United Airlines Senior Analyst - Financial Planning (MBA) in Chicago, Illinois

Senior Analyst - Financial Planning (MBA)


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Senior Analyst - Financial Planning

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Analysts in the Financial Planning & Analysis organization at United gain in-depth exposure and experience in the airline industry while (i) performing strategic analyses that center on growing profitability and improving operational performance, (ii) leading corporate operating and capital financial planning and (iii) evaluating new growth initiatives. The Financial Planning & Analysis organization serves as a business partner and internal consultant to the management of the airline operating divisions leading:

  • Division and enterprise annual and long-term budget development

  • Rolling 24 month P&L forecast

  • Development of the annual capital plan and analytical support for decision making on capital investments

  • Complex analyses, such as M&A, collective bargaining agreement evaluation and labor productivity


Candidates will be responsible for performing economic analysis, statistical analysis, trending and/or performance analysis, developing operating plans, profitability and cash flow forecasts, and conducting special studies relating to cost trends and resource utilization. Analysts will analyze capital projects, develop strategic plans, and work with company organizations’ to analyze growth opportunities.

Analysts are also responsible for: studying organizational changes, communications, information flow, integrated production methods, and gathering and organizing information regarding problems and procedures. They are expected to analyze data gathered, develop information and consider available solutions or alternative methods of proceeding - as required.



  • Bachelor in Finance or related field required

  • MBA preferred


  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office; emphasis on Excel, PowerPoint

  • Financial modeling

  • Self-starter

  • Highly collaborativ

  • Team player

  • Intellectual curiosity; desire to learn

  • Working knowledge of financial statements

  • Strong written and verbal communications


Minimum of 3 years of work experience demonstrating increasing responsibility in one or more of the following areas:

  • Financial planning & analysis

  • Corporate finance

  • Consulting

  • Corporate accounting

  • Engineering – with project management

  • Investment banking

  • Enterprise optimization / continuous improvement


  • 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: WHQ00009451-PT