Client Accountant - Aviation Leasing D2 - (Interviewing)

Updated 25/March/2020
Permanent
Client Accountant – Aircraft Leasing/Aviation Finance

Our client is looking to add a number of Client Accountants to its growing Dublin team.

This career-shaping role is ideal for candidates who are looking for a stepping stone from practice to industry, particularly in the aircraft leasing sector. Working on the Managing Agent team, the Client Accountant will be expected to provide accounting services to a number of individual aircraft leasing & finance entities and liaise with the audit firms/tax advisors and other external parties with regards to their services.

The Client Accountant will be involved in the active management of a number of aircraft securitisations, for which the Client Accountant will assist with the following: preparation of management accounts and financial statements; preparation of monthly and quarterly financial reports issued to the debt and equity investors; the cash management process; and all tax filings, regulatory and ad-hoc reporting in line with regulatory and deal requirements.

Other responsibilities of the Client Accountant will include: assisting with budgeting and forecasting as required; involvement in the on-boarding of new clients, including review of legal documentation and assisting at the transaction close stage; assisting the wider team and other service providers with other obligations as required; and ongoing liaison with the company's auditors, lawyers, investment managers, other transaction parties and tax advisers.

EXPERIENCE :

The successful candidate will hold a professional accountancy qualification (ACA), ideally gained in financial services/aircraft leasing with 1-2 years' post-qualification experience.
Prior experience in a similar role (in a lessor or corporate administrator) would be a distinct advantage.
However, candidates from a Big 4 background with exposure to financial services will also be strongly considered.
Strong knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards, GAAP and financial and regulatory reporting requirements is required.
He/she must have a drive to develop expertise on the key accounting issues specific to the sector, including but not limited to; accounting for intangibles, valuation/pricing of financial assets and accounting for impairment and illiquid assets.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, possess strong written and verbal communication skills and he/she must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
Proven ability to meet strict deadlines is a must.

BENEFITS

A supportive environment, structured on a team basis.
Benefits include health insurance and a pension plan.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please contact Dave Riordan on 01 6377251 or dave.riordan@charteredaccountants.ie

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