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Alaska Airlines Manager Audit Programs 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 Specific Details

This specific manager position leads Internal Audit's SOX program, around 80% of the time solely focused on SOX.

Role Summary

The Manager, Audit Programs leads all audit phases for teams ranging from one to three audit professionals. This position manages audit activities for Alaska Air Group (AAG) and its subsidiaries.

Key Duties

  • Leads all audit phases for teams ranging from one to three audit professionals.

  • Manages audits within time/budget constraints while maintaining quality standards and generating a high level of auditee satisfaction.

  • Communicates effectively with all levels of the organization, particularly senior leadership.

  • Partners with management to develop risk-based tools and techniques to strengthen operational programs, processes, and controls.

  • Prepares formal written reports, backed by adequate evidence, to support audit conclusions on the adequacy and effectiveness of internal control systems.

  • Partners with management to develop actionable, effective plans to resolve audit findings.

  • Participates in audit risk assessment, evaluates coverage levels, and recommends annual audit plan(s).

  • Evaluates the corrective actions taken by management to ensure findings are effectively addressed and resolved.

  • Performs special analyses and reviews, including system implementations and/or safety and compliance investigations.

  • Team Management & Development

  • Models a participatory and team-oriented leadership style, while still effecting change.

  • Works with direct/indirect to maintain a culture of continuous improvement by developing and implementing audit process improvement tools and techniques.

  • Promotes a high performance culture by cultivating and motivating direct/indirect reports through coaching, mentoring, and by providing regular and meaningful feedback.

  • Identifies and provides career development opportunities through developmental assignments and formal/informal training.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 5 years of related experience, business or operational process auditing.

  • 2 years of leadership experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree, with a focus in a discipline related to this role, or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.

  • Proven ability to quickly understand complex operational processes, effectively scope assessments, and lead high energy, success-oriented teams.

  • Excellent communication skills (e.g., verbal, written, and listening).

  • Strong analytical skills, process-driven, and a strong safety advocate.

  • Professional curiosity and demonstrated personal accountability for results.

  • Ability to show strong credibility with peers, subordinates, and leaders.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • Aviation, safety management experience, ‘Big-4’ experience, or advanced audit qualification (e.g., CIA or similar, CPA or similar).

  • A Master of Arts or a Master of Science degree.

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 5/16/2021
Equal Employment Opportunity Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws.
We participate in E-Verify, a service of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA), where required.
Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2021-5560
Category Corporate & Operations