1+ months

MBA Financial Strategy Analyst 2021-2022

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Location: AA Headquarters 1 (DFW-HDQ1) 
Additional Locations: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX
Requisition ID: 46602 

Job Description

As a Financial Strategy Analyst at American, you will work on meaningful assignments that not only support the company’s objectives, but also support your professional growth and development, positioning you to join our next generation of leaders.

Key Responsibilities: 

Analysts will join American Airlines in one of six groups within the Financial Strategy organization. This organization leads the financial analysis of strategic corporate initiatives, provides centralized planning for all financial processes, and leads the analysis of investments in aircraft and infrastructure projects. Analysts develop financial models that support planning and decision-making, and will often communicate key issues and recommendations to senior management. Within the Financial Strategy group, responsibilities range from in-depth cause and effect analyses, competitive analyses, supporting company initiatives through analytical modeling and consulting, and monthly review of financial performance. 
Our analysts develop skills extending beyond the boundaries of financial analysis: 

•    Strategy: Depending on team assignment, analysts will assess network profitability, evaluate labor contracts, aircraft performance and economics, and analyze performance against competing airlines. 
•    Teamwork: Analysts will engage in cross-functional analyses, collaborating with various departments on projects ranging from fleet strategy to developing business plans for major capital investments. 
•    Communication with senior management: Analysts gain significant exposure to senior management across numerous departments. 


Job Qualifications

Basic Qualifications: 

•    Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management. 
•    Demonstrate strong analytical skills. 
•    Ability to adapt and apply a variety of analytical approaches to logically structure analysis of complex issues and to develop creative solutions to business, financial and operational challenges. 
•    Exercise leadership skills through taking initiative and motivating others within a dynamic team environment. 
•    2-3 years full-time work experience in finance, general management, consulting or related fields. 
•    MBA required 

Finance & Planning Analysis Teams

Fleet Planning

The Fleet Planning group evaluates aircraft economics to determine the most efficient strategies to provide the aircraft needed to meet the company’s strategic objectives. This analysis drives aircraft purchase and retirement decisions and forms the basis for the company’s 5-year Fleet Plan, which is used by analytical groups around the company for operational planning.  

Operating Budgets / Long Range Planning

The Operating Budgets team works closely with the Division Controller and Corporate Accounting organizations to understand business issues impacting the financial statements, produce consolidated forecasted financial statements, and lead the annual budgeting process. Activities include creating divisional goals, analyzing financial results, maintaining operating statistics for the company, and presenting financial results to senior management. 

The Long-range Planning team manages the strategic financial forecasting tool for American Airlines used across the company to facilitate and analyze growth decisions, financing scenarios and uses of cash. The Long-range Planning team requires analysts to develop an understanding of the airline as a whole while also leveraging financial, analytical, and modeling skills.

Financial Analysis

  The Financial Analysis team is comprised of two main teams: Business Intelligence (BI) and Analysis.

The BI group provides new team members with a robust understanding of Flight Profitability, Airline Revenues, and Industry Results. Through analyses such as deep dives into new market performance, team members build a strong foundation in airline economics, airline revenues, and competitor performance. Additionally, team members work closely with different departments to develop monthly Flight Profitability results which are regularly presented to senior leadership. 

The Analysis group identifies opportunities for financial and operational improvement and presents these insights to senior leaders. The team works on projects as varied as analyzing aircraft utilization trends, to decomposing the differences in margin versus our competitors. T

The Capital Planning team evaluates the merits of proposed capital projects and provides informed recommendations to senior management. Team members partner with Division Controllers and business leaders across the company to provide critical analytical support for key strategic projects. 

The Labor Analysis team provides strategic and economic direction to senior management pertaining to labor contract negotiations, employee compensation and benefits, and industry labor cost and policy comparisons. 

Additional Locations: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX
Requisition ID: 46602 


Posted: 2021-10-01 Expires: 2021-12-28
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