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Alaska Airlines Senior Financial Planning Analyst in Seattle, Washington


We're creating an airline people love. It begins with each Alaska Airlines employee, bringing unique strengths and energy to our work in the air and on the ground. Every day, we go beyond what's expected and reach for the remarkable, together.


Role Summary

The Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) 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 join a group who embodies the Alaska spirit, demands high performance, and delivers results to our internal customers. The ideal candidate is optimistic, open minded and curious, comfortable in a fast-paced environment and understands the airline business is won and lost on the margins.

Scope & Complexity

As an individual contributor, this role exercises considerable judgment to make decisions in financial planning activities and provide recommendations to support cost saving goals and strategies. for Alaska Airlines.

Key Duties

  • Acts as a subject matter expert in FP&A.

  • Prepares financial models and reporting to support Alaska Airlines decision making, including multi-year modeling, competitive analysis / industry benchmarking, and what-if scenarios.

  • Provides ad-hoc analysis and actionable insights to senior leadership to support cost saving goals and strategies.

  • Owns monthly cadence output, including market profitability, variance-to-budget and forecast reporting.

  • Work alongside disparate FP&A divisions and corporate groups (Treasury, Network Planning) to complete and present analysis of corporate initiatives of varying scopes and sizes.

  • Assists in the preparation and dissemination of budget goals; analyzing progress on budget targets throughout the process and aggregating final output for Board presentation.

  • Facilitates procedural changes and technological advances within the group to increase efficiency, create additional financial transparency and drive budget / forecast accountability across FP&A.

Job-Specific Skills, Experience & Education


  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in finance, accounting, investment banking, consulting or related field.

  • A Bachelor's degree, with a focus in finance, accounting, or related field.

  • Experience using net present value (NPV) and associated calculations as a decision-making tool, cash flow and balance sheet metrics, activity-based costing and knowledge of reporting fundamentals.

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

  • A self-starter with a bias for action, detail-driven, and the ability to understand overriding goals.

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

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

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


  • Experience with VBA / SQL, predictive analytics, dashboard reporting (Tableau), enterprise planning software (e.g. Cognos TM1), and general ledger system (e.g. PeopleSoft).

  • Knowledge of airline or transportation industry fundamentals and the associated competitive landscape.

  • Ability to learn complex processes and systems, recommend appropriate updates, and facilitate changes.

  • A Master's degree or MBA.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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


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.

Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws.

Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines participate in E-Verify, a service of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA), where required.

Job ID 34707

Location Seattle, WA

FLSA Status Exempt

Full/Part Time

Regular/Temporary Regular