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

  • Alaska Airlines
  • Seattle, WA

Job Description

Financial Planning Analyst III 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 III is a subject matter expert in financial planning and analysis (FP&A) at Alaska Airlines. 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.

Key Duties

  • Acts as a subject matter expert in FP&A.
  • With minimal direction from leadership, exercises considerable judgment to facilitate procedural changes and technological advances within FP&A to increase efficiency, create financial transparency and drive budget / forecast accountability.
  • Makes recommendations and provides ad-hoc analysis and actionable insights to senior leadership to support cost saving goals and strategies.
  • Owns monthly cadence output, including close process, including market profitability, variance-to-budget and forecast reporting.
  • Prepares financial models and reporting to support Alaska Airlines decision making, including multi-year modeling, competitive analysis / industry benchmarking, and what-if scenarios.
  • Partners with disparate FP&A divisions and corporate groups 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.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 4 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.
  • Experience using net present value (NPV) and associated calculations as a decision-making tool.
  • Experience with cash flow and balance sheet metrics as well as activity-based costing.
  • Knowledge of GAAP.
  • Knowledge of reporting fundamentals.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly with Excel (and large datasets) and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication skills, with an ability to explain complex concepts to audiences of varying organizational levels, including executive management.
  • A self-starter with a bias for action.
  • Detail-driven, with the ability to understand overriding goals.
  • Optimistic, open minded, curious, and comfortable in a fast-paced environment.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • Master's degree.
  • 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.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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

Salary Range

$92,700 - $139,100 / 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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