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Careers

At ACG we treat each other with dignity and respect and acknowledge each other’s unique skill sets and contributions to the team. We value the diversity of our people, and we work together to achieve our goals and to celebrate our successes.

Elizabeth Stevens – Senior Vice President                  Human Resources, IT & Communications

Recruitment Philosophy

At ACG we understand that aircraft leasing is a highly competitive industry, and in order to attract and retain talented aviation professionals, we must remain committed to a people-focused philosophy for the recruitment, acquisition and retention of talent.   

While pursuing transactions that align with our core business principles is important to ACG, we also understand the importance of having a strong internal culture.  Integrity, honesty, creativity and commitment are key pillars of our foundation and the building blocks upon which we have been able to successfully grow our business for the past thirty years.  Our reputation across the globe continues to attract top talent.  We know details matter and each team member counts. 

Benefits Package

The success of any company depends on its employees.  At ACG, employee satisfaction is crucial not only to the well-being of our organization, but also to the health and wellness of our employees and their families.  We provide our employees the options and resources necessary for building security and maintaining a healthy balance between work and life.  

Our dedication to our staff is evident in our competitive benefits package.  Top-of-the-line health benefits include several options for medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as generous employer contributions for retirement benefits, along with employer-paid life insurance and other related insurance plans.  Additional offerings include tuition reimbursement, holidays, and paid time off, employee assistance programs and so much more.  

“Challenging projects, friendly banter, serving the community and stunning California sunsets make for a typical day at ACG."

Ibraiz Imani – Assistant Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis

“The culture at ACG is friendly and collaborative. The leadership team is involved, engaged, and committed to maintaining open lines of communication. There is a real sense of trust, respect, and community amongst employees."

Belen Valdovinos – Manager, Internal Audit

Job Postings

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide oversight to functional leaders and staff within the Corporate teams (covering general accounting, financial reporting, tax, treasury, cash management, risk, internal audit, operational risk, FP&A, pricing and analytics, and corporate finance).  Develop strategic objectives and goals for the various teams and for the company in general.  Review key deliverables and coordinate workflows and project priorities.  Provide guidance, oversight and direction on all the different workstreams and facilitate coordination across the department as well as across the enterprise

  • Support CEO and other members of senior management by providing insight into company financials, impact on strategic choices, and synthesizing the results of recurring and ad hoc financial/accounting analyses. Provide guidance to the team and to the CEO and other senior leadership members on matters related to financing strategy, core business lines, new products, M&A opportunities, risk-based scenarios, etc. Prepare/review and present quarterly board and audit commitment materials, results analyses, valuation updates, financial forecasts, funding strategies and requirements, etc.  Collaborate with CEO and members of the Corporate Finance team for short and long-term business plans and periodic income projection updates

  • Member of the Senior Leadership Team responsible for representing the Corporate risk and finance areas. Work with Tokyo Century and the ACG Board in communicating ACG objectives, strategy and results and in communicating strategic decisions within the Corporate finance team

  • Manage, develop and mentor talent throughout the Finance organization. Identify and develop emerging leaders. Lead frequent staff and team communications to ensure free information flow and deepen the team’s knowledge of our business and strategic direction.  Oversee and lead the team’s efforts to improve process flows and automation to continually improve operational flexibility and efficiency while maintaining a strong control environment

  • Lead discussions with the Rating Agencies, banking partners, investors, OEM’s and other external stakeholders. Present at company events, conferences, etc. in furthering the company’s business opportunities and strategic objectives. Craft and deliver the appropriate message on behalf of the company to various third parties and interested constituents

  • Handles other tasks/projects as needed

Key Dimensions

  • CEO – works directly with CEO to establish department goals and objectives.  Leadership and mentorship received from CEO

  • Tokyo Century and the ACG Board – constant communication with senior leaders at Tokyo Century to enable close coordination and understanding of each company’s strategic goals and planned actions

  • Heads of the various Corporate teams:  Treasurer, Controller, Risk, Internal Audit, Financial Planning and Analytics– work directly with each department head and their respective staff and provides guidance related to each area’s objectives and strategic direction of each of the departments in furthering the overall company’s strategic goals

  • Rating Agencies – lead all discussions with the various rating agencies in presenting the company’s strategy and results and ensuring each rating agency is best able to assess the company’s credit strengths in order to maintain an investment grade rating for the company

  • Banks, investors, manufacturers and other external business partners and stakeholders – effectively communicate company’s goals and actions with all external stakeholders and business partners to ensure common understanding of each partners’ objectives and to further mutually beneficial business transactions as a result

Qualifications

  • 20+ years of corporate finance experience with at least 10+ years in management and demonstrated leadership experience with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to make decisions with incomplete or ambiguous information
  • Proven ability to effectively lead, manage and develop a team of direct reports with various levels of experience
  • Strong business savvy and a keen understanding of all aspects of running a successful business including finance, marketing, governance, and business administration
  • Ability to think clearly and to distill complex issues to their essence while working in a fast-paced environment and maintaining great attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required (MBA preferred)

If you are interested in the EVP, Chief Financial Officer position, please send your resume and cover letter to ACGHRApply@aviationcapital.com

Essential Job Functions

Corporate Matters – Corporate Secretary and Corporate Transactions:

  • Responsible for all corporate compliance and governance matters (foreign and domestic) for ACG LLC and its subsidiaries, including forming and dissolving entities and preparation of related documents; coordinating with outside counsel on foreign entity government filings; preparing and filing documents for annual shareholder and director meetings; preparing and filing biannual and annual reports; legal research related to relevant foreign and domestic statutes; preparation of resolutions and maintenance of corporate minute books; liaising with independent directors, shareholders, and controlling trustees on corporate matters; assist various ACG personnel with corporate questions and KYC requests
  • Coordinate and oversee preparation of monthly Board meetings for ACG Aircraft Leasing Ireland Ltd (AALIL)
  • Assist with preparing and uploading materials for the ACG LLC board and committee meetings to the Directors Desk board portal; maintain the meeting calendar and other corporate documents within Directors Desk
  • Assist attorneys with securities offerings, financing transactions, restructuring transactions and other corporate/M&A transactions, including drafting and review of closing documents and maintenance of data rooms

Leasing Transactions:

  • Assist with the drafting and review of lease agreements and related conditions precedent and closing documents, including closing checklists, insurance certificates and corporate approvals
  • Manage the contract and delivery process for new aircraft deliveries
  • Assist with the preparation and review of aircraft purchase and sale documentation, including bills of sale, acceptance certificates, escrow agreements and warranty assignments, and liaise with airframe and engine manufacturers with respect to the same
  • Attend to post-closing matters including preparation of aircraft and lease file indexes, following-up on post-closing conditions, distributing documents to lessees and updating the company’s legal files
  • Prepare trust agreements to support lease transactions
  • Liaise with outside counsel as needed
  • Other duties as assigned, including records management and system maintenance

Key Dimensions

  • Supporting marketing team members with specific airline visits, including research and reporting
  • Participating in internal deal team meetings as applicable
  • A self-motivated, team player with a demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Working on cross departmental ad hoc projects assisting with key industry trends and drivers, aircraft supply/demand metrics, aircraft valuations, analytical and financial modelling requirements
  • Customer focused and able to operate at any level; you will be measured on your ability to make a quick and positive impact on the business
  • Proven ability to learn and adopt quickly to the changing market, and evolving ACG strategic initiatives
  • Proven ability to summarize and communicate results and recommendations in concise, meaningful, and well-presented ways to the Chief Revenue Officer, ACG Senior Leadership Team, Shareholder, and external parties
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Qualifications

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a paralegal, preferably at a law firm or in-house at a company with both domestic and international activities
  • Bachelor’s degree and ABA-approved paralegal certificate or California equivalent.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel) and willingness to learn other applications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Notary public or willingness to obtain the necessary training to become a notary public.

If you are interested in the Sr. Paralegal II/III position, please send your resume and cover letter to ACGHRApply@aviationcapital.com

Job Summary:

Support the Commercial department in the development and tactical implementation of all airline and aircraft marketing initiatives for ACG. Provide cross-functional support for the ACG Marketing, Technical and Finance departments in their strategic business development initiatives. Work with the marketing team to support our origination, remarketing, and relationship management goals by developing research and tracking tools to help the Marketing, Trading and AFS teams to identify new business opportunities and assist in the creation of regional marketing strategies and business plans.

Essential Job Functions

  • Working with the marketing team to support our origination, remarketing, and relationship management goals
  • Developing research and tracking tools to help the Marketing team identify new business opportunities and create business plans
  • Help collate, categorize, and cleanse market intelligence and deal information through ACGs Customer Relationship Management software
  • Assisting in analyzing remarketing, orderbook placement and financing opportunities for ACG owned and managed aircraft; developing and utilizing database analysis and market intelligence tools relating to airline fleet plans, airline prospects, lease rates and values
  • Creating global strategy and market assessment presentations for executive team and shareholder audience
  • Developing specific country level or airline level reports and presentations including assessing fleet, traffic, operational and financial metrics
  • Handles special projects as assigned.

Key Dimensions

  • Supporting marketing team members with specific airline visits, including research and reporting
  • Participating in internal deal team meetings as applicable
  • A self-motivated, team player with a demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Working on cross departmental ad hoc projects assisting with key industry trends and drivers, aircraft supply/demand metrics, aircraft valuations, analytical and financial modelling requirements
  • Customer focused and able to operate at any level; you will be measured on your ability to make a quick and positive impact on the business
  • Proven ability to learn and adopt quickly to the changing market, and evolving ACG strategic initiatives
  • Proven ability to summarize and communicate results and recommendations in concise, meaningful, and well-presented ways to the Chief Revenue Officer, ACG Senior Leadership Team, Shareholder, and external parties
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Qualifications

  • Advanced Microsoft Office proficiency (primarily PowerPoint, Excel, and Word)
  • Highly organized and efficient, a keen learner and adaptable to change
  • Intellectual curiosity and industry interest
  • Strong analytical ability and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Team player who can respond effectively to challenges
  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following: Finance, Business, Engineering, Economics or similar
  • Masters in a finance related area or another such qualification related to Aviation and Aviation Finance is an advantage
  • 5-10 years applicable work experience is preferred but not required

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

Job Summary:

The Financial Reporting and Accounting Supervisor will oversee the preparation of ACG’s quarterly and annual financial statements and investor presentation. Primary contact and key contributor on the annual statutory financial statement audits compiled under IFRS for foreign subsidiaries domiciled in Ireland, Singapore, Sweden and France. Provide financial reporting and accounting support to our parent company – Tokyo Century on their quarterly accounting and reporting package. Serve as liaison and a main point of contact with various external parties (auditors, technical advisors, bookkeepers) and internal parties (Tokyo Century, Legal, Treasury, Senior Management). Key contributor to the quarterly and annual corporate and audits. Assist in the preparation of quarterly results memo to parent company.

Research and provide guidance on critical accounting functions, including drafting key accounting memos. Key contributor and primary accounting contact for capital market initiatives including preparation of offering memorandums for debt raised under SEC rule 144a. Review and analyze new Accounting Standard Updates (ASUs) and GAAP checklist, work with manager to communicate findings to Chief Accounting Officer. Research SEC guidance and SEC filing peers.

Supervise and mentor Senior Associate on Financial Reporting Tasks, day-to-day accounting functions including preparation of journal entries, reconciliations/rollforwards for various key accounts. Provide active leadership to Senior Associate and be first line of defense on trainings or questions they may have.

Essential Job Functions

  • 30% – Oversight, review and preparation of quarterly and annual US GAAP financial statements and active oversight of request transmission for audits and reviews; review of GAAP Checklist and new ASUs. Proactively drive progress in process efficiency to ensure key deadlines are adhered to in order to meet increasingly tight timelines based on investor demands. Ensure information provided to auditors is accurate and consistent. Proactively monitor recent developments in GAAP to ensure timely implementation of new guidance.  Provide analysis of the impact of new GAAP pronouncements and update senior management for potential implementation.  Research accounting impact of unique transactions by obtaining an understanding of the GAAP guidance, as well as investigate public financial statements for current treatment and disclosure alternatives.  Primary preparer of periodic and ad-hoc reports for use by senior management.

  • 30% – Prepare and/or review journal entries, account reconciliations, provide technical accounting support, compile projections as part of the quarter end close process. Prepare quarterly financial reporting package and provide support to Tokyo Century accounting team as needed and strengthen internal controls. Identify and communicate potential issues that could arise from Tokyo Century’s perspective based on changes to ACG’s business. Serve as the primary point of contact for questions and additional requests from Tokyo Century.

  • 20% – Preparation and/or review of TBs and financial statements of our foreign subsidiaries and related audit work including the supervision of annual audits as the primary point of contact. Proactive communication with foreign auditors to ensure progression to meet regulatory deadlines.  Obtain understanding of differences between US GAAP and the foreign accounting standards to ensure financial statements are presented appropriately.

  • 20% – Key contributor to capital market initiatives – key contributor in the preparation and review of offering memorandums related to significant debt transactions. Proactively manage a multitude of departmental input (treasury, legal, accounting, auditors, etc.) to ensure completeness and consistency of information presented. Strict adherence to deadlines, including constant oversight of the status of other departments and external participants, to ensure timing requirements are met to contribute to successful transactions. Note this percentage will vary depending on capital market activity. Ad-hoc projects, requests, or tasks.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or other business degree with emphasis on accounting.
  • Certified Public Accountant strongly preferred
  • 4-6 years accounting experience including public accounting
  • Good knowledge of accounting principles and regulations to maximize compliance with GAAP, ICFR, SEC, etc.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Good communication and analytical skills.
  • Ability to train and oversee individuals.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively with little supervision
  • Ability to work in an evolving and fast paced environment.

If you are interested in the Financial Reporting and Accounting Supervisor position, please send your resume and cover letter to ACGHRApply@aviationcapital.com

Newport Beach, CA

Job Summary:

The Senior Financial Reporting and Accounting Analyst is the primary preparer of ACG’s quarterly and annual financial statements and investor presentation. Primary preparer of the annual statutory financial statement audit compiled under International Financial Reporting Standards for foreign subsidiaries domiciled in Ireland, Singapore, Sweden and France. Primary preparer of quarterly accounting and reporting package to parent company (Tokyo Century). Serve as a liaison and main point of contact with various external parties (auditors, technical advisors, bookkeepers) and internal parties (Parent Company, Legal, Treasury, Senior Management, AFS team, Ireland/Singapore Office) while performing quarterly and annual reporting and audit duties. Assist in the preparation of quarterly results memo to parent company.

Research and provide guidance on critical accounting functions with primary emphasis on debt transactions (ASC 470) including DAC and OID, Guarantees (ASC 460), Loan Receivables (ASC 310). Key contributor and primary accounting contact for capital market initiatives including preparation of offering memorandums for debt raised under SEC rule 144a. Review and analyze new Accounting Standard Updates (ASUs) and GAAP checklist, work with supervisor to communicate findings to Assistant Controller and Controller.

Perform routine accounting functions including preparation of journal entries, reconciliations/rollforwards for various key accounts, drafting technical accounting memos, interest expense projection, summarize and present quarterly peer results, and record new debt issuances. Additionally, primary preparer of foreign statutory books which includes aircraft capitalization, impairment, related party debt, financial asset and investment valuation, intercompany billings, etc.

Essential Job Functions:

  • 25% – Preparation of quarterly and annual US GAAP financial statements and related audit work; review of GAAP Checklist and new ASUs.
  • 15% – Prepare journal entries, account reconciliations, provide technical accounting support, compile projections as part of the quarter end close process
  • 25% – Preparation of TBs and financial statements of foreign subsidiaries and related audit work
  • 20% – Key contributor to capital market initiatives – key contributor in the preparation of offering memorandums. Note this percentage will vary depending on capital market activity. Ad-hoc projects, requests or tasks
  • 15% – Prepare quarterly financial accounting and reporting package and support for Tokyo Century accounting teams.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or other business degree with emphasis on accounting.
  • Certified Public Accountant strongly preferred
  • 2-5 years accounting experience including public accounting
  • Good knowledge of accounting principles and regulations to maximize compliance with GAAP, ICFR, SEC, etc.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Good communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively with little supervision
  • Ability to work in an evolving and fast paced environment.

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

Job Summary:

The Billing Coordinator and Customer Support Administrator is a member of the Treasury Team.  The primary responsibilities of the position include preparing and delivering invoices to lessee customers and providing customer support to lessees and to internal departments.  The Billing Coordinator interacts with lessees and colleagues across multiple functional areas.  In addition, the Billing and Customer Support Administrator performs other Treasury Department duties.  This position interacts with lessees and colleagues across

Essential Job Functions/Duties

  • Prepare and deliver invoices for rent, maintenance reserves and other billable items – 50%
  • Perform customer service role for internal departments and lessee customers – 45%
  • Perform other Treasury Department duties as required – 5%

Key Dimensions

  • The position of Billing Coordinator requires an individual who is detail oriented and organized with good written and verbal communication skills.
  • The position requires use of the contract management system by an individual capable of working independently yet flexible enough to be an active, contributing member in a team environment.

Key Relationships & Leadership

  • Provides customer service support to lessees
  • Maintain open communication lines with colleagues across multiple functional areas

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree recommended
  • Prior billing experience preferred
  • Excellent organization, verbal, and written communication along with demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Proficiency in use of PC applications/strong technical skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong analytical skills (ability to research, identify issues and problem solve).
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
List working conditions AND physical requirements for this position:

  • Office Environment
  • Ability to use computer & software programs on a daily basis

 

If you are interested in the Billing Coordinator and Customer Support Administrator position, please send your resume and cover letter to ACGHRApply@aviationcapital.com

Interested In Joining Our Team?

ACG is regularly seeking talented people to join our team. If you wish to be considered for a future role on the ACG team, you are welcome to send us your resume along with a cover letter. 

Thanks for your time and interest. We’ll see you in the skies…