Intern - Financial Planning & Analysis (Summer 2018)
Location:
Chicago , Illinois
Posted:
October 18, 2017
Reference:
WHQ00001303-MH

    

Job Title: Intern – Financial Planning & Analysis
 
Company Overview
United Airlines is a leading global carrier focused on being the airline customers want to fly, employees want to work for and shareholders want to invest in. Against the backdrop of industry-wide consolidation and historic levels of profitability, United has transformed into a financially strong company. Built on a culture of Working Together, United is well positioned to deliver meaningful profitability and sustainable long-term value for our shareholders. Highlights of United Airlines include:
  • World’s most comprehensive global route network, including world-class international gateways to Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia, Africa and the Middle East, with non-stop or one-stop service from virtually anywhere in the U.S.;
  • Optimal hub locations including key business centers and global gateways such as New York/Newark, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles;
  • A modern, customer-pleasing and fuel-efficient fleet of nearly 700 mainline and more than 500 regional aircraft; and
  • Mileage Plus, the industry-leading loyalty program providing members the most opportunities to earn and use miles.
 Financial Planning Overview
The Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) department is responsible for overseeing United's budget and forecast, long-term business plan, capital plan and financial analysis.  FP&A acts as a challenging business partner, working closely with each organization at United to provide financial and strategic support.
 
Job Description
During your summer experience, you will be fully immersed into our collaborative culture that is built on diversity of thought. Our teams will be looking for your curiosity and your unique point of view. We will look to push your development as an analyst and a leader alike through comprehensive, on-the-job training, leadership development workshops and personalized summer liaisons to help you navigate your internship.  Interns will be given meaningful projects along with the opportunity to interact with and present to leadership. Primary responsibilities include the following (but are not limited to):
 
  • Developing department-level and enterprise-wide annual and long-term budgets
  • Developing the annual capital plan and providing analytical support for capital investment decisions
  • Performing complex analyses, such as evaluating labor productivity or growth opportunities
  • Developing profitability and cash flow forecasts
  • Analyzing cost trends and resource utilization and developing performance metrics
 
In addition, your understanding of United Airlines as a company and the airline industry will be enhanced through chats with leadership and behind-the-scenes tours of airport, baggage and maintenance operations and/or crew training facilities.   
   
Required Skills and Experience
  • Must be a current undergraduate student pursuing a degree in finance, accounting, or related area of study, demonstrating strong academic performance
  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to handle simultaneous projects and adapt to a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Solid interpersonal skills with a focus on teamwork
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Intern duration is 12 weeks
  • Positions are based in Chicago, IL
  • Applicant must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship now or in the future

A little about us:
Connecting people. Uniting the world. Every day, we help unite the world by connecting people to the moments that matter most. This shared purpose drives us to be the best airline for our employees, customers and everyone we serve.

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