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United Airlines Senior Analyst - Financial Planning & Analysis in Gurgaon, India

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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 is directly responsible for working with different finance divisions across Commercial and Operations to ensure the accurate booking of financial data and creating accurate budgets and forecasts, which will be used for informed decision making and providing accurate external financial guidance. Utilizes models to generate annual operating plans as well as long-range rolling forecasts. Provides variance analysis and explanations to departmental leadership, senior leadership, and Finance. Provides ad-hoc budget and forecast scenario analysis as required. Completes and reviews capital analyses and AFEs involving business partner sponsored projects. Tracks and reports division headcount and productivity. Identifies and aides in delivery of revenue and cost initiatives.

  • Conduct financial support, analysis and reporting for department leadership and finance, including budget and forecast scenario analysis, headcount productivity tracking and reporting, capital project analysis and AFEs, identification and analysis of revenue and cost initiatives

  • Perform routine reporting, ad hoc analysis, and presentations for department and finance teams, such as monthly capital forecasts, department financial results, variance analysis, and projections

  • Help in building team's competencies in one or more of the following areas- Process improvement, Data governance and dashboarding, RFP analysis and financial modeling

  • Participate and contribute to business and finance meetings

  • Build and manage relationship with stakeholders of at least 2 business lines/divisions - Responsible for regular finance functions and delivery of adhoc analyses projects for the divisions; also responsible for liaisoning with the stakeholders for project sourcing, delivery and management

  • Assist leadership in hiring activities and in developing and imparting finance specific trainings

  • Mentor young analysts

This position is offered on local terms and conditions. Expatriate assignments and sponsorship for employment visas, even on a time-limited visa status, will not be awarded.


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, especially Excel and PowerPoint

  • Knowledge of accounting and financial statements

  • Communication/interpersonal skills

  • Passion for data, analysis, and getting to the right answer

  • Strong background and comfort with building financial models

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

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


  • Knowledge of ThinkCell, Hyperion Planning and Oracle Financials experience

  • MBA or master’s degree in finance, Accounting, Economics, or related area or equivalent work experience

  • FP&A experience preferred, Minimum 1-2 years of post MBA experience in a finance role

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

Division: 40 Finance

Function: Finance

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled