Alaska Airlines

Senior Manager Loyalty Finance & Accounting

Alaska Airlines - Posted 25 days ago
$130k-208k/year  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Finance Manager salary records


Seattle, WA

2+ years
Company size
23k employees

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 Summary

The Senior Manager, Loyalty Finance and Accounting is responsible for balancing the strategic priorities while ensuring tactical execution for loyalty-related accounting and finance at Alaska Air. As a people leader, the Senior Manager, Loyalty Finance and Accounting leads and establishes priorities for the team that delivers loyalty accounting model updates, loyalty-related project management, and financial analysis of the loyalty program.

Key Duties

  • Leads team and establishes priorities to design and implement strategic solutions to support accurate accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and financial analytics of the Mileage Plan program.
  • Assesses and reviews the accurate and timely performance of Mileage Plan related accounting and reporting, including month-end review of loyalty related balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Cultivates a team that Identifies key variances, trends, or potential issues that may materially impact Air Group’s financial performance.
  • Influences across team to drive improvements and implements changes to existing accounting and finance processes with a focus on efficiency, scalability, and process excellence.
  • Establishes and ensures key internal controls over the Mileage Plan data and processes are adequate.
  • Makes decisions for and Oversees the coordination of audits and settlements associated with key alliance and loyalty partnerships.
  • Utilizes project management skills to coordinate overlapping projects, both routine and ad hoc, such as new partner contracts, valuation analyses, breakage studies, technical accounting assessments, system upgrades and transitions or business changes that impact loyalty data.
  • Manages a team of direct reports with a results-oriented mindset, provides feedback and coaching to the team to promote a high-performance culture.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively to educate enterprise leaders on financial performance and key metrics associated with loyalty and partnership activity.
  • Facilitates external valuations and other projects that require data aggregation, reasonableness reviews, and documentation of changes in formal memos.
  • Advise on revenue accounting considerations and implications of changes to the loyalty program, new or modified partner contracts, and other business changes.
  • Develop people through effective performance management and ongoing feedback, focusing on fostering strategic and systems thinking, development of talent, and succession planning across teams and disciplines.
  • Drive effective diversity, equity and inclusion practices to build a culture of belonging while actively supporting and executing on the company’s D&I initiatives, goals and commitments.
  • Shape culture of the team through action, presence, and reinforcement of behaviors.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 7 years of experience in accounting, or related area.
  • 4 years of leadership experience, with success leading and managing a team.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus in accounting or related discipline, or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.
  • Strong GAAP knowledge, specifically in ASC606.
  • A self-starter who willingly takes initiative and accepts responsibility.
  • Ability to analyze complex data, summarize in a concise manner, and make meaningful business recommendations in a timely fashion.
  • Excellent critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving skills and a process improvement mindset.
  • Proven ability to leverage business acumen and analytic capability as a business partner.
  • Strong documentation and memo-writing skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, with advanced Excel capabilities.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.
  • Big 4 public accounting experience with 2 years of “busy seasons”.
  • 5 years of experience budgeting and forecasting.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft financial systems.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

  • Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.
  • Effectively leads/works with cross-functional teams, drives meaningful changes, and develops and mentor others.
  • Quickly scopes situations, develops an accurate understanding of risks, and develops plans responsive to those risks.

Salary Range

$129,700 - $207,500 / 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 with high-priority status
  • Select the number of confirmed travel credits provided annually
  • 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.

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