Travel: Some travel required – up to 10%
Education Required: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably an aviation related discipline in math, finance, economics, or business.
Years of Relevant Experience: Minimum of five years’ work experience, including two years of technical or finance experience in commercial aviation, is required. A strong interest in the commercial aviation industry is required. ASA or ISTAT Certification is preferred. Other aviation credentials, asset valuation or appraisal experience is a plus.
Required Skills: Candidate must possess strong organization skills, the ability to manage a team, the ability to perform market research analysis, and be able to clearly present ideas and analysis. Candidate must be a self-starter and willing to work with teams and clients located in various time zones. Candidate must be comfortable with MS EXCEL/MS Powerpoint and must be proficient to a high degree with mathematical and analytical skills. Position will require extensive formula building, graphing, and analysis. Qualified applicants will be required to demonstrate an intermediate level skill in MS Excel. Candidate must possess strong oral and written skills, ability to take direction, dedicated self-motivation, thorough commitment to deadlines/position, job flexibility and should be detail oriented.
Responsibilities: The Manager of Asset Valuations will work directly for the Vice President of Asset Valuations and lead a team in data collection, market analysis, and valuation of various aviation related assets, including but not limited to commercial and freight aircraft, engines, helicopters, spare parts, and business jet aircraft, in addition to other related tasks as assigned. The candidate will be expected to engage with clients and investors on a regular basis and provide insight on the current aviation market and the company’s valuation methodology. The candidate will be required to work towards an industry appraiser certification and/or an advanced appraiser certification.
Job Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Manage a team of analysts in a fast-paced environment;
• Perform and review asset valuations using the company’s proprietary valuation model and prepare detailed client reports in a timely manner;
• Gather and analyze market intelligence and transaction data points to be used in quarterly valuation updates;
• Review lease documents and glean necessary data to perform cash flow analysis of aircraft;
• Extract maintenance information from technical reports and data sheets to determine the maintenance adjusted value of an asset;
• Prepare market reports and speak with clients/investors on specific asset types or the overall industry, detailing the fleet demographics, notable developments of the program, determine the aircraft ranking, and assess the likely value outlook for the type;
• Prepare market studies relating to aircraft, industry trends and aviation market opportunities;
• Speak on panels at industry briefings and conferences;
• Meet with clients to market and discuss the company’s range of services and methodology;
• Enroll in ISTAT and ASA appraiser programs and work towards appraiser certification if not already achieved.