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United Airlines Senior Analyst - Financial Planning and 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 is directly responsible for delivering department strategy 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

  • Build and interact with sophisticated financial, accounting and operating models

  • Participate and contribute to business and finance meetings


  • Bachelors Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related area or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum 2 years of analytical work experience demonstrating increasing responsibility

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, especially Excel and PowerPointKnowledge of accounting and financial statements

  • 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

  • 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


  • Hyperion Planning and Oracle Financials experienceFP&A experience

  • Knowledge of ThinkCell

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

Division: 40 Finance

Function: Finance

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled