We are seeking a Finance Consultant to join Ricondo’s team of talented aviation consultants Ricondo team members are passionate about working alongside airport management to solve the complex issues facing the aviation industry today. Our firm provides strategic planning services to airports across the United States and around the world, including operational and physical planning, master planning, environmental reviews, and business advisory services. As a Finance Consultant, you will work both independently and in collaboration with our diverse team of aviation professionals from across the country to address challenges associated with airport infrastructure project development and implementation. You will also have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and expertise by participating in diverse aviation projects. No two airports are the same and no two projects are alike, so if you are a problem-solver and lifelong learner, join our team and grow with us!
The Consultant/Senior Consultant is responsible for performing entry-level professional financial planning, assisting senior financial planners in preparing financial analyses including:
Airline rates & charges development and lease negotiations
Airport capital planning and financial modeling
Preparation of Bond Feasibility Studies
Non-aeronautical business and financial consulting (rental car, in-terminal concessions, auto parking, rideshare, cargo, general aviation, land development, etc.)
Passenger Facility Charge planning, applications, and implementation
Responsibilities include assisting in financial and business consulting efforts through:
Developing and maintaining airport financial models in Microsoft Excel
Researching airport financial information and preparing benchmarking analyses
Providing technical documentation and written analysis describing financial results
Responding to requests for data and information from internal staff and external clients, organizations, various agencies, and the public
Communicating with internal staff on client needs and time management
Related work as required
REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in a field that provides a strong foundation for aviation financial consulting, such as Aviation Management, Mathematics, Statistics, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or Economics
Possesses a familiarity with the aviation industry or a desire to learn and grow in the aviation industry
Experience with spreadsheet analyses and financial modeling
Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communications skills
High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Willingness to travel to support Ricondo’s global project portfolio
PREFERRED SKILLS AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
Master’s degree in a field that provides a strong foundation for aviation financial consulting, such as Aviation Management, Mathematics, Statistics, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or Economics
Professional experience in finance or related field
Extensive knowledge of best practices, methods, and principles utilized in strategic financial planning for airports or related field
Ability to apply advanced professional knowledge of the principles of management, business, marketing, and administration to assist in completing large and complex airport planning projects
Extensive knowledge of analytical techniques and related tools including statistical, spreadsheet, and database applications
Ability to maintain effective working relations with senior executives and staff at client organizations
We offer an extremely competitive benefits package with no out-of-pocket premium cost to the employee, as well as a generous paid time-off program, and 401(k) company match to eligible employees.
Ricondo & Associates, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer.
Ricondo is a full-service aviation consulting firm that has a team of more than 150 employees worldwide. Our technical consulting and project management services encompass airport facilities planning, airport master planning, environmental planning, feasibility studies, financial analyses, airfield and airspace analyses, and airport development programs, either on a project basis or as part of on-call consulting services. Ricondo is headquartered in Chicago and has 10 additional U.S. offices (Atlanta, Cincinnati, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Honolulu, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix, Southern California, and Washington, D.C.), as well as two international offices (Abu Dhabi and London).