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Finance Director – (Construction / Engineering)

Irwin & Dow

Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP447-1297

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

A very stable and well-respected engineering and design consultancy are seeking a Finance Director to join their highly accomplished and award winning team. Based in Dubai the office has a headcount of approximately 100 employees, with additional project offices in London and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Having promoted a large volume of employees over the last year, this role requires a dynamic and energetic finance leader with strong commercial acumen and the capability to further develop the team and in turn, add senior financial expertise as a member of the Senior Leadership team.

Having recently gained several new projects in the region, there has also been growth within the overall headcount across the company. It is expected that this will continue into 2022 and beyond. Therefore, the Finance Director will liaise constantly with the client facing Project Managers on a very regular basis to determine budgets, variants, OPEX, headcount and milestone project finance actuals through the project entirety. The role reports in at Managing Partner level and you will provide commentary analysis, reports and financial intelligence to the Senior Leadership of five individuals for further discussion at Board level. The Finance Director will be accustomed to not only reviewing ongoing financials for the projects and the company, but also seeing where future revenue and growth can be achieved. Working strategically to gain a constant financial overview of all revenue streams and as required by the Managing Partner, this will be done through an exceptionally high level of business acumen, forecasting, feasibility studies, budget management and developing strong relationships with the Directorship team of four.

You will provide transparent and motivational financial team leadership of four individuals up to Financial Controller level. The role will encompass the review of current reporting mechanisms and processes in order to ensure that the team work to their maximums capabilities and that the workflow remains efficient and streamlined. The finance team will also be part of a new system migration and integration shortly, where again your expertise will be required.


To be shortlisted for this exciting and challenging directorship position it is essential that you have exposure to the services industry, specifically construction, engineering and / or design as opposed to financial acumen within products. You will possess additional financial qualifications, alongside your bachelor’s degree and be an exceptionally dynamic and motivated individual. Already in a Financial Controller or Director position, the ideal candidate will be looking to further develop their career with a business partnering focus. It is therefore essential that you are capable of engaging a Senior Leadership team and providing a highly detailed financial analysis of several projects and the business at any one time. You will have a firm commercial understanding and a grasp of the actuals at a moment’s notice.

This is a highly stable and very well-regarded firm with a strong team ethos.

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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AED 40,500

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