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Business Administrator - Finance and Legal

Irwin & Dow

Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP447-1073

Job description / Role

We are looking for an experienced Business Administrator to provide solid back-office support for this boutique private office. As part of the senior leadership team, this is a generalist role that involves managing a spectrum of tasks and supports diverse projects with guidance and stability to help drive the business forward. This multi-faceted role will provide all-round support to the business both remotely and on the ground and responsibilities will be defined on an ongoing basis, based on the needs of the business.

As the ‘go to’ person in the office, the incumbent will be a strong team player with the natural ability to evoke a warm, inviting atmosphere of gracious hospitality to all visitors, whether visiting colleagues or third parties. Responsibilities include full oversight of key strategic business functions, including finance, IT and legal; interpreting, evaluating and integrating business activities, with a view to streamlining processes and implementing business analytics initiatives. You will also be accountable for ensuring full compliance with relevant legislation and jurisdictions. Additionally, supporting finance-related elements including updates to authorisation limits, administering petty cash and credit card reconciliations as required, invoice payments, checking coding is accurate for reporting. There will also be considerable revision of contracts and legal documentation and constant update of their supplier lists.


Our client is looking for at least four years of similar operational experience within in a small, boutique organisation, ideally with some exposure in the UAE and UK. Career emphasis will be on finance and legal contractual matters, but in an operational capacity and candidates MUST possess a degree as a minimum requirement. We are also looking for excellent research and analytical skills, common sense and negotiation acumen along with proven ability to work autonomously; confidential matters must be managed with discretion, understanding and appropriateness, along with a multi-tasking approach and the ability to get things done.

This would be a super opportunity for a Legal Assistant / Professional Services EA/ Office Manager has had exposure to the UHNW and is who is seeking a more strategically involved role.

About the Company

Irwin & Dow was established by two highly experienced recruitment professionals, Tracey Irwin and Jocelyn Dow. We provide a refreshing approach by working in close partnership with clients and candidates within the Business Support, Secretarial, HR & Finance sectors.

Good staff are key to every business. We recognise and appreciate this, having over thirty years combined recruitment and executive search experience within the region.

Our main aim is to provide a specialist service to clients preferring to work with a bespoke consultancy.

Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount and our ultimate goal is to become a partner of choice for all our clients and candidates.

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