Analyst/Senior Analyst, Division Finance - Manpower Planning

About The Job

This job is a member of the Finance Team within the Finance Division. Within Finance, each Divisional Controller team seeks to partner with the business unit to support the need for financial analysis relating to investment decisions. These investment decisions include the need for headcount, capital and operating expenses. Analysts help develop business cases and financial analyses for business unit proposals in order to secure the needed funding. Analysts are expected to understand and use discounted cash flow analysis when building such business cases. We are looking for team members who will drive innovation and evolution within our business as we assist each division to deliver new tools and technology to manage the airline, helping to improve operations and the customer experience.

Specifically, you ll do the following:

  • Develop relationships with business units as well as other departments to maximize the effectiveness of projects designed to improve the relative cost performance for American Airlines
  • Present original analysis and strategies to senior management
  • Design and improve departmental business processes
  • Analyze the impact of projects on the airline s cost structure
  • Work on ad hoc projects related to the airline s strategic goals
  • Budget and forecast the operating revenues and expenses
  • Develop and use financial modeling built around operational volume drivers to develop an annual budget and forecast those expenses monthly as volume drivers change
  • Use industrial engineering methods and techniques to plan, perform and evaluate time and motion studies, which will be used to drive cost efficiencies while maintaining and improving operational performance


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Finance/Economics/Accounting, related field or equivalent training/education
  • Background in industrial engineering
  • Staff planner proficiency
  • Superior analytical skills with an understanding of discounted cash flow analysis, forecasting techniques and variance analysis
  • Basic understanding of accounting principles
  • 2 years of related work experience
  • Advanced Excel modeling skills
  • Adaptability and flexibility in the use of analytical approaches pertaining to financial issues
  • Excellent teamwork skills, with proven ability to work effectively in a variety of situations
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven success in a team environment and ability to influence change

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA a plus
  • 3 years of related work experience
  • Experience using Hyperion and SAP preferred
  • Proficient with MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Access knowledge preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and written with all levels within the organization
  • Ability to accept ownership, responsibility and accountability of functional obligations
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management

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