Director, Tax – AerCap

Job posted date: 24 May 2023

Location: Shannon, Ireland

Reports to: Vice President, Tax


The Director, Tax position is a permanent role. The successful candidate will be part of a large, experienced and dynamic tax team in the world's largest aviation leasing company which is listed on the NYSE. Based in Shannon, the Director, Tax will specialize in tax compliance with a particular emphasis on the application and implementation of the Pillar 2 tax rules for the AerCap group.


AerCap is the global leader in aviation leasing with one of the most attractive order books in the industry. AerCap serves approximately 300 customers around the world with comprehensive fleet solutions. AerCap is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (AER) and is based in Dublin with offices in Shannon, Miami, Singapore, Memphis, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Dubai, Seattle, Toulouse and other locations around the world.


Reporting to the Vice President, Tax the main responsibilities associated with this role include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Review and preparation of the annual and quarterly corporate tax provisioning for the AerCap consolidated group together with the annual provisioning and return filings for single entities (foreign and Irish).
  • Being a member of the Pillar 2 working group determining the application and subsequent implementation of Pillar 2. This includes keeping up to date with technical developments on Pillar 2 as they apply to the AerCap group.
  • Support the digital transformation being undertaken in the business. Be motivated to become familiar with and proactively use these technologies further in our day-to-day business.
  • Identify tax efficiencies and planning opportunities and work with the team on implementing these.
  • Work with cross functional teams across the AerCap group with respect to projects and tax related business matters.
  • Monitor developments in the changing tax landscape and ensure the AerCap group is prepared for and compliant with these developments.
  • Liaise with external advisors in managing tax compliance obligations.


Educational/ Experience

  • The Director, Tax should have at least four to six year's management experience in taxation preferably within industry/ financial services or big four firm.
  • The candidate should be AITI and ACAiACCA qualified.
  • Excellent understanding of current and deferred tax.
  • Very strong planning, analytical, interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well organised, diligent and detail orientated.
  • Excellent Excel skills.
  • Solid understanding of information systems and in particular Revenues Online Services (ROS),
  • IXBRL and Alpha Tax.

Additional competencies

  • Ability to manage inter-departmental relationships across AerCap's global offices.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Hard working team player, flexible and able to perform under pressure.
  • Ability to act on own initiative, take responsibility, motivate and lead others effectively.
  • Strong communicator who can deal effectively with people from a finance and non-finance background.
  • Someone who takes a proactive approach to solving problems.


  • Challenging job in a dynamic business environment.
  • Interesting colleagues with different backgrounds from all over the world.
  • An opportunity to become part of the dynamic world of aircraft finance with the largest aircraft lessor in the world.
  • An attractive employment package with a competitive salary and excellent working conditions.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your CV to, quoting job reference number ITI004-Director, Tax.


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