Head of Finance


Dubai, UAE

Ref: OP176-07

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

- Manage transactions relating to the financing, sale and purchase of vessels and support management in the negotiation of major contracts, acquisitions etc.
- Advise and support the Management and Directors on M&A opportunities, investments, and company structure.
- Manage the financial forecasting, budget, cash control and financial reporting for the company.
- Organize management efficiently with all financial systems and processes in the company.
- Advise and support the management team on all financial matters affecting the business.
- Train and lead a highly professional finance team to manage day to day operations.
- Implement operational best practices.
- Report financial results to the board of directors.
- Understand and mitigate key elements of the company’s risk profile.]
- Report financial results to the board of directors.
- Monitor all open legal issues involving the company, and legal issues affecting the industry.
- Construct and monitor reliable control systems.
- Maintain appropriate insurance coverage.
- Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.
- Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies.
- Report risk issues to the audit committee of the board of directors.
- Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations.


- Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Commerce, Business Administration or equivalent.
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) / Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)/ Associate/Fellow of Chartered Accountants (ACA) or equivalent.
- Experience in senior finance position, ideally having worked in the Middle East in a similar CFO or Senior Finance position within a large shipping or maritime related organization.
- 10 years managing people and partnering with an executive team.
- Relevant Shipping experience with knowledge of ship finance.
- Dynamic and modern approach to managing finances and working as a member of the management team.

About the Company

OilExec International strives to be recognised as a market leader in traditional and web-based recruitment and staffing solutions for the global oil and gas industry. The principal goals of the company are:

  • To provide tools and services that improve our clients' recruitment business processes, resulting in measurable economies of costs, time and human resources.
  • To facilitate both Jobseekers' access to worldwide oil and gas industry employment opportunities and recruiter's access to international professional personnel.

OilExec International achieves these goals through a combination of traditional HR recruitment methodology enhanced by the technological functionality of OilExec's online job-posting and resume database.

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