Assistant Director - Business Modeling

Ignite Search & Selection

Dubai, UAE

Ref: OP555-872

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

- Reviews outputs of financial analyses to guide client’s management to make decisions with confidence
- Develops new and innovative approaches to analyzing data to help team draw meaningful conclusions; champions the use of advanced visualization to extract insights from a data set and presents findings in a clear, logical manner to client executives
- Resolves escalated scope, timeline, or resourcing issues and shapes team’s priorities to address most urgent and relevant tasks
- Manages engagement financials to ensure proper invoicing, staff billing, and engagement profitability
- Understands the larger ecosystem within which the client operates; uses to facilitate discussions about potential solutions to the client’s most pressing deal issues
- Understands drivers of growth, profitability and cash flow as well as a client’s financial statements and key performance measures
- Identifies relevant business trends, economic forces, and industry practices and can confidently discuss with the client
- Builds personal brand and supports eminence building in chosen industry/sector
- Sets direction regarding the development and compliance of standards, guidelines and service agreements
- Combines expertise in one stage of a transaction with a deep understanding of a particular industry/sector and advises on integration points an critical focus areas
- Ensures the accuracy of the models, valuation analyses, reports, and audit support documentation
- Reviews client’s existing financial model to ensure reliability by testing its mathematical accuracy, confirming that its logic is consistent with the commercial drivers of the business, and reviewing the reasonableness of the input assumptions
- Uses qualitative and quantitative analysis to deliver insights on goodwill implications in a transaction


- Acts as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values.
- Actively contributes to building the talent pipeline; creates a talent experience that attracts, develops and retains top talent and high performing teams
- Creates opportunities to drive impact; anticipates client needs and delivers superior results by leveraging each person’s strengths to build high performing teams across businesses and borders
- Builds deep relationships across a diverse network and uses a flexible influencing style to gain buy-in and drive impact
- Translates broader strategy into a compelling team vision and goals; aligns the team and sets priorities to achieve objectives
- Applies deep knowledge of disruptive trends and competitor activity to drive continuous improvement
- Establishes a strong leadership brand and inspires followership through passion, integrity, and appreciation of others

About the Company

Ignite Search & Selection is a leading Recruitment Agency in the Middle East. Ignite's team of specialist recruiters now works across a range of sectors including Legal, Digital/Technology, Retail/FMCG, Construction and Engineering.

We pride ourselves on given both clients and candidates expert market knowledge in our chosen sectors. We value getting a detailed understanding of our clients and candidates expectations to find the perfect fit for all parties.

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AED 4,500

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