Financial Planning Analyst II Job at Alaska Airlines, Seattle, WA

  • Alaska Airlines
  • Seattle, WA

Job Description

Financial Planning Analyst II Location Seattle, WA (Downtown area) :

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

The Financial Planning Analyst II is responsible for developing solutions for complex financial analysis at Alaska Airlines. As an individual contributor, this role makes recommendations to improve financial planning activities to support cost saving goals and strategies.

Key Duties

  • Takes initiative to develop solutions and prepare financial analyses and reporting to support multiple business groups within Alaska Airlines.
  • Applies financial acumen and business knowledge to develop and improve complex models to support company activities (e.g., labor reports, line of business costs and productivity, cost and revenue forecasts, etc.).
  • Leads forecasting, cost control, budget preparation, variance research, business case preparation, and other ad hoc projects and analysis and makes recommendations to stakeholders and owners.
  • With limited direction from manager, works independently to innovate and problem solve, implement projects, provide insights, drive change and influence the organization.
  • Analyzes the financial performance data to draw business conclusions and proposes action plans to improve profitability, capital allocation and cash generation as well as corrective action plans as/if needed.
  • Acts as a core contributor to monthly closing process for divisions or corporate, including accruals, PO system management, invoice review and research, and data entry into relevant support databases/models.
  • Guides and mentors FP&A Analyst I's on the team to help develop skillset and strengthen team.
  • Develops, analyzes and reports on the financial strength of Alaska Airlines to create a forecast of the future, and providing periodic reports to management and other stakeholders to help shape the tactical and strategic planning of the company.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 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.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement, attention to detail, and analytical acumen for problem solving in daily activities and analysis.
  • 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.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills and an ability to explain complex concepts to division leadership.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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

Salary Range

$72,600 - $108,800 / year

Salary Details

Pay will be based on multiple factors, including and not limited to location, relevant experience/level and skillset while balancing internal equity relative to other Alaska/Horizon employees. Alaska/Horizon is committed to fair, unbiased compensation along with competitive benefits in all locations in which we operate.

Total Rewards

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air pay and benefits can vary by company, location, number of regularly scheduled hours worked, length of employment, and employment status.

  • Free stand-by travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air
  • Comprehensive well-being programs including medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Generous 401k match program
  • Quarterly and annual bonus plans
  • Generous holiday and paid time off

For more information about Alaska/Horizon Total Rewards please visit our career site and view benefits.

Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 3/17/2024

Employment Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Exempt

Regular/Temporary Regular

Equal Employment Opportunity We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees and do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information (including family medical history), political views or activity, or other legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. We may use your information to maintain the safety and security of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, its employees, and others as required or permitted by law. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, Local area,

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