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United Airlines Analyst - Financial Planning & Analysis in Chicago, Illinois

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Finance overview

The Finance department, which manages the company's budgets, forecasts and investments, and provides analysis of our financial performance and strategies.

Job overview and responsibilities

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


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related area of study

  • +1 year of work experience which may include completion of at least one internship in a finance-related field or work experience in an analytical role

  • Track record of outstanding analytical and problem solving skill

  • Proven ability to prioritize a range of responsibilities

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work well with others

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 40 Finance

Function: Finance

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled