Alaska Airlines

Senior Financial Systems Analyst

Alaska Airlines - Posted 24 days ago
$89k-134k/year  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Financial Analyst salary records


Seattle, WA

4+ years
Company size
23k employees

Airport:  Seattle Tacoma Intl (SEA)

Financial Analyst 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 Summary

The Sr. Financial Systems Analyst is a subject matter expert in part of the delivery and support team focused in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Integration, software selection, business process improvement and automation for Alaska Airlines. As an individual contributor, this role exercises considerable judgement to make decisions as the day to day functional point-of-contact, this analyst is responsible to review, analyze and evaluate user needs to formulate and implement solutions that address business strategies, in partnership with a team of analysts, routinely exercises discretion as they liaise with business partners to solve routine to moderately complex to highly complex problems and improve processes for the Alaska Airlines.

Key Duties

  • Serves as PeopleSoft subject matter expert supporting General Ledger, Asset Management, Accounts Payable, or Purchasing modules.
  • Understands the strategic direction of the organization and why projects are being done.
  • Displays ability to easily balance the big picture (strategic vision) of the organization with the day to day operations or projects.
  • Leads process improvement by investigating, identifying, and implementing PeopleSoft features or modules not currently in use; identifying areas where business processes depart from delivered PeopleSoft 9.2 software solutions; providing input into FSCM selective adoption strategy.
  • Evaluates and documents the impact of cross-divisional projects on Finance division systems and processes.
  • Interacts with business customers (internal and external) to understand and document their business processes and requirements.
  • Performs all phases of ERP application development lifecycle including requirements analysis, fit/gap, design, development, test and deployment.
  • Creates and maintains business requirements documents, system configuration documents, detailed functional specification documents, test plans and test cases, user training documents and implementation documentation as necessary.
  • Leads and performs all phases of application testing including system, integration, parallel; ensures issues are identified, tracked, reported on and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Works collaboratively with development teams to design, test and implement system modifications and ensures successful delivery of the work products.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of business practices, regulations, workflows, and systems design in the assigned subject matter area; understands and maintains configurations and integration between functional areas.
  • Provides ongoing analysis, maintenance and functional support for Financial systems throughout the organization.
  • Liaises with technical support and finance team end-users to resolve complex system errors/inquiries.
  • Provides guidance and mentorship to other analysts on the team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 4 years of experience with functional analysis supporting PeopleSoft Financials or another large enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
  • Bachelor’s degree, with a focus in Finance, Accounting or Information Technology, or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.
  • Thorough understanding of the business; P2P (Procure to Pay), Financial Reporting or Accounting.
  • Ability to quickly learn processes and systems and recommend appropriate changes, to gain stakeholder buy-in.
  • Proven conceptual, analytical, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Passionate about business being done right with the ability to produce timely and accurate results.
  • A self-starter who takes ownership of their work and excels with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and effectively manage multiple, concurrent tasks.
  • A strong disposition for customer service supported by excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
  • Willingness to learn from and return value to Finance stakeholders by working collaboratively with others and as part of a team.
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • PeopleSoft experience in a functional/business analyst or support role:
  • PeopleSoft query skills
  • PeopleSoft Financials Data Model
  • PeopleSoft security
  • PeopleSoft implementations/upgrades in 9X
  • Oracle PUM continuous delivery, selective adoption model
  • Airline experience.
  • CPA certification.
  • International Institute of Business Analysis CCBA or CBAP certification.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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

Salary Range

$89,200 -- $133,800 / 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 standby 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.