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Finance Manager & Business Partner - Finance Controller

Irwin & Dow


Ref: NP447-1285

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

An all-encompassing Finance Manager & Business Partner is required for an international, independent creative agency with relevant industry exposure. Having recently expanded into the Middle East region with a Dubai office, they have recognised the need to be more front facing and accessible to their clients in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Therefore, this Finance Manager BP role will be fully involved not just in the day to day financials, but also in driving the business forward, engaging directly with clients and delivering presentation pitches.

Working closely with the senior EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) Finance teams your previous creative agency financial experience will ensure that all client finances are managed appropriately and that you are able to provide monthly management accounts with clear and concise commentary and financial advice to enable the regional business unit to develop further. The role will also encompass developing and managing strong internal and external stakeholder relationships to ensure finance compliance, due diligence and a strong network of suppliers and 3rd party partners.

It is also required that the successful individual will be client facing and support the GM in business development meetings to prepare, review and analyse client budgets, forecast and overall costs of high profile projects to ensure maximum profitability for the company. You will also assist with commercial requirements associated with new business activities and assist to identify new revenue enhancement opportunities. You will be a Senior Finance candidate ready to take on a challenging role where you are able to drive the business forward, not just with day-to-day financial acumen but also in terms of further business development, client growth and supporting the team to make important business decisions to develop strong profit margins for the future.


Those holding ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualifications and a proven career in finance from an events and creative marketing organisation are essential to this position. The ideal candidate for this role will be robust, dynamic and resilient to be an integral part of the development of the brand in the region. You will be the “go to person” whom is pro- active and able to demonstrate sound commercial awareness in making positive and profitable business decisions. Therefore, you will show strong leadership qualities and strength of character as well as formal financial qualifications.

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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