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.

Edge Technologist – Newport Beach

Job Description

The ACG Technology team is currently looking for an Edge Technologist to work with our growing team. The Edge Technologist will provide high-level user support, aid in the management of vendor relationships, execute SOX compliance procedures, and administer cybersecurity standards. The candidate will be involved in strategic infrastructure decisions, collaborate with our application managers and data engineering team, and report to the CIO.

Responsibilities

Infrastructure

  • Basic knowledge of common IT and security concepts including: firewall management, server management, web proxies, access control and authentication
  • Familiarity in operating with a modern, cloud-oriented, infrastructure stack (Azure AD, Microsoft 365, InTune, Sharepoint Online, Azure Web, SSO)
  • Provide high-level user support either independently or via our managed service provider (MSP)
  • Assist in the daily, monthly, quarterly management and strategic direction of our MSP and 3rd party vendors
  • Explore new technologies and propose new implementations or ways to improve existing workflows

Security & Compliance

  • Knowledge of security architecture, infrastructure, network, and systems design
  • Serve as subject matter expert among Technology team in the area of security compliance, risk, and vulnerability management
  • Develop, implement, and maintain security and risk policies and procedures aligned with industry and security compliance
  • Responsible for managing day to day security and SOX compliance across the enterprise
  • Ensure that security best practices are followed in the system development lifecycle, the latest security issues are triaged, and their impact against the company are assessed
  • Assist with post-mortem analysis when security breaches or viral outbreak occur

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

Factors for Success:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5-10 years’ experience in information technology, systems architecture, networking, cyber security, compliance and vulnerability management
  • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library), or MSDN certifications a plus
  • Proficient in use of Office365 applications, Sharepoint-Online, Jira, Confluence, and ServiceDesk or equivalent ticketing system
  • Strong analytical capabilities and organizational skills
  • Effective time management skills, including ability to prioritize workload to meet key deadlines
  • Self-initiator with the ability to work independently

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.

Sr Financial Analyst – Newport Beach

Job Description

Fulfill all requirements of the Planning and Analysis department with an emphasis in core FP&A activities including the development and presentation of the annual budget, long-range strategic plan, quarterly forecasts, variance analysis, presentations to senior leadership and the board and ad-hoc decision support analysis.  Leverage a broad network of subject matter experts across the company to better inform financial analysis and ensure that management has access to all relevant information to support quality decision making.  On an ongoing basis, critically evaluate processes, tools and data/work flows to identify opportunities for enhancement and lead the implementation in each case.  Establish a track record of on-time delivery of accurate, insightful and user-friendly financial analysis that meets the needs of the intended audience.  Learn the basic operation of the current and future-state financial forecast models, maintain the accuracy of key assumptions and inputs, develop new logic to support complex calculations, update and reconcile actual results and manage an iterative data update process with multiple subject matter experts.  Cross-train across a broad set of Planning and Analysis skills and responsibilities leveraging training from a team of 3 other analysts and a department manager.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • Work with VP and Senior Leadership Team to develop the annual budget and long-range strategic plan. Assess the impact and reasonableness of proposed strategic initiatives, develop viable solutions to achieve strategic objectives or financial targets. Develop and maintain the planning calendar in coordination with internal and external stakeholders. Ensure on-time delivery of all materials.
  • Support a comprehensive quarterly re-forecasting process with detailed variance analysis and integration of data and assumption updates. Develop and maintain the quarterly finance calendar, standardize all presentation materials. Ensure on-time delivery of all deliverables of the department.
  • Develop key insights and presentation materials for quarterly financial updates to the Senior Leadership Team and Board of Directors.  Ensure the accuracy and integrity of all materials presented, continue to evolve the content of the presentations to clearly and effectively communicate the relevant information.
  • Leverage and expand the broad network of subject matter experts from across the company that help to inform all variance/financial analysis performed by the group. Ensure that management has all relevant financial and operational input required to make quality decisions.
  • Take the lead on Cash and Debt forecasting, including taking over existing excel models and implementing the Cash and Debt forecasting module within a new planning software. Work with key contributors to understand the current forecast methodology and causes of volatility for all sources and uses of cash.
  • Take the lead on Financial Forecasts in support of ACG’s credit rating agency relationships, gain a hands-on understanding of the relevant Debt Metrics and potential sources of impact to ACG’s credit ratings in the context of the long-range strategic plan.
  • Critically evaluate and improve the current process to anticipate, track and report on Aircraft Transition and Maintenance spend. Understand key drivers of spend under various conditions.  Develop predictive tools that can aid reasonable forecast of transition and maintenance costs over the long term.
  • Work with the VP and all department leaders to develop detailed labor, T&E and professional fee expense budgets, including actual expense tracking and actual to budget variance analysis and reporting.
  • Critically evaluate processes, tools and data/work flows to identify opportunities for enhancement and lead their implementation.
  • Establish and maintain a track record of on-time delivery of accurate, insightful and user-friendly financial analysis that meets the needs of the intended audience.
  • Cross-train on a broad set of Planning and Analysis skills and responsibilities leveraging training from a team of 3 other analysts and department manager.
  • Complete ad-hoc projects, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

Factors for Success:

  • Undergraduate degree in finance, accounting, or economics required
  • 5-7 years of direct work experience in FP&A or Corporate Finance required
  • Public company or Leasing/Financial Services experience preferred
  • Analytical thinking and complex problem-solving capabilities required
  • Complex financial modeling experience required
  • Advanced Excel capabilities, working with large data sets and data manipulation preferred
  • Prior experience developing revenue and expense business plans highly valued
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization highly valued
  • Database, data mining and planning software experience highly valued
  • Strong understanding and experience in applying GAAP accounting principles
  • Ability to create and deliver impactful presentations to senior management
  • Strong organization skills, with ability to effectively prioritize work and meet deadlines, attention to detail

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.

Director, Accounting & Reporting – Newport Beach

JOB SUMMARY

Oversee accounting policy and general ledger accounting, with specific focus related to flight equipment held for lease, asset valuation analysis, lease accounting, lessee credit risk, held-for-sale accounting, and lease contract review.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • Manage and develop a team of three accounting professionals. Demonstrate strong interpersonal and leadership skills, with the ability to mentor and train team members.
  • Oversee completion of timely quarterly closings in accordance with internal control requirements.
  • Oversee the weekly analysis of executed contracts to determine appropriate accounting impacts.
  • Oversee all aspects of aircraft assets, including acquisition, internal transfer, impairment, disposal and held for sale treatment.
  • Partner and liaise with internal/external audit and parent company in support of quarterly reviews and annual audits.
  • Partner and liaise with various ACG departments to deliver timely and accurate financial data, analyses and business solutions in support of their operations.
  • Ensure that appropriate internal controls are in place and meet documentation requirements.
  • Develop and implement process improvements through use of technology.

KEY DIMENSIONS

  • Accountability
  • Clear communication across all departments
  • Organization of workpapers, processes, and communication
  • Detail Oriented to understand the impacts of critical responsibility areas.
  • Prioritization
  • Strong leadership, team-building, partnership, collaboration, resource management and problem-solving skills

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting required, CPA required
  • 8+ years of experience including public accounting
  • Strong business savvy and understanding of finance/accounting
  • Strong technical accounting expertise, including experience with ASC 360 (aircraft valuation) and technical accounting research and policy documentation
  • Proven ability to effectively lead, manage resources (internal and external) and develop a team of direct reports
  • Aviation or aircraft leasing experience preferred, but not required
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with great attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to make decisions with incomplete or ambiguous information
  • Experience in supporting audit by public accounting firms
  • Action-oriented nature to confront projects proactively
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel

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 Aviation Portfolio Analyst – Newport Beach

JOB SUMMARY

The Senior Aviation Portfolio Analyst plays an integral part between ACG and our Lessee’s. A person in this position needs to be able to interpret contracts with Lessee’s to ensure accounting and invoicing accuracy. This position requires attention to detail to ensure lease transactions are appropriately documented and reflected in company system of records.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • Review and analyze lease documents in detail for the purpose of completing system data documentation, summary abstracts, and detailed analyses. Perform system set up data entry, review and audit.  Perform updates via various adjustments and transactions and communicate with Lessee’s along with ACG to accurately complete invoicing statements and ensure receivable accuracy.
  • Support special projects involving portfolio transfers, acquisitions and/or sales and major system/report development projects primarily through detailed research and analyses of lease documentation as assigned.
  • Assist Accounting areas with completion of duties and projects as needed and complete various reporting activities.  Liaises with ACG legal, marketing and Technical teams to ensure lease transactions are appropriately documented and reflected in company system of records. Working with Lessee/airlines to ensure their satisfactory of their inquiry on leases.
  • Provide support to LeasePoint core team to conduct comprehensive research on system issues/functionalities. Collaborate with the LeasePoint core team to maximize the utilization of system and improve system processes relating to ACG/ Aircraft Servicing. Insure self and appropriate staff training on system functionality, confirm proper reporting practices, data integrity, and assist with the testing of periodic system enhancements/releases.
  • Proactive response and follow-up on reported issues. Proactive and effective use of LeasePoint reporting features and functionality by ACG teams, to support business needs, comprehensive examination of processes & identification of ‘value-added’ procedures as applicable.  Proactive identification & cataloging of system defects; comprehensive and timely testing support as applicable.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Strong Excel skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to learn and use industry specific software to accomplish daily tasks
  • Ability to read and understand Lease contract language and technical aspects of the various Leases and associated legal documents and apply that information to specific situations, as needed
  • Ability and desire to work with a cross functional team
  • Associates degree in business or industry-related field
  • Two years’ experience working in an aviation related organization preferred

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 Director, Data Architect – Newport Beach

JOB SUMMARY

The Data Architect’s role is responsible for designing and managing our data warehouse; overseeing data engineering, ETLs, and data aggregation; and working with business stakeholders to create data models, analytics, and data-oriented solutions. The ideal candidate will have strong skills in both SQLServer and massively parallel processing (MPP) cloud-based database platforms. Additionally, basic experience in application development, strong communication skills, and an enjoyment of problem solving, modeling, and analytics is preferred. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • The Senior Data Architect will think strategically about the integration, aggregation, warehousing of the company’s data. Responsibilities include overseeing ETLs; developing integration / modeling scripts; and aid and perform analysis and reporting on large aggregated (finance, macroeconomic, aviation-specific) datasets.
  • The Data Architect will design and build an effective database schema that allows for the aggregation of large, tuned datasets to support BI platforms, asset reporting, and longitudinal studies on internal data. Additionally, the Data Architect will develop and oversee a variety of programs and tools designed to ensure proper data hygiene and to ensure high availability, usability, integrity, consistency, and governance of the firm’s proprietary data.
  • Individual will handle special projects as needed.

KEY DIMENSIONS:

  • Short and Long term strategic decision making for data patterns, warehousing and architecture, and aggregation, integration, and modeling. 
  • Ability to manage difficult and complex projects
  • Develop, design, and manage a comprehensive data-oriented solution for the firm.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • 8-15 years of Technology / Database development experience
  • At least 5 years of experience in a strategic, managerial role leading data engineers, writing complex models, and managing a data warehouse.
  • Strong database skills in either MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, preferably in a cloud environment. Deep knowledge of a complimentary scripting language (Python, R), a plus.
  • Proven interpersonal and leadership skills to lead the introduction and implementation of groundbreaking technology strategy and operations
  • Knowledge of modern data architectures, data structures (structured and unstructured), analytical tools, data optimization techniques, and data warehouse design.
  • Willingness and desire to keep up with new cloud technologies, languages, standards, and practices.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science / Engineering or comparable experience; Masters preferred.

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.