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Finance Manager (one year fixed term contract – Maternity Cover)

Shannon, Ireland
Reports to:
Finance Director

Job summary

AerCap is seeking to recruit a qualified financial accountant with 2-5 years post qualification experience to join its Finance team as a Manager.

AerCap is the global leader in aircraft leasing with, as of December 31, 2017, 1531 owned, managed or on order aircraft in its portfolio. AerCap has one of the most attractive order books in the industry. AerCap serves approximately 200 customers in approximately 80 countries with comprehensive fleet solutions. AerCap is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (AER).

Essential functions

Reporting to the Finance Director the main responsibilities associated with this role include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Preparation of annual Statutory financial statements, dealing with statutory audit and interaction with both Irish and International auditors
  • Preparation of annual budget / updated reforecasts and monitoring of actual performance against budget/reforecast.
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare monthly cash reports, quarterly management accounts and annual financial statements
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with the relevant accepted policies and procedures
  • Ensure all financial and cash reporting deadlines are met
  • Coordinate and liaise with auditors, professional advisors and other service providers
  • Co-ordination of tax filings with AerCap tax department
  • Special projects as required

Job requirements, qualifications, and competencies  


  • Third level qualification in a relevant discipline with a minimum 2-5 years post qualification experience
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA)
  • Irish GAAP/IFRS experience
  • Experience with Sun or another ERP system is an advantage
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent report writing and oral presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
  • PC literate with very strong excel and budgeting skills
  • Experience of OneSource accounts production / IXBRL an advantage
  • Knowledge of the Aviation industry an advantage

Additional Competencies

  • Hard working team player, flexible and able to perform under pressure
  • Ability to act on own initiative, take responsibility, motivate and lead others effectively
  • Adept at dealing with high volumes of data and comfortable in a highly automated environment
  • Excellent planning, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong communicator who can deal effectively with people from a finance and non-finance background
  • Someone who takes a proactive approach to solving problems
  • Well organised, diligent and thorough, with desire for continuous improvement

We Offer

  • Challenging job in a dynamic business environment
  • An attractive employment package with a competitive salary and excellent working conditions