Director of Finance

16 Oct 2018
18 Oct 2018
Contract type
Full time

Our client is a multi billion dollar business and renowned industry player.



  • Act as a valued business partner to the Management team in providing timely and sound financial advice to execute business plan.

  • Be recognized as a subject matter expert who stays ahead of the industry and enhances the knowledge base of the entire organization to drive better business decisions.

Deal Analysis & Management:

  • Lead financial analysis for all aircraft deals and other company wide strategic projects as needed.

  • Prepare and present a comprehensive business case reviews to the Board of Directors to support deal approval and execution

  • Assist in project management and diligence of active deals.

  • Ensure that company guidelines for recording management approval are met for all contractual agreements related to asset acquisitions, asset disposals, dry lease agreements, and/or other similar material binding agreements

  • Monitor market trends in lease rates, asset trades, and financing terms.

Asset Analysis:

  • Develop a solid understanding of asset valuation and appraisal methodologies taking into account asset valuation trends and individual aircraft technical specifications.

  • Supervise the administration of Asset Management System in collaboration with the Technical team.

Credit Analysis:

  • Monitor the financial health of existing customers on a periodic basis. Supervise the preparation of credit reports as needed for distribution to management.

  • Monitor the competitive profile of the markets served by customers.

Lease Administration & Finance Operations:

  • Collaborate with Marketing and Technical teams to actively manage lease portfolios to ensure lessee compliance with Lease Agreements.

  • Collaborate with Marketing team to manage Contract Management System.

  • Provide analytical support to the Accounting groups as needed to ensure proper accounting of deals. Review the monthly calculation of maintenance reserves and annual escalation provisions.

  • Supervise other Finance department matters (expense reviews/ forecasts, financial cash flow forecasts, management reporting, budgeting, accounts receivable review etc.).

  • Manage a team of one or more financial analysts

  • Creation of a financing strategy

Technical Operations

  • Actively participate in asset acquisitions

  • Help evaluate maintenance condition and reserves for acquired aircraft / engines

  • Consult with lessees regarding operator maintenance programs and impact on fleet

  • Engage and work closely with external aircraft valuation / operational / maintenance experts as needed

  • Manage / evaluate aircraft conversion, delivery, and redelivery

  • Engage and coordinate with personnel regarding technical and operational activities

Aircraft and Lease Management:

  • Evaluate asset values during ownership and lease all aircraft and engines

  • Evaluate asset condition upon acquisition, sale, lease, delivery or redelivery of aircraft / engines

  • Evaluate lessee maintenance reserves and ensure compliance with contract terms

  • Evaluate onboarding of new aircraft / engines and disposition of old aircraft / engines

  • Oversee maintenance checks / freighter conversions in accordance with lessee maintenance programs

  • Help evaluate short term and long term placements of the fleet

  • Research market dry lease pricing information to optimize contribution of dry lease sales

  • Collaborate closely with the finance team to ensure well-functioning collections process


  • 10-15 years of finance and/or business experience. 5 plus years of pricing experience in aviation, equipment leasing, banking, or insurance would be preferred.

  • Highly analytical with demonstrated advanced proficiency in financial modeling coupled with an ability to take a holistic approach to look beyond the numbers

  • Executive presence and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated success in developing internal and external relationships to drive strategic and business value.

  • Graduate degree in Finance.

Job Offer

Good opportunity to work with one of the leading players of the aviation industry.

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