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Alaska Airlines Financial Planning & Analysis and Controller - Fuel in Seattle, Washington

Company Alaska Airlines

The Team

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 Fuel Controller is the sole subject matter expert in fuel financial and analytical activities within Alaska Airlines. As an individual contributor, this role defines long-term strategy for executing and managing the fuel financial strategy for Alaska Airlines (AS) and Horizon Air (QX), and exercises considerable latitude and initiative to solve and oversee the day-to-day fuel-related financial functions, including forecasting and budgeting, invoicing, and fuel inventory planning. The Fuel controller will play a critical role in evaluating and shaping our SAF strategy.

Key Duties

  • Lead fuel forecasting and budgeting for fuel operations, supply, and capital spend

  • Guide the SAF financial plan to shape the strategies for long-term investments, offtakes, and partner relationships

  • Manage and develop SAF Book & Claim, assuring a robust process built with integrity

  • Own the analysis for fuel sourcing activities, assuring a rigorous process in all contract and sourcing activities

  • Define internal control policies to ensure a robust and accurate invoice review process

  • Influence across the company to build business cases for fuel investments and outline opportunities to improve fuel financial performance

  • Provides direction on fuel inventory through seasonal and transition periods, ensuring operational readiness and that financial liabilities are effectively managed

  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the broader fuel market and oil industry, and the implications for the airline’s fuel financial performance and supply position

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 7 years of experience in finance, aviation, analytics accounting, or audit, with fuel or similar high-value commodity accounting experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related discipline, or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.

  • Experience with inventory management and principles

  • Minimum four years managing large-scale, complex financial programs with experience in a public company

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

  • Strong working knowledge of key financial tools such as NPV, ROIC.

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with internal customers and suppliers to build positive relationships and achieve results.

  • Proven ability to drive change and process improvement.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • Minimum four years managing large-scale, complex financial programs with experience in a public company

  • CPA or master’s degree with a focus in Business, Finance or Economics.

  • Experience with Tableau

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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

Salary Range

$106,000 - $169,600 / 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 stand-by 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.

FLSA Status Exempt
Employment Type Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Requisition Type Management
Location Seattle
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. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2023-10003
Category Corporate & Operations