Expired: Managing Director Audit Programs

Alaska Airlines
Date posted
10 Nov 2017
United States
Seattle, Washington

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Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job ID: 31418

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Location: Seattle, WA

Job Title: Managing Director Audit Programs


Executive Vice President Finance, & CFO


Alaska Airlines is one of the most respected names in aviation and flies throughout its namesake state and the Lower 48, as well as to Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and Cuba. Our roots date to 1932 and are symbolized by the Alaska Native painted on the tails of our aircraft. Guided by what we call the "Alaska Spirit", we pride ourselves on providing a lifeline to remote communities while delivering renowned service to everyone we fly. This commitment has brought us national and international recognition. We've been honored with a variety of awards by readers of Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and others. Alaska, with Virgin America, is the premier airline for people on the West Coast, and together with its sister carrier Horizon Air, flies to more than 118 destinations. The two airlines are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) with annual revenues exceeding $7 billion. .


Role Summary The Managing Director (MD), Audit Programs is responsible for the Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air Audit and Internal Evaluation Program (IEP) functions, executing audits covering finance, information technology, safety, compliance, and operations and supporting the Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) program. This role directs team of 15 permanent employees and one co-source partner. The MD also facilitates the Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program.

Scope & Complexity

  • This senior leadership role directs audit programs for Alaska Air Group (AAG) and its subsidiaries.

  • The MD reports functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and administratively to the CFO, with direct access to the Audit Committee on subjects such as the annual audit risk assessment, the annual ERM risk assessment, the results of audits, fraud and internal control issues, the adequacy of resources provided, and on other matters which may be of concern to either the MD, Audit Programs or the Audit Committee. The MD also has a reporting relationship with the Safety Committee of the BOD and has direct access to the Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air VP, Safety and to the Safety Committee on matters relevant to the IEP.

Key Duties Enterprise Risk Management (ERM):

  • Conducts an annual enterprise-wide risk assessment for Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air and presenting to executive management and the Audit Committee for approval.

  • Partners with executive leadership to regularly report on the status of management's efforts to mitigate enterprise risks, to update SEC-required reports as needed, and to provide sufficient updates to the Audit Committee to allow them to exercise their overs

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