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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Accountant 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 Mileage Plan Accountant is responsible for developing solutions to supports the Mileage Plan team with month-end accounting duties, including recording complex journal entries and owning balance sheet account reconciliations at Alaska Air. As an individual contributor, this role makes recommendations to improve and be responsible for settlement and balancing of amounts owed or due to external Mileage Plan partners.

Key Duties

  • Supports the Mileage Plan accounting team on month-end close accounting functions by owning complex account reconciliations and related journal entries.

  • Executes settlement and accounting for partner airline loyalty activity and serves as point of contact for remediation of identified imbalances with external parties.

  • Reviews contracts with loyalty partners to identify and account for critical settlement terms.

  • Reconciles mileage activity as invoiced, including the co-brand credit card partner, hotels and other partners as identified.

  • Assists in the preparation of month-end reporting deliverables and other ad-hoc reporting as requested.

  • Partners with the Mileage Plan principal to complete critical accounting assumptions annually, or other ad-hoc plan updates as required.

  • Continuously improves the account reconciliation process, including identifying automation opportunities to ensure efficiency and promote productivity.

  • Collaborates with external auditors to answer questions or provide details in support of Air Group’s annual financial statement audit.

  • Collaborates with Mileage Plan and SOX teams to provide input and updates to SOX narratives and controls.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 1 year of experience in public accounting, or 2 years of experience in accounting or related area.

  • 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 meet tight deadlines and prioritize workloads under pressure.

  • Excellent critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving skills and a process improvement mindset.

  • Strong organization and time management skills, with the ability to work cross-divisionally and to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, with advanced Excel capabilities.

  • 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 or other regional public accounting experience.

  • Experience with PeopleSoft financials and Blackline.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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

Salary Range

$61,600 --- $92,400 / 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
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
Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2023-10296
Category Corporate & Operations