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Financial Planning Analyst

Company: Alaska Air Group
Location: Seattle
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Alaska Airlines Financial Planning Analyst Seattle , Washington Apply Now 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 Specific DetailsThis position is in person.Role SummaryAlaska Airlines is seeking a Financial Planning Analyst to join the Financial Planning and Analysis team. This 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 find talented individuals who embody the Alaska spirit, demand high performance, and deliver results to our internal customers. The ideal candidate is optimistic, open minded and curious, comfortable in a fast paced, changing environment, and understands airline business is won and lost on the margins. Therefore, we are constantly striving to do a little bit better while driving costs down.As a member of the FP&A team, this Analyst works in a fast-paced, high-exposure team whose responsibilities include financial analysis, 3-year metrics reporting, key performance indicator modeling, competitive analysis and industry benchmarking, and what-if scenarios. The FP&A team will develop, manage, and maintain models to support company activities. The team also coordinates monthly close process for various divisions where needed, including accruals, PO system management, invoice review and research, and data entry into relevant support databases/models. The team assists and guides cost center managers with individual problems of planning, cost control, budget preparation, variance research and business case preparation. You must be able to lead and drive completion, finance projects and initiatives of varying scopes and sizes.Key DutiesIn the FP&A I, under general supervision, you will analyze financial data and make recommendations for moderately complex business problems and provide input into solutions.In the FP&A II you will use solid understanding of financial fundamentals to analyze data, make recommendations for approach to solutions and make recommendations for solutions to complex business problems.In the FP&A III, as a subject matter expert in financial fundamentals, analysis and modeling, you will apply deep knowledge and use considerable judgement to determine the approach to ambiguous challenges, exercise considerable judgement to make decisions and influence across the company with minimal direction from leadership.Job-Specific Experience, Education & SkillsFP&A IRequiredBachelor's degree with a focus in finance, accounting, economics or related field, or two years of experience in finance, accounting, investment banking or related area in lieu of this degree.Working knowledge of accounting/finance fundamentals.Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and databases in general, including experience with a variety of Excel's math functions and pivot tables.High school diploma or equivalent.Minimum age of 18.Must be authorized to work in the U.S.FP&A IIRequired2 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.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.High school diploma or equivalent.Minimum age of 18.Must be authorized to work in the U.S.FP&A IIIRequired4 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 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.High school diploma or equivalent.Minimum age of 18.Must be authorized to work in the U.S.Job-Specific Leadership ExpectationsEmbody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.Total RewardsAlaska Airlines and Horizon Air pay and benefits can vary by company, location, number of regularly scheduled hours worked, length of employment, and employment status.Medical, dental and vision benefits401k match programMonthly incentive pay planAnnual incentive pay planGenerous paid time offTravel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon AirApply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 11/13/2022
Employment Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Regular/Temporary Regular
Requisition ID 2022-9413
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. If you'd like to view a copy of our affirmative action plans, please fill out an AAP Inspection Request Form. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Keywords: Alaska Air Group, Seattle , Financial Planning Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Seattle, Washington

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