting, human resources, finance, planning, legal, marketing, or any of our operational divisions, our shared passion for travel and our guests is what motivates us to achieve excellence each day. If you share our passion for creating an airline people love, we want to hear from you.

Role Summary

Alaska Airlines is seeking a Financial Planning Analyst to join the Financial Planning and Analysis team. This 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.

As a member of the FP&A team, this Analyst works in a fast-paced, high-exposure team whose responsibilities include financial analysis, 3-year metrics reporting, key performance indicator modeling, competitive analysis and industry benchmarking, and what-if scenarios. The FP&A team will develop, manage, and maintain models to support company activities. The team also coordinates monthly close process for various divisions where needed, including accruals, PO system management, invoice review and research, and data entry into relevant support databases/models. The team assists and guides cost center managers with individual problems of planning, cost control, budget preparation, variance research and business case preparation. You must be able to lead and drive completion, finance projects and initiatives of varying scopes and sizes.

Key Duties

  • In the FP&A I, under general supervision, you will analyze financial data and make recommendations for moderately complex business problems and provide input into solutions.

  • In the FP&A II you will use solid understanding of financial fundamentals to analyze data, make recommendations for approach to solutions and make recommendations for solutions to complex business problems.

  • In the FP&A III, as a subject matter expert in financial fundamentals, analysis and modeling, you will apply deep knowledge and use considerable judgement to determine the approach to ambiguous challenges, exercise considerable judgement to make decisions and influence across the company with minimal direction from leadership.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills

FP&A I Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus in finance, accounting, economics or related field, or two years of experience in finance, accounting, investment banking or related area in lieu of this degree.

  • Working knowledge of accounting/finance fundamentals.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and databases in general, including experience with a variety of Excel's math functions and pivot tables.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S

FP&A II Required:

  • 2 years of experience in finance, accounting, investment banking or related area.

  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus in finance, accounting, economics or related field, or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree

  • Working knowledge of accounting/finance fundamentals.

  • Self-starter with the ability to set and balance priorities, work independently and take ownership.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and databases in general, including experience with a variety of Excel's math functions and pivot tables.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S

FP&A III Required:

  • 4 years of experience in finance, accounting, investment banking or related area.

  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus in finance, accounting, economics or related field, or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.

  • Experience using net present value (NPV) and associated calculations as a decision-making tool.

  • Experience with cash flow and balance sheet metrics as well as activity-based costing.

  • Knowledge of reporting fundamentals.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly with Excel (and large datasets) and PowerPoint.

  • Strong communication skills, with an ability to explain complex concepts to audiences of varying organizational levels, including executive management.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.

Total Rewards

  • Competitive total rewards package

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k match program

  • Monthly incentive pay plan

  • Annual incentive pay plan

  • Generous paid time off

  • Travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

FLSA Status Exempt
Employment Type Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 7/28/2021
Location Seattle
Equal Employment Opportunity Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information (including family medical history) or other legally protected characteristics. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will also be considered for employment, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law.
People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
We are an E-Verify ® employer, where required by law.
Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2021-6002
Category Corporate & Operations

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