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MBA Financial Strategy Analyst 2019 - 2020

Job Description

Over the past 5 years, American Airlines has taken delivery of over 500 new aircraft and has invested billions of dollars in new aircraft, technology, infrastructure and most importantly, in our employees.  We’ve built the largest airline in the world and are generating record-breaking profits, but we are just getting started.  We are transforming our culture by focusing on validating the trust placed in us by our frontline team members and have broken ground on a brand new integrated campus where all 120,000 employees will interact and collaborate.

With the bulk of our integration behind us, we are focused on planning for the long-term and enhancing customer experience and shareholder value. That includes hiring MBAs to work on meaningful assignments to support the company’s pursuit of greatness and to ultimately become the next generation of leaders at American. Sound like an unrealistic expectation? Just consider that American’s Management Leadership Program has for 30 years been the training ground for many leaders in the airline industry. In fact, the past three CEOs at American got their start as new hires in American’s MBA Program, as did the current CEO at Virgin Atlantic and countless other executives at other Fortune 500 companies.

Key Responsibilities:

Analysts will join American Airlines in one of five groups within the Financial Planning and Analysis organization. The FP&A 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 FP&A 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.

Analysts at American Airlines will develop skills which extend beyond just financial analysis:

  • Strategy: Depending on team assignment, analysts will assess network profitability, evaluate labor contracts, evaluate 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.


Specialist Experience


  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management.
  • Strong demonstrated 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.
  • Leadership  skills  --  ability  to  motivate and take  initiative, while  operating  within  a  dynamic team environment.
  • 2-3 years full-time work experience in finance, general management, consulting or related fields.
  • MBA required



Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting. Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.



Job Summary

American Airlines
Fort Worth
  • United States
  • Logistics/Transportation
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
03 February 2020
Applications Deadline
11 April 2020

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