Intern – Financial Planning & Analysis (Summer 2021)
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Financial Planning & Analysis overview
The Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) department is responsible for overseeing United’s budget and forecast, long-term business plan, capital plan and financial analysis. FP&A acts as a challenging business partner, working closely with each organization at United to provide financial and strategic support.
Job overview and responsibilities
During your summer experience, you will be fully immersed into our collaborative culture that is built on diversity of thought. Our teams will be looking for your curiosity and your unique point of view. We will look to push your development as an analyst and a leader alike through comprehensive, on-the-job training, leadership development workshops and personalized summer liaisons to help you navigate your internship. Interns will be given meaningful projects along with the opportunity to interact with and present to leadership. Primary responsibilities include the following (but are not limited to):
Developing department-level and enterprise-wide annual and long-term budgets
Developing the annual capital plan and providing analytical support for capital investment decisions
Performing complex analyses, such as evaluating labor productivity or growth opportunities
Developing profitability and cash flow forecasts
Analyzing cost trends and resource utilization and developing performance metrics
In addition, your understanding of United Airlines as a company and the airline industry will be enhanced through chats with leadership and behind-the-scenes tours of airport, baggage and maintenance operations and/or crew training facilities.
Must be a current undergraduate student graduating in Spring 2022, pursuing a degree in Finance, Accounting, or related area of study and demonstrating strong academic performance
Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint)
Ability to handle simultaneous projects and adapt to a fast-paced, changing environment
Solid interpersonal skills with a focus on teamwork
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Position is based in Chicago, IL – must be able to relocate
Intern duration is 12 weeks during Summer 2021
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship now and in the future
Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualifications
Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position
United States-IL-WHQ – Chicago – Corporate Support Center – Willis Tower