ACG Culture

We strive to be authentic, transparent, and values driven.  We focus on doing the right thing. 

We endeavor to achieve our goals together in an environment where hard work and great decision-making are recognized.  We foster an inclusive culture, where ideas, are welcome, and leadership is accessible.  

We enable our team to achieve their personal best with opportunities, challenges, and targeted support.  In return, we ask each team member to contribute their passion and insight to help us grow.

Benefits

Our employees are our most valuable asset. That’s why at Aviation Capital Group LLC we are committed to a competitive and comprehensive benefit and retirement program that helps our employees stay healthy, feel secure and maintain a positive work-life balance. We offer Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance; 401k & retirement; Life & Disability Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Generous Paid Time off, Wellness Benefits, Tuition Reimbursement along with a great work environment.

EEO

ACG is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, termination, and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local law. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

Office Administrator – Dublin, Ireland

Job Summary:

The Office Administrator is responsible for the management of ACG Aircraft Leasing Ireland Limited (AALIL – The Company) daily office operations. The Office Administrator will liaise closely with the Office Management Team at ACG HQ in Newport Beach in all aspects of the role, and in support of company-wide administrative projects. Please note that this is a part time position.

Essential Job Functions / Duties:

  • Office Services – Serve the Company through a variety of office support functions such as:
    • Liaise with the ACG Legal team to process all Company legal documentation, including print and preparation of board packs and signature packs for AALIL director review and execution; Scan and email/ship executed documentation as required;
    • Collection of mail, opening of mail, scanning and re-distribution as required;
    • Take and filter incoming calls to the Company;
    • Shipping of any documentation or equipment, including management of the Company courier accounts (FedEx, UPS etc.);
    • Manage original documents/file storage as required (including any agreements, Letters of Credit and internal documents etc.)
    • Manage all office supplies, stationary, printer and paper supplies, stocking of kitchens and managing hospitality supplies, refreshments and snacks, and meeting catering as required;
    • Schedule and coordinate internal company meetings and external client meetings;
    • Greet and assist guests to the office;
    • Manage all office equipment, including coordination of printer repairs with outside vendors’;
    • Coordinate passport/visa renewals for locally based staff;
    • Coordinate operations side of on/off boarding staff;
    • Assist the management team and all departments with special projects and works to fill gaps in resources;
    • Support staff as required.
  • Liaise and coordinate with the Newport Beach team on:
    • conference planning;
    • subscriptions;
    • sourcing, selecting and managing branded promotional goods and gifts;
  • Assist in development, implementation and monitoring of company policies and procedures;
  • Establish relationships and manage contract and price negotiations with office vendors, service providers while ensuring work meets standards;
  • Interact with employees throughout the organization on requests, projects, issues and suggestions;
  • Assist the Newport Beach Administration team as required.

Facilities/Security Management

  • Manage building and suite access, security, and monitoring for the Dublin office, ensuring a safe and secure working environment;
  • Plan and coordinate all repairs, installations (telecommunications, wiring, furniture, equipment, etc.), refurbishments and buildouts in the Dublin office; 
  • Identify, establish and manage vendor and service provider relationships for the office;
  • Manage landlord relationships and coordinate services provided through their employees and vendors as needed an in accordance with the office lease agreement;
  • Review, approve, and process Company operational invoices, including landlord, Insurance, Utilities, Cleaning, etc.;
  • Allocate office space according to needs working closely with the Managing Director;
  • Manage parking space allocations;
  • Plan and execute all employee, team, and building moves.

Events

  • Liaise with the Newport Beach team to coordinate all aspects of the Dublin Conference planning (normally in January each year); be the ‘feet on the ground’:
    • Coordinate hotel bookings;
    • Coordinate SLT transportation as required;
    • Coordinate meeting room bookings with providers, and meeting room calendars;
    • Coordinate meeting room catering;
    • Coordinate ACG conference branding;
  • Create, plan, and produce various other AALIL and ACG events as required, including ACG Dublin Conference events;
  • Manage all aspects of the event planning and execution meeting strict deadlines and budget demands;
  • Research, secure and negotiate agreements with venues, vendors, entertainment, recreational activity providers, and ensuring proper insurance and permits are obtained accordingly;
  • Create graphics and manage event marketing, branding and communication;
  • Mange detailed logistics from arrival, rooming and meals, recreational activities;
  • Reconcile and approve invoicing;
  • Generate and analyze event reports, keeping senior management updated.
  • Handle other tasks and projects as necessary, including supporting our parent company’s (Tokyo Century) administrative needs.

Factors for Success:

  • Individual will be successful if/when projects/tasks are completed accurately, timely and professionally, along with a courteous and helpful attitude. Individual must also exercise good verbal and written communication skills, strong common sense, be a multi-tasker, proactive and not require a lot of follow-up
  • Leaving Certificate required; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint software
  • Degree in Business studies or similar preferred

If you are interested in the Office Administrator position, please submit your resume and cover letter to ACGHRApply@aviationcapital.com.

ACG is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, termination, and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local law. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

Attorney – Newport Beach

Job Summary:

The Attorney position at ACG is responsible for delivering in-house legal advice and to structure, draft, negotiate and manage a wide variety of aircraft lease, financing, sale, and other related transactions, as well as managing paralegals.

Essential Job Functions / Duties:

  • Drafting transaction documentation, including aircraft operating leases, lease assignments and novation’s, aircraft purchase and sale agreements, debt financing agreements, ABS and capital markets type agreements, aircraft maintenance and vendor agreements and various other related agreements
  • Managing transactions from initial documentation through execution, closing and delivery
  • Managing a deal team comprised of employees from other departments and responding to their comments, questions, and concerns
  • Representing ACG in contract negotiations with airlines, lenders, aircraft purchasers and sellers, OEMs, and maintenance providers
  • Handling litigation, bankruptcy and other situations involving customer defaults, including lease restructurings, workouts, repossessions, and the administration of bankruptcy claims
  • Managing external legal counsel in various jurisdictions
  • Other duties as needed or assigned

Factors for Success:

  • 3 to 7 years of experience since admission to the Bar, including experience in the aircraft leasing industry either with a law firm or with an international aircraft leasing company
  • Law degree from an ABA accredited law school and admission to practice law in California, New York, or another jurisdiction of the United States
  • If not admitted to the California Bar, ability to register as in-house counsel with the California State Bar
  • A solid understanding of legal concepts involved in the lease, financing and sale of aircraft and engines, including legal concepts applicable to commercial transactions, aircraft registration, tax and insurance and international treaties applicable to aircraft
  • Experience in structuring, managing, and negotiating aircraft finance and leasing transactions and ABS and capital markets transactions, including an ability to negotiate and resolve complex and difficult issues skillfully with both internal and external groups
  • Ability to find common ground amongst multiple competing viewpoints
  • Ability to think commercially and to prioritize issues that are relevant and important to the company
  • Ability to take ownership of assigned transactions and drive them to completion
  • Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects with tight deadlines and prioritize matters based on company goals
  • Ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively with non-legal personnel
  • Attention to detail and a high proficiency in drafting and customizing legal documentation.

If you are interested in the Attorney position, please email your resume and cover letter to ACGHRApply@aviationcapital.com.

ACG is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, termination, and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local law. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

Senior Financial Analyst – Analytics

The Senior Financial Analyst in the Analytics team will be responsible for a variety of analytical assessments related to evaluation of deal economics for orderbook aircraft, sale-lease back transactions, opportunistic aircraft purchases and sales to/from the secondary market, AFS loss given default calculations, maintenance forecasts and other ad hoc assignments. The position requires creative analytical ability to tackle a variety of scenarios and requests from teams across the Company. Advanced Excel skills and understanding of economic and finance concepts including IRR, ROE, Yield, leverage, etc. are critical for success in this role.

Essential Job Functions / Duties:

  • Work directly with the marketing representatives (including the AFS team) to review contemplated deal scenarios and analyze the results based on the Company’s key metrics of return on equity, internal rate of return, yield, etc.
  • Perform the analysis related to potential future aircraft commitments and price the impact to earnings, yield, etc. for such transactions
  •  Analyze the return dynamics for the Company’s acquisition scenarios
  • Work with various team members from the technical department, FP&A, finance, legal, portfolio management, and marketing to analyze the impact of potential sales transactions.  Determine the results of each transaction considering various factors such as applicable forms of debt, hedges and debt breakage costs, contract costs, technical considerations, tax issues, and structuring considerations
  • Prepare presentations and marketing materials for investor presentations
  • Analyze actuals, forecasts, and budgets and prepare analyses for upper management of Division and corporate performance against benchmarks
  • Complete ad-hoc projects, as assigned
  • Other projects and tasks as needed or assigned

Factors for Success:

  • Ability to think creatively to find solutions for deal scenarios to maximize benefit to the Company and the counterparty
  • Relationship building as the position requires a close working relationship with members from teams across the Company, including but not limited to FP&A, Treasury, Accounting, Marketing, Trading, AFS, NMT
  • Analytical abilities, especially within Excel and a thorough understanding of economic concepts
  • Attention to detail especially as relates to reading and understanding of lease clauses that describe financial compensation related to maintenance, rent, rent adjustments, return conditions etc.
  • Undergraduate degree in finance, accounting, or economics required
  • 4-6 years’ work experience in Finance
  • In-depth experience in valuation modeling (building and running), treasury and financial analysis
  • Advanced Excel modeling experience, including experience creating macros in VBA
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to interact with all levels of an organization
  • Ability to build and deliver presentations to senior management
  • Strong organization skills, with ability to effectively prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Strong preference for experience in the Aviation industry

If you are interested in the Senior Financial Analyst position, please email your resume and cover letter to ACGHRApply@aviationcapital.com.

ACG is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, termination, and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local law. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

VP Marketing – China/Hong Kong

Job Summary:

The VP Marketing is responsible for generating revenue for ACG by marketing new and remarketing current ACG (its affiliates and clients) assets on lease with customers in the assigned territories. This role is also responsible for customer development and maintenance with an emphasis on sourcing, arranging, delivering and the ongoing management of lease and trade transactions. This position will also gather marketing information to allow the company to understand and assess the current and future market demands as well as the competitive environment. Secondary functions include expanding ACG’s brand awareness across the industry and ensuring that aged receivables are addressed promptly if and as needed. This position will also work on specific projects and marketing initiatives as directed by the Head of Marketing.

Essential Job Functions / Duties:

  • Regular contact with current customers to manage current contracts and generate opportunities to expand the relationship.
  • Regular visits to customers facilities to develop a personal rapport and to better understand the commercial opportunities and challenges that the relationship provides to ACG and the customer.
  • Regular contact with peers at competing shops to be alert of market and customer developments.
  • Regular participation in industry conferences and events relevant to the assigned territory and customers.
  • Provide market intel to the Head of Marketing that would be relevant to elaborate a companywide marketing strategy.
  • Suggest timely steps to arrest any increasing customer delinquency.
  • Handles other projects/tasks as needed.

Factors for Success:

  • BA or BS degree
  • High level of proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Five years of aviation industry experience in a customer facing roles in sales/marketing at OEM’s, MRO’s, Aviation Consulting, Aviation Financing and/or Aircraft Leasing companies; and/or Lessor/Supplier facing roles at airlines’ Fleet of Finance departments.
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively, be away from home, deal with language, food and cultural challenges and develop working relationships with people that may at times address the world from a different point of view.

If you are interested in the VP Marketing position, please send your resume and cover letter to ACGHRApply@aviationcapital.com.