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FP&A - Commodities Trading

Inspire Selection

Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP314-1269

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

One of our multi-billion dollar t/o Commodities Trading clients is adding a Financial Planning Analyst to the team in Dubai.

Reporting to the Head of FP&A, this role prepares financial reports for internal use at the company by collecting, analyzing, formatting, and presenting information. Evaluates new projects and investment opportunities by comparing them against group strategy and internal rate of return policy.


• Preparing reports for senior management summarizing the monthly P&L performance
• Leading and coordinating the preparation of plans, quarterly/annual forecasts and budgets
• Preparing comprehensive monthly performance report covering companywide analysis, performance reporting and variance analysis against the departmental KPIs for the Board
• Lead the budgeting process, coordinating submissions from departments & performing reviews
• Managing and coordinating with different departments and workforce resources in different regions to collate data, information and insights for the monthly reporting, planning and finding reason for any variances in performance against the budget
• Performing variance analysis of the actual performance against last month, previous year, YTD and budgeted numbers on a monthly basis.
• Organizing and analyzing monthly sales volumes of the company covering regions, segments, products and generating insights, and writing commentary
• Preparing monthly Industry analysis covering competitors’ sales, performance, market share and quarterly financial result performance of peer and listed Oil Marketing Companies
• Analyzing sectoral, macro-economic trends and developments and creating demand projections. Building, maintaining and regularly updating repository of company and industry data
• Providing support to different departments for new initiatives, due diligence and feasibility studies

AED 25,000 to 32,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.


• Chartered Accountant with 5-8 years PQE
• Commodities trading industry experience is ESSENTIAL – oil/gas or agriculture will be considered
• Logical Skills. Ability to think outside the box and question the norm
• Attention to detail
• Analytical mindset
• Advanced Excel

Thank you for your interest. All applications are viewed and evaluated according to the role requirements. We aim to contact shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks. As we often receive a high volume of applications, we are unable to reply to everyone. If you have not heard back from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful. (LV)

About the Company

Inspire Selection is an award winning recruitment agency, headquartered in Dubai which recruits across the Middle East region. We employ highly knowledgeable, professional consultants who are experts in connecting the right people with the right opportunities. Our reputation has been built upon our honesty, integrity and our ability to source candidates of the highest calibre right across our specialist sectors. As a result, we are recruitment partners to a wide spectrum of organisations - from leading blue chip companies to smaller, local businesses. Sectors we cover include HR, Administration, Finance & Accounting, Legal, Sales & Marketing including Digital Marketing, IT, Oil/Gas/Energy, Engineering, Procurement, Manufacturing, Higher Education.

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