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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.  

“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

Financial Operations Manager, Dublin, IR

Job Summary:

The Financial Operations Manager will be based in ACG’s Dublin office and report to ACG’s AVP of Finance based in Ireland. This individual will be primarily responsible for managing the Company’s asset-backed securitization (“ABS”) transactions as well as the management of ACG’s financial reporting obligations in Europe.

Essential Job Functions:

Reporting to the AVP of Finance in Ireland, the main responsibilities associate with the role include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Preparation of annual statutory financial statements, dealing with statutory audit and tax compliance requirements including interaction with both Irish and International stakeholders. Obtain understanding of differences between US GAAP and the foreign accounting standards to ensure financial statements are presented appropriately
  • Assist with the preparation of the quarterly financial reporting packages for ACG LLC
  • Assist with the management of the Company’s ABS transactions including ensuring that all reporting requirements are met, and client requests are dealt with promptly
  • Review of transactional documents to identify the potential impact of same
  • Preparation and presentation of financial, transactional and operational reports to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Proactively drive progress in process efficiency t to meet tight timelines based on stakeholder demands
  • Preparation of budgets and monitoring of actual performance against budgets
  • Liaise with internal departments to gather and report information
  • Liaise with auditors, professional advisors, and other service providers
  • Special projects as required

Qualifications:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA) with a minimum of three years post qualification experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including excel, word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively with little supervision
  • Ability to work in an evolving and fast paced environment
  • Good knowledge of accounting principles and regulations to maximize compliance with reporting obligations
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but will consider other certifications of equivalent value

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

Newport Beach, CA | Dublin, Ireland | UK

Job Summary:

The Director is responsible for new aircraft price calculation, aircraft configuration definition and new aircraft delivery process. The Director interfaces and coordinates with various ACG departments, OEMs, BFE Suppliers and airline customers worldwide.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist the ACG Marketing department in the placement of new aircraft by preparing detailed aircraft pricing estimates and directly interfacing with ACG’s airline lessees to define the aircraft configuration.

  • Lead the configuration definition and delivery processes for new aircraft in the ACG portfolio. Work with the airframe manufacturers, other suppliers and ACG’s airline customers to manage the completion of configuration definition and delivery processes for new aircraft.

  • Lead the acceptance and delivery process of new aircraft from the airframe manufacturer, including managing the oversight of ACG’s inspectors, discrepancy resolution and the relationship with the airline lessee and the airframe manufacturer.

  • Coordinate the activities of team members from several departments as part of new aircraft delivery and configuration projects, ensuring timely communication among team members and communicating project progress to senior management in accordance with project deadlines.

  • Handles other projects/tasks as needed

Qualifications:

  • Self-motivated individual with a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in an aviation-related capacity with prior experience in configuration management and familiarity with Boeing and/or Airbus aircraft.
  • Familiarity with aircraft configuration requirements, including new aircraft orders and aviation leasing contracts.
  • Individual must have strong communication and management skills to enable interfacing with all levels within the organization and with outside business partners. Must be flexible in a dynamic environment and enjoy working in a fast-paced setting.
  • Individual must be willing to travel as needed.
  • Strong leadership capabilities to coordinate cross-functional teams and communicate project progress to senior management.
  • Ability to react quickly in a changing environment and independently manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but will consider other certifications of equivalent value
  • Must have refined communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and sound business judgement

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

Newport Beach, CA

Job Summary:

Responsible for delivering in-house legal advice and structure, draft, negotiate and manage a wide variety of aircraft lease, financing, sale, and other related transactions and managing paralegals.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Drafting transaction documentation, including aircraft operating leases, lease assignments and novations, 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

Qualifications:

  • 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;

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

Newport Beach, CA

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

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… 

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