Director Financial Planning & Analysis

Website Alaska Airlines

Looking for a new job opportunity in the SeaTac, Washington area? Consider applying for the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis position at Alaska Airlines. In this role, you will be responsible for leading the financial planning and analysis efforts for the company, ensuring that all financial decisions align with the overall business strategy. Don’t miss this chance to join a leading airline and make a difference in the industry. Apply now for the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at Alaska Airlines in SeaTac, Washington

  • Establish strategic goals and direction for a finance team responsible for providing all aspects of finance support.
  • Act as the primary financial partner to divisional leadership (e.g., MDs and VPs), performing routine monthly close, forecasting, and ad hoc analyses to inform operational and strategic decisions for the division.
  • Lead the budgeting strategy and planning process and supports division leadership in strategy execution through integrated, divisionally owned budget plans tied to key financial and operational metrics.
  • Ensure timely and accurate monthly closing, forecasting, and reporting processes.
  • Review monthly financial and metric performance with division leadership to identify key variances, trends, and potential issues that may materially impact performance.
  • Dive deeper into variances and trends to understand underlying drivers (root cause analysis) and help drive structural fixes and realignment of cost trajectory.
  • Drive continuous improvements in annual budget process and ensure timely, accurate loading of financial budget data.
  • Manage investments through ownership of the business case process and capital management.
  • Provide consultation to key stakeholders by leveraging financial expertise to advise on important decisions, conduct ad hoc analysis, and promote good financial literacy within the company.
  • Develop and maintain financial models for key company activities such as inventory optimization, long-term modeling and metrics reporting, productivity modeling, compensation strategy, labor bargaining, staffing optimization, what-if scenarios, etc., leveraging the power of the TM1 system wherever possible.
  • Monitor and utilize information regarding current industry trends and competitive performance to generate ideas to drive AAG performance improvements.
  • Manage a team of Finance professionals and provide timely feedback, direction, coaching, and development opportunities.
  • Partner with Managing Director, People and Labor Relations on labor negotiations, strategy, and analysis.

Q: What are the education qualifications needed to apply for this job?

A: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required, or an additional two years of training/experience in lieu of this degree. A Master’s degree in business administration, finance, economics, math, or statistics is preferred.

Q: Are there any age requirements for this job?

A: The minimum age requirement for this job is 18.

Q: What experience is required for this job?

A: A minimum of 7 years of financial planning and analysis, or related experience is required. 4 years of leadership experience with at least 2 years directly leading people is also required. Experience working in the airline industry or related fields is preferred. Experience with PeopleSoft, Cognos TM1, Brio, Tableau, or related query tools is also preferred.

Q: What are the benefits and perks of this job?

A: The salary range for this job is $136,000 – $231,200, and the total target compensation range (including bonus and equity) is $178,600 – $302,400. The job description does not mention any specific benefits or perks.

Conclusion:  This job offers a competitive salary and the opportunity to work in the field of financial planning and analysis. The required qualifications and experience indicate that this is a high-level position that offers the potential for leadership and professional growth. If you meet the qualifications and are interested in a challenging and rewarding career opportunity, we encourage you to apply for this job.

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