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Analyst/Senior Analyst, Division Finance - Manpower Planning

Date: Dec 27, 2018

Location: Ft Worth, TX, US

Req ID: 25668

Location: AA Headquarters 1 (DFW-HDQ1) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 25668 


Join us for a career with endless possibilities.

Looking for a job where a passion for innovation, a culture of teamwork, and opportunities for growth are valued and rewarded? You’ve come to the right place.


You don’t have to be an airline aficionado to join American Airlines. It takes more than cool planes to keep us ahead of the curve, and thanks to our team of behind the scenes professionals, we do just that. As the largest airline in the world, American Airlines is in the business of serving the global travel needs of our customers. At the core of the Company is our commitment to each customer and each employee. We are dedicated to developing and delivering what our customers value and are willing to pay for. Customer-centric planning, innovative marketing, and an exceptional customer experience are supported by a cadre of talented people.


What does it take to join us? We’re glad you asked! We expect exceptional skills in your discipline and a dedication to being the best as we relentlessly pursue our goal of being not just the largest airline in the world, but also the best airline in the world.


Fortunately, we’re building on almost a century of innovation and firsts in our industry – and we plan to continue that tradition of excellence.

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

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 25668 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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