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United Airlines Senior Manager - 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

This position supports Finance leadership in their roles as partner to the business. As such, this position is directly responsible for executing department strategy to ensure the accurate booking of financial data and for the creation of accurate budgets and forecasts which will be used for informed decision making and in providing accurate external financial guidance.

  • Utilizes models to generate annual operating and capital plans as well as an 18 month rolling forecast

  • Provides variance analysis and explanation to divisional leadership, senior leadership, and the Finance Department

  • Significant ad-hoc project, budget and forecast scenario analysis will be required

  • Support labor and procurement negotiations associated with the execution of contracts

  • Provides leadership to the planning organization to ensure accomplishment of goals set by the management team

  • Meeting participation/contribution involving key business and finance issues

  • Create long range plan, annual capital, operating and overhead budgets

  • Present analysis to Senior Management

  • Will have responsibility for direct reports of Financial Analysts


  • Bachelor's degree in finance, business or related field

  • 5 years of progressive financial planning & analysis responsibility

  • Advanced knowledge in accounting and financial statements

  • Advanced knowledge in financial analysis principles

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products

  • Excellent analytical and communication abilities

  • 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


  • MBA or Masters in Finance

  • Hyperion Planning

  • Oracle experience

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

Division: 40 Finance

Function: Finance

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled