Alaska Airlines

Finance Manager

Alaska Airlines - Posted 1 month ago
$157k-183k/year  + Equity


Seattle, WA

Finance Manager
Career Level
Company size
23k employees

Airport:  Seattle Tacoma Intl

Finance Manager Job description

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 Details

This is an in-office position.

Role Summary

The Manager, of Finance, is responsible for executing the strategy for financial analysis activities for Alaska Air Group (AAG). As a people leader, the Manager, Finance leads and establishes priorities for the team around financial modeling, analytics, business support, and execution with respect to financial statements, ROIC, fleet planning, capital structure, capital spending, cash forecasting, fuel hedging, financing, dividend, share repurchase, credit/financial metrics, and other Treasury matters.

Key Duties

  • Manages and owns financial modeling, analytics, business support, and execution with respect to financial statements, ROIC, fleet planning, capital structure, capital spending, cash forecasting, fuel hedging, financing, dividend, share repurchase, credit/financial metrics, and other Treasury matters.
  • Works on and manages executive and board-level projects and presentations.
  • Partners with the Treasury staff on the evaluation and execution of strategic financing and fleet projects, including aircraft financing, credit facilities, fleet planning, aircraft purchase contracts, sales, leasing, subleasing, and returns.
  • Uses an analytical mindset and critical thinking skills to identify and analyze opportunities, proactively lead discussions, make recommendations, and execute solutions for department initiatives and projects.
  • Owns and leads the company’s fuel and interest rate hedge strategies and drives all aspects of execution.
  • Manages projects and collaborates with other departments, including FP&A, network, financial reporting, and maintenance.
  • Builds relationships with external banking relationships, capital providers and rating agencies.
  • Participates in a shared knowledge work environment, coaching others and building the team’s overall skills.
  • Develops people through effective performance management and ongoing feedback.
  • Fosters a culture of engagement, and holds self and others accountable through trust and authentic relationships.
  • Promotes a high-performance culture by cultivating and motivating direct/indirect reports through coaching, mentoring, and by providing regular and meaningful feedback.
  • Identifies and provides career development opportunities through developmental assignments and formal/informal training.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 5 years of experience in finance, including modeling experience or related areas.
  • 2 years of leadership experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree, with a focus in finance, economics, accounting, mathematics, or a related discipline, or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.
  • Extensive experience with financial modeling and presenting results and recommendations in visual, story-based format.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with limited supervision in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to understand and break down complex data/ideas into key drivers for decision-making.
  • Ability to lead, build, and develop teams through formal and informal feedback.
  • Ability to effectively manage relationships, instruct and coach employees, and drive for results.
  • Proven ability to take initiative and build productive relationships across divisions.
  • Organized/detail-oriented and works as a team player across divisions.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • Direct treasury experience.
  • Bloomberg experience.
  • A Master of Arts/Science degree or a Master 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.

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.

  • Competitive total rewards package
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 401k match program
  • Monthly incentive pay plan
  • Annual incentive pay plan
  • Generous paid time off
  • Travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

FLSA Status Exempt

Requisition ID 2022-8473

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 on 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.

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