Current Opportunities

We currently have the following opportunities available:

Senior Financial Reporting Accountant

SMBC Aviation Capital is a leading global aircraft leasing company incorporating a highly skilled aircraft management and trading company. Our principal activity is leasing and trading aircraft, with a focus on young commercial jet aircraft most popular with our airline and investor customers. With the strength of our shareholders, we give our customers access to an exceptionally broad range of financial solutions. We also provide comprehensive investment and aircraft management services.

We are owned and supported by a consortium of leading Japanese institutions, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company Limited (SMFL) and Sumitomo Corporation. With their scale and heritage, these Japanese-headquartered international businesses bring financial strength and long-term commitment to the day-to-day operations of SMBC Aviation Capital.

Over 190 professionals work at our headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and at locations in Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, Miami, New York, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Toulouse. Consistent with our aim of being the world's best aircraft lessor, our return on equity is consistently in the top quartile of our industry.

Overview of Role

SMBC Aviation Capital (SMBC AC) is looking for a highly motivated financial accountant with a strong commercial mind-set to join our Finance team. The role is based in Dublin and reports to the SVP Financial Reporting.

Our principal activity is leasing and trading aircraft, with a clear focus on young commercial jet aircraft of the types most popular with our customers. This has allowed us to deliver 15 consecutive years of growth and profitability. The role represents a unique opportunity for candidates with vision, energy and ambition to make their contribution to our transactions, work within a multi-disciplinary organisation and deepen and extend their commercial acumen.

Overall, as well as having an opportunity to work with the many core disciplines within SMBC AC, the role provides an excellent vantage point from which to see and understand all aspects of our transactions.

SVP Architecture

SMBC Aviation Capital business has undergone significant growth over the past number of years and is a global leader in Aviation Finance and Leasing. In parallel SMBC Aviation Capital has undergone a significant IT transformation project consisting re-engineering the infrastructure, backend processes, and supporting systems to provide an integrated management system across all of SMBC’s core business activities. This work included data and system consolidation and validation. The SMBC Aviation Capital Information & Technology Team of highly skilled and experienced IT and business professionals are responsible for the development of the new Information and Technology landscape in addition to supporting day to day business operations.Our core systems are based on a variety of Microsoft platforms.

We are now embarking on the next stage of our IT journey, taking our IT platforms to the cloud, with a target state architecture that leverages SaaS business application platforms with targeted custom development for bespoke needs, application extensions and integration, continuing our journey to a fully integrated application suite to support our end to end business processes.

Overview of Role

The successful candidate will be a leader within the SMBC Aviation Capital Information &Technology team and will have proven experience in designing and delivering technology strategies and architecture projects within Medium / Large organisations. The role will report directly to the Senior Vice President – Head of IT and will be part of the IT Leadership team. It will be responsible for the end to end management of the overall application architecture including roadmap definition.

The Architect will bring the vision, energy and ambition to develop and deliver the I&T Technology strategy. In a landscape where Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, IoT and other emerging technologies are starting to come to the fore it is vital that SMBC Aviation Capital are building this into their future technology platform. As a leader, the Architect will need to ensure alignment with business and technical teams, and the culture of SMBC Aviation Capital, continuously seeking better ways of delivering growth and profitability in a fast-moving environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management of the end to end application architecture to ensure it is fit for purpose for the organisation.
  • Research, design, and development of the architecture in accordance with specified business and architectural requirements and standards.
  • Overall systems analysis and design, including sign-off of integrated designs completed by other members of the team.
  • Applications technology roadmap management in conjunction with SVP Infrastructure, and members of the IT team as appropriate
  • Application infrastructure design and maintenance
  • Technical leadership across all applications including providing technical guidance and assistance to Application Managers
  • Design and implementation of Software Development processes and standards in conjunction with the SVP of Applications, in particular the implementation of Agile working methods
  • Definition and implementation of design standards and ‘best practice’ across all applications/data/infrastructure
  • Working with the SVP Head of IT in the definition and development of the overall Application Technology Strategy for the organisation, including ‘ways of working’
  • Researching external industry and competitor technology trends and evaluating current and emerging technologies

Commercial Negotiator

SMBC Aviation Capital is a leading global aircraft leasing company incorporating a highly skilled aircraft management and trading company. Our principal activity is leasing and trading aircraft, with a focus on young commercial jet aircraft most popular with our airline and investor customers. With the strength of our shareholders, we give our customers access to an exceptionally broad range of financial solutions. We also provide comprehensive investment and aircraft management services.

We are owned and supported by a consortium of leading Japanese institutions, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company Limited (SMFL) and Sumitomo Corporation. With their scale and heritage, these Japanese-headquartered international businesses bring financial strength and long-term commitment to the day-to-day operations of SMBC Aviation Capital.

Over 190 professionals work at our headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and at locations in Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, Miami, New York, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Toulouse. Consistent with our aim of being the world's best aircraft lessor, our return on equity is consistently in the top quartile of our industry.

Overview of Role

The Commercial Negotiation (CN) team at SMBC AC are primarily responsible for leading the negotiation and project management of our aircraft leasing, financing, sales and purchase transactions at contract stage. The successful candidate shall be based in Dublin, initially but a willingness to be seconded to one of SMBC AC’s global offices for at least 3 years will be a distinct advantage (depending on the requirements of the business).

You will be the newest member of a team that blends both youth and experience, composed of individuals from a range of professional backgrounds (e.g. finance, accountancy and legal,). You will be an integral part of our cross-functional “Deal Teams” that structure and execute the transactions that build our business and that allow our clients to succeed. This role, reporting to a Dublin based manager, will give you unparalleled exposure to senior management here and at our customers, and to the full range of transactions that shape our industry.

You are likely to be a rising star in your field with the qualifications, skills and ambition to become a hugely experienced aircraft financing executive. You will share our desire to achieve excellence in meeting our corporate objectives and those of our ambitious shareholders. You will be ready to start developing an in-depth knowledge of our industry and an ability to understand the commercial drivers behind aircraft finance and the needs of our customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working in Deal Teams to structure product and transaction offerings on the full range of cross-border aviation financing transactions.
  • Leading commercial negotiations at contract stage on behalf of SMBC AC with airline customers, investors, financiers, manufacturers and other industry participants.
  • Project managing our transactions to ensure we execute on time and on budget.
  • In a key customer facing role you will be expected to build a broad commercial understanding and apply it to deepen our relationships with our customers.
  • Co-ordinating the input of legal, tax, accounting and other professional advisors and representing the interests of SMBC AC and our shareholders in our deals.
  • Working with our global panel of law firms to prepare and negotiate industry-leading documents ensuring smooth and timely execution.
  • Ensuring SMBC AC understands the legal, tax and commercial environment in all jurisdictions where we do business and facilitating our ability to enter new markets.
  • Playing a key role in implementing our risk management framework through optimal structuring, teamwork, robust documentation and attention to detail.
  • Other responsibilities may be required from time to time, including working on internal and external corporate projects.


Accounts Payable Manager

SMBC Aviation Capital is a leading global aircraft leasing company incorporating a highly skilled aircraft management and trading company. Our principal activity is leasing and trading aircraft, with a focus on young commercial jet aircraft most popular with our airline and investor customers. With the strength of our shareholders, we give our customers access to an exceptionally broad range of financial solutions. We also provide comprehensive investment and aircraft management services.

We are owned and supported by a consortium of leading Japanese institutions, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company Limited (SMFL) and Sumitomo Corporation. With their scale and heritage, these Japanese-headquartered international businesses bring financial strength and long-term commitment to the day-to-day operations of SMBC Aviation Capital.

Over 190 professionals work at our headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and at locations in Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, Miami, New York, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Toulouse. Consistent with our aim of being the world's best aircraft lessor, our return on equity is consistently in the top quartile of our industry.

Overview of Role

The Finance team is responsible for performing financial operations, providing information to the wider business and financial reporting to various stakeholders.

This particular role is within the financial operations area and is responsible for managing part of the accounts payable function. While currently, the successful candidate won’t be responsible for directly managing the accounts payable team, they will be responsible for managing the workflow for the function. This involves ensuring invoices are correctly paid in a timely manner and accurately recorded in the accounts payable system and general ledger. The role requires collaboration with other departments, e.g. the deliveries team during the aircraft purchase process.