Job description / Role
Executive Finance Assistant - Dubai
Our client is a privately owned organsiation with its Head Office in Dubai. Its core business involves the management of private assets (primarily property assets) which are located in various parts of the world. Working in a prestigious, boutique office environment, the team is very close knit and highly corporate.
The role of Executive Financial Assistant is not the traditional one; it is a varied and multifaceted role, which involves providing financial support, as well as normal executive assistant and administrative duties to the CFO. The CFO travels extensively and it is not always based in the UAE, thus this role will take on some of the financial responsibilities in his absence from the Dubai office and will involve considerable liaison across multi time zones.
The role will encompass, managing all bank reconciliations, expenses, payments to suppliers and negotiating new agreements with suppliers, assisting with budget and some reporting responsibility. A finance background is vitally important, even though there is an element of EA support to the CFO in terms of diary and travel management. This is a unique role, taking on two core specific job functions and will suit a highly organised and analytical individual.
Demonstrated experience of Excel will be required; the use of Pivot tables and v and h look up in particular. Preparation of financial reports will also mean that PowerPoint skills will be advanced. It is important that the candidate understands this is a small office environment, hence we are seeking a very disciplined candidate, with a ‘can do’ attitude, who possess a willingness to contribute, determinedly and professionally, whether the task is large or small. Attention to detail, coupled with discretion is also a key factor to success in this role.
We are seeking candidates with a minimum of four years professional experience in a finance role. Additionally, you must have provided administrative and travel support within the framework of a previous role. Excellent research and analytical skills, combined with common sense and negotiation acumen are vital in this position.
Our client has a commitment to excellence and is seeking a highly polished individual, who exudes the values and ethics they adhere to as an organisation.
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.