United Airlines Analyst - Financial Planning (undergraduate students) in Chicago, Illinois

Analyst - Financial Planning (undergraduate students)


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Analyst - Financial Planning

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The Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) division is responsible for overseeing United's budget and forecast, five-year strategic business plan, capital plan and financial analysis. Finance teams within our Business Director groups work closely with each organization at United to provide operational and strategic support for decision making.

Job description

The analyst role in financial planning is a high visibility and high impact role. It requires analytic as well as interpersonal and communication skills. FP analysts must be high performers, be able to manage several projects at once and be able to deliver under pressure and meet tight deadlines. Responsibilities include the following (but are not limited to):

  • Assist Financial Planning group leading the company-wide budgetingprocess, working with various stakeholders to prepare divisional budgets,analyzing performance and proposing actions to meet enterprise goals

  • Prepare forecasted financial statements (and related varianceanalyses and other support/reports) for company leadership to allow forinformed decision making and accurate external financial guidance

  • Provide strategic business plan analytics (i.e. analyses relatedto strategic options such as fuel hedging, M&A, asset divestitures)

  • Partner with financial systems group to aggregate divisionalforecasts and maintain data integrity

  • Contribute to Board of Director, Leadership Conference and monthlyOfficer meeting presentations

  • Provide ad hoc analysis as needed



  • Must be a current undergraduate student, pursuing a degree in Finance orrelated area of study, demonstrating strong academic performance

  • Seniorstanding required


  • Track record of outstanding analytical and problem solving skills

  • Proven ability to prioritize a range of responsibilities

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

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, specifically Excel and PowerPoint

  • Hyperion Planning and Oracle experience is preferred, but not required


  • Completion of at least one internship in a finance related field or work experience in an analytical role is required


  • Position is based in Chicago, IL

  • Target start date is summer 2017

  • 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

Job Finance

Primary Location United States-IL-WHQ - Chicago - Corporate Support Center - Willis Tower

Organization 40 Finance

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: WHQ00009452-PT