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Alaska Airlines Senior Auditor 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 specific team supports traditional business process audits.

Role Summary

The Senior Auditor, Audit Programs is a subject matter expert in audit risk assessment and control identification at Alaska and Horizon. As an individual contributor, this role exercises considerable judgement to provide an independent and objective assessment of internal controls governing business, operational, and safety processes for Alaska Air Group (AAG) and its subsidiaries.

Key Duties

  • Demonstrates project management and operational analysis by significantly contributing to audit engagement teams ranging from one to three professionals on risk-based reviews of complex business, operational and safety processes requiring independent judgement and initiative.

  • Manages execution of all audit engagements in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

  • Collaborates with senior management to develop solutions to complex business risks by developing actionable plans to resolve audit findings.

  • Promotes risk management awareness and operational safety assurance throughout the organization by facilitating the development of tools and techniques that strengthen risk management and internal controls.

  • Manages projects to support the performance of special reviews including, but not limited to, system implementations, internal investigations, cost-benefit analyses, safety/regulatory and/or corporate compliance investigations.

  • Supports external reviews of company operating divisions by supporting both business and aviation-specific projects such as: annual external audits, the Department of Defense (DOD) surveys, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 3 years of experience in "Big 4" type public accounting/internal audit firm, or 4 years of experience in corporate internal audit, public company internal audit, or related area.

  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus in accounting or internal audit is preferred, or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.

  • Demonstrated affinity for integrated audit approaches (e.g., IT audit knowledge, and/or data analytics tool experience, specifically Alteryx).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical skills

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

  • Professional curiosity, personal accountability for results, strong credibility with peers, subordinates, and leaders.

  • Proven track record of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment on complex projects.

  • Process driven and a strong safety advocate; experience contributing to cohesive, results-oriented teams, and to deliver high-quality results within time budgets and in accordance with audit methodology and standards.

  • Ability to understand, audit, and document complex business and operational processes, including effectively scoping audit projects and contributing to all project phases (planning, fieldwork, reporting, and follow-up).

  • Minimal travel, approximately 10-15% of the time.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

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


  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Data Analytics, Risk Management or Aviation specific.

  • Risk-based auditing, project management, quality assurance, or operations analysis experience.

  • Advanced audit qualification, (e.g., Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or similar, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or similar), or actively pursuing such certification.

  • Strong understanding of risk-based auditing techniques.

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 Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information (including family medical history) or other legally protected characteristics. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will also be considered for employment, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are an E-Verify ® employer, where required by law.
Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2022-7744
Category Corporate & Operations