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Intern, Financial Analyst

Intern, Financial Analyst

Date:  Sep 6, 2022

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08)  
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 62793 


Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!

Why you'll love this job

  • The Undergraduate Intern position is a developmental assignment that provides interns with real-time work projects, leadership development opportunities, and a chance to learn about the company and the airline industry. Work projects involve assignments that are relevant to American's current business needs and opportunities. 
  • Interns are afforded travel privileges enabling them to connect to the international and domestic destinations that American Airlines serves. 
  • The role is a part of the Intern team within our Finance group. 

What you'll do

The Finance Undergraduate Internship program is being offered during summer 2023. It is a structured program with opportunities to visit and better understand airline operations and our corporate culture while  gaining valuable exposure by presenting your project(s) to senior management. 

Each Division Finance team seeks to partner with the business unit to support the need for financial analysis relating to various business changes being considered. These  
decisions could include the need for headcount, capital, and operating expense investment as well as incremental revenue generating opportunities. Analysts  
develop financial analyses for improved understanding of the situation and potential areas of business improvement. We are looking for team members who will drive innovation and evolution within our business as we deliver improved operational performance and customer experience. 

Analysts will be expected to develop relationships with their business units as well as other departments to maximize the effectiveness of projects. Analysts are also expected to present original analysis and strategies to senior management, design and improve departmental business processes, analyze the impact of projects on the airline's revenue and cost structure, and work on ad hoc projects related to the airline's strategic goals. Mastering this job will lead to a better understanding of how financial decisions drive the airline and the industry, and will position you for future opportunities both within Finance and other areas within the airline. 

Financial Analysts are charged with budgeting and forecasting the operating revenues and expenses for each division within American Airlines. Analysts use financial modeling built around operational volume drivers to develop an annual budget and forecast those expenses monthly as volume drivers change. Analysts are involved in the monthly close 
process; researching payments, accruing expected expenses, and using variance analysis to explain monthly results. As such, analysts should have a basic understanding of accounting principles as they work through booking expenses to the General Ledger and reconciling Balance Sheet accounts. 

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • BS/BA Junior year college candidate with coursework in a quantitative business discipline (finance, economics, accounting, etc.) 
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, including the ability to assemble information, extract pertinent facts, draw logical conclusions, and present recommendations 
  • Ability to make independent judgments and decisions while taking ownership of job responsibilities 
  • Willingness to take calculated risks 
  • Ability to work well within a team environment 
  • Refined skills with MS Office; familiarity with financial modeling to present business cases for capital or operating investment decisions 
  • Strong oral and written communications skills 

What you'll get

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer: 

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.

Feel Free to be yourself at American

From the team members we hire to the customers we serve, inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.

Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 62793 

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Financial, Financial Analyst, Accounting, Summer Internship, Intern, Finance, Entry Level

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