Jobs at Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

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Alaska Airlines Manager Accounts Payable 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 Specific Details

This is an in office position.

Role Summary

The Manager, Accounts Payable is responsible for executing on the strategy for accounts payable for Alaska Air Group (AAG). As a people leader, the Manager, Accounts Payable leads and establishes priorities for the team regarding the entry of all payments and employee reimbursements for Alaska Air Group (AAG) accurately, timely, and in compliance with all internal, state and federal rules and regulations.

Key Duties

  • Leads multiple scopes and bodies of work within Accounts Payable, the Accounts Payable Supervisor and team, the Fuel team and the Accounting and Administrator functions.

  • Execute on strategy focused on the needs of the group, determining the direction the department should take and creating action plans to realize those goals, and develop business processes that create efficiency and reduce costs.

  • Recommend appropriate process improvements and/or financial systems enhancements and gain support and sponsorship from key leaders.

  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting the budgets department expenditures.

  • Make decisions as the subject-matter-expert of accounts payable with an understanding of best practices and GAAP.

  • Compile financial data to ensure the proper accounting treatment accounts payable transactions, in a compliant, complete, accurate, and timely manner.

  • Evaluate opportunities to improve productivity and efficiency of team duties.

  • Develop people through effective performance management and ongoing feedback, focusing on delegation for stretch assignments, growing and developing the team for capacity and growth, looking at performance across the team, and time management.

  • Shape culture of team through action, presence, and reinforcement of behaviors.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 5 years of experience in accounting, or relevant area.

  • 2 years of leadership experience.

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

  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

  • Excellent strategy, organizational, project management, interpersonal, leadership, and customer service skills.

  • High energy, positive presence along with top-notch written and verbal communication skills.

  • Innovative, resilient, fact-based and creative solutions-focused mindset, with ability to manage multiple priorities and thrive in a rapidly changing, collaborative environment.

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

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

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


  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.

  • Direct supervisory experience with a demonstrated ability to build positive and constructive relationships with direct reports.

  • Experience with PeopleSoft Financials and querying of relational databases.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Where permitted by applicable law, new hires must have received the COVID-19 vaccine. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities or for a sincerely held religious belief.

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
Employment Type Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
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. 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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Requisition Type Management
Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2022-8827
Category Corporate & Operations