Alaska Airlines Senior Auditor Audit Programs in Seattle, Washington


Manager Audit Programs


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, Mexico and Costa Rica. Our roots date to 1932 and are symbolized by the Alaska Native 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, with Virgin America, is the premier airline for people on the West Coast, and together with its sister carrier Horizon Air, flies to more than 115 destinations. The two airlines are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) with annual revenues exceeding $7 billion.


Role Summary The Senior Auditor, Audit Programs provides independent and objective assessment of internal controls governing business, operational, and safety processes. Collaborating with management, this role conducts routine and special reviews promoting risk management awareness, operational safety assurance, and helps to develop actionable plans to resolve audit findings.

Scope & Complexity

  • This position supports auditing activities for Alaska Air Group (AAG) and its subsidiaries.

Key Duties

  • Supports Alaska Air Group (AAG) by providing an independent and objective assessment of internal controls governing business, operational, and safety processes.

  • Demonstrates project management and operational analysis by significantly contributing to audit engagement teams ranging from one to three professionals on risk-based reviews of business, operational and safety processes in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing

  • Collaborates with management to address business risks and to help develop actionable plans to resolve audit findings.

  • Promotes risk management awareness and operational safety assurance throughout the organization by facilitating the development of tools and techniques that strengthen risk management and internal controls.

  • Assist in the performance of special reviews including, but not limited to, system implementations, whistle-blower investigations, cost-benefit analyses, safety/regulatory and/or corporate compliance investigations.

  • Supports external reviews of company operating divisions by supporting both business and aviation-specific projects such as: annual external audits, the Department of Defense (DOD) surveys, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)

Job-Specific Skills (years of experience, key knowledge, skills & abilities)

  • A minimum of two years of experience, with at least 1 year of risk-based auditing, project management, quality assurance, or operations analysis is required.

  • A demonstrated affinity for integrated audit approach (e.g., IT audit knowledge, electronic workpaper experience, and/or Computer Assisted Auditing Tools) is required.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.

  • Strong analytical skills are required.

  • Professional curiosity, personal accountability for results, strong credibility with peers, subordinates, and leaders are required.

  • A proven track record of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment on large or complex projects is required.

  • Must be process driven and a strong safety advocate; must have experience contributing to cohesive, results-oriented teams, and to deliver high-quality results within time budgets and in accordance with audit methodology and standards.

  • Experience in aviation, safety, "Big 4" experience, or advanced audit qualification, (e.g., Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or similar, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or similar), or actively pursuing such certification, is strongly preferred.

  • The ability to understand, audit, and document complex business and operational processes, including effectively scoping audit projects and contributing to all project phases (planning, fieldwork, reporting, and follow-up) is preferred.

  • A strong understanding of risk-based auditing techniques is preferred.

  • Minimal travel is required.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

  • Embody the Alaska Spirit and conduct oneself with Professionalism, Integrity, Resourcefulness and Caring


  • A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree is required.

  • A Master's degree is preferred.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • Minimum age of 18

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


The location for this position is in Seattle, Washington


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. Our values reflect who we are at work and in our communities: Own Safety, Do the Right Thing, Be Kind-Hearted, Deliver Performance, and Be Remarkable. Alaska Airlines also fosters a diverse and inclusive culture and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air do not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants are also protected by law.

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Job ID: 32356

Location: Seattle, WA

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular