Ref: HP905-450

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Operating in the UAE for over 50 years, CBD manages the financial requirements of some of the largest corporates and businesses operating in the country, driving the UAE economy. Over the years, CBD has transformed into a progressive and modern banking institution winning multiple awards for its digital initiatives, credit cards, bank accounts, mobile app features and services.

CBD has been recognized as the number one bank in the UAE on the Forbes list of The World's Best Banks 2022.

As we continue to build upon our successes, we are looking for ambitious individuals who are passionate about the banking and finance industry and the markets in which CBD operates. Just as important to us is your ability to demonstrate a talent for dealing with people - your colleagues and our customers - and delivering service that really goes the extra mile.

For the role of Senior Financial Advisor, the responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Management & handling of potentially stressed and/or restructured portfolio being assigned in order to retain their quality in line with defined business policies.
- The prime responsibility is monitoring of Non-performing assets with a view to recovering such debts or satisfactorily closing such accounts or returning them back to Corporate. The overall objective is to minimize the losses and enhance recoveries for the Bank
- Negotiate restructure & recommend practical re-structuring solution in conformity with the Bank's underwriting standards and risk adjusted targets after thorough analysis of cash flows & necessary information required for preparation of a detailed credit proposal.
- Maintain & manage existing group accounts falling within the potentially stressed portfolio, provide expertise for pro-active monitoring & management of watch-listed clients.
- Making regular visits to clients for negotiations, business monitoring purposes & recovery. Such visits to be recorded by way of updates to top management from time to time and as and when required.
- Upgrade problematic relationships and develop into ongoing creditworthy business relationships and Targets to exit problematic relationship through an orderly repayment plan
- Establish effective & professional communication (both internal and external) to ensure turnaround time within designated parameters and higher client satisfaction levels.
- Ensure timely and accurate credit administrations through timely completion of annual reviews and regular monitoring of financials, covenants and other parameters within the review cycle.
- Manage a team of Relationship Officers, set, agree and measure annual targets, provide professional advice, guidance, training & motivation to enhance their potential & capabilities to hold higher responsibilities, and conduct their performance reviews.
- Comply with internal audit requirements in line with the policy guidelines, to ensure high standards of uniformity and consistency across the Bank
- Keep abreast of developments in the local business environment. Contribute to the planning process in order to develop corporate business strategies.
- Develop a strong level of local contacts with the local business and financial institutions community.



- Degree in Economics or Finance or Business Management
- Basic training & knowledge of all areas of Banking
- 10 -12 years of experience in Corporate banking with at least 8 years of exposure to Corporate Banking in the UAE.
- Commercial acumen and ability to prepare plans and strategies are essential.
- Ability to forge close relationships with external constituents as a representative of the bank.
- Good command of English and Arabic languages
- Planning and organizing skills
- Communications / Negotiation skills.
- Report writing skills
- Communicating effectively
- Analytical thinking
- Team working
- Customer focus

About the Company

In 1969, when we at Commercial Bank of Dubai started out little did we know that sheer grit and determination would get us where we are today. An Emiri Decree issued by His Highness the Late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the founder of modern Dubai, laid the cornerstone of Commercial Bank of Dubai. We started out as a joint venture of Commerzbank, Chase Manhattan Bank and Commercial Bank of Kuwait. A minority stake was held by a few UAE businessmen.

By 1982, little more than a decade later, we evolved into a National Public Shareholding company. A feat complimented by an exponential increase in the capital base and mammoth restructuring of our operations. The feather in the cap came when the Government of Dubai became a key shareholder.

Over the decades, we have transformed ourselves into a progressive and modern banking institution. We are supported by a sturdy financial base and reigned by a strong and stable management. The proof of which lies with our customers who have stood by us over the years.

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