Senior Analyst - Financial Planning & Analysis (MBA)
Chicago , Illinois
October 17, 2017

Job Title:  Senior Analyst – 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.

Job Description

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.


Analysts in the FP&A organization will gain in-depth exposure and experience in the airline industry, with assignments that may include:
  • Developing department-level and enterprise-wide annual and long-term budgets
  • Developing the annual capital plan and 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
Critical Skills and Experience
Experience:   Minimum of 3 years of work experience demonstrating increasing responsibility in one or more of the following areas:
  • Financial planning & analysis
  • Corporate finance
  • Consulting
  • Corporate accounting
  • Engineering – with project management
  • Investment banking
  • Enterprise optimization / continuous improvement
  • Skills:
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office; emphasis on Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong written and verbal communications
  • Highly collaborative team player
  • Working knowledge of financial statements
  • Financial modeling
  • Intellectual curiosity; desire to learn
  • Self-starter
    Education:  Candidate for master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) graduating in winter 2017 or spring 2018
    Certifications:  CPA or CFA appreciated
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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