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

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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.

All senior analysts within the broader 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

  • Analyzing cost trends and resource utilization and developing relevant performance metrics

  • Developing profitability and cash flow forecasts


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or related area of study

  • Minimum 3 years of analytical work experience demonstrating increasing responsibility

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, specifically Excel and PowerPoint

  • Track record of outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Proven ability to prioritize a range of responsibilities and adapt as business problems change

  • 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


  • Hyperion Planning, Oracle Financials experience

  • SQL, database querying ability

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

Division: 40 Finance

Function: Finance

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled