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Alaska Airlines Manager Audit Programs 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 Manager, Audit Programs leads and is responsible for executing on strategy for all audit phases for teams ranging from one to three audit professionals. As a people leader, the Manager, Audit Programs, leads and establishes priorities for the team to audit process risks, monitor emerging risks, and maintain rigorous standards of audit methodology. This position manages audit activities for Alaska Air Group (AAG) and its subsidiaries.

Key Duties

  • Leads all audit phases for teams ranging from one to three audit professionals.

  • Manages audits within time/budget constraints while maintaining quality standards and generating a high level of auditee satisfaction.

  • Communicates effectively with all levels of the organization, particularly senior leadership.

  • Partners with management to develop risk-based tools and techniques to strengthen operational programs, processes, and controls.

  • Prepares formal written reports, backed by adequate evidence, to support audit conclusions on the adequacy and effectiveness of internal control systems.

  • Partners with management to develop actionable, effective plans to resolve audit findings.

  • Participates in audit risk assessment, evaluates coverage levels, and recommends annual audit plan(s).

  • Evaluates the corrective actions taken by management to ensure findings are effectively addressed and resolved.

  • Performs special analyses and reviews, including system implementations and/or safety and compliance investigations.

  • Team Management & Development

  • Models a participatory and team-oriented leadership style, while still effecting change.

  • Works with direct/indirect to maintain a culture of continuous improvement by developing and implementing audit process improvement tools and techniques.

  • Promotes a high performance culture by cultivating and motivating direct/indirect reports through coaching, mentoring, and by providing regular and meaningful feedback.

  • Identifies and provides career development opportunities through developmental assignments and formal/informal training.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 5 years of related experience in business or operational process auditing.

  • 2 years of leadership experience.

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

  • Proven ability to quickly understand complex operational processes, effectively scope assessments, and lead high energy, success-oriented teams.

  • Excellent communication skills (e.g., verbal, written, and listening).

  • Strong analytical skills, process-driven, and a strong safety advocate.

  • Professional curiosity and demonstrated personal accountability for results.

  • Ability to show strong credibility with peers, subordinates, and leaders.

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

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum age of 18.

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


  • Aviation, safety management experience, ‘Big-4’ experience, or advanced audit qualification (e.g., CIA or similar, CPA or similar).

  • Master of Arts or a Master of Science degree.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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

  • Proven ability to lead with, engage, and establish credibility with business partners at all levels.

  • Ability to develop and lead a team forward in their individual development.

Salary Range

$102,100 - $163,300 / 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
Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 3/23/2023
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.
Requisition Type Management
L: #LI-B
Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2023-10282
Category Corporate & Operations