Alaska Airlines Senior IT Auditor Audit Programs in Seattle, Washington


Manager of 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 IT Auditor, Audit Programs is an integral member of the Audit Programs team. In collaboration with management, this role uses a risk based audit approach to conduct an independent and objective assessment of internal controls governing IT processes and system implementations. This role also promotes risk management awareness, safety assurance, and helps to develop actionable plans to resolve audit findings.

Scope & Complexity This position supports IT auditing activities for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.

Key Duties

  • Supports Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air by providing an independent and objective assessment of internal controls governing IT processes and system implementations.

  • Demonstrates project management and operational analysis by significantly contributing to audit engagement teams on risk-based reviews of IT processes in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

  • Performs Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) IT General Controls testing around key IT and automated business processes as well as key IT reports. SOX program includes collaboration with external audit.

  • Assists in the performance of special reviews including but not limited to: system implementations, operational/safety projects, whistle-blower investigations, and/or cost-benefit analyses.

  • Works collaboratively with management to address their technology risks and help them develop actionable plans to resolve audit findings.

  • Promotes risk management awareness throughout the organization by facilitating the development of tools and techniques that strengthen risk management and internal controls, with a focus on technology risks.

  • Develops an awareness of changes in IT audit practices, regulatory requirements, and IT risk frameworks to understand their impact.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Skills & Education Required

  • A minimum of 3 years of audit related experience with at least 2 years in IT audit in a public accounting firm or public company, with a focus on security, privacy, risk management, or controls.

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

  • Demonstrated affinity for integrated audit approach.

  • An affinity for and ability to quickly understand both legacy and emerging IT processes and systems.

  • Knowledge of risks associated with technology and system implementations required, including relevant internal auditing standards, COSO, COBIT, and risk assessment practices.

  • Ability to translate technical language and complex systems into clear, easy to follow narratives and process flows.

  • Professional curiosity, personal accountability for results, and strong credibility.

  • Proven track record of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment on large or complex projects.

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

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Minimal travel may be required.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Minimum age of 18.

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


  • Experience in aviation, safety, "Big 4" experience, or advanced audit qualification (Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or similar, or actively pursuing such certification)

  • Ability to understand, audit, and document complex technical processes, including effectively scoping audit projects and contributing to all project phases (planning, fieldwork, reporting, and follow-up)

  • Experience using Computer Assisted Auditing Tools (such as ACL).

  • A Master's of Arts/Science degree or a Master's of Business Administration degree.

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


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: 32537

Location: Seattle, WA

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular