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Dubai Holding Associate Director of Finance - Madinat Jumeirah Resort in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

About Jumeirah and Madinat Jumeirah Resort:

Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding, has been making a distinguished impact on the global hospitality market for more than two decades with its Stay Different™ brand promise.

Its award-winning destinations, such as the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, position service beyond expectations, elevated signature dining destinations and surprising architecture and design at the heart of every guest experience.

Today, Jumeirah operates a world-class portfolio of 25 properties across the Middle East, Europe and Asia and employs over 8,000 colleagues, representing over 106 nationalities.

As Jumeirah continues to expand its global portfolio and scales up its operations to the next level of growth, it remains fully committed to developing and empowering our colleagues to excel in world class environments.

Jumeirah is committed to embedding equality, diversity, and inclusion in all its practices, embracing a culture that celebrates diversity.

Madinat Jumeirah – The Arabian Resort of Dubai is a magnificent tribute to Dubai’s heritage. The resort comprises of three grand boutique hotels: Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Al Naseem and a collection of 29 traditional summer houses known as Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf. In addition, there’s seven exclusive Malakiya Villas, over 50 world-class restaurants and bars, a traditional souk, 3km of waterways with abras, a leading conference and banqueting centre, 2km of private beach, the award-winning Talise Spa and the Talise Fitness health club.

About the Job:

This position is responsible for managing the budgeting and forecasting process and assisting in strategic reviews of both the property and projects.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for ensuring the financial planning, budgeting and forecasting of the resort is completed in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Ensures that end of month is completed on an accurate and timely basis and that all reporting deadlines for stakeholders are met.

  • Produce and analyse the ROI projections on special projects.

  • Handles all insurance matters of the Resort.

  • Verifies the accuracy of all reports including but not limited to the Daily Revenue Report, Monthly P&Ls, Forecast.

  • Responsible for the managing of the Annual Internal Audit and associated reports as well as any Interim Internal Audits.

  • Ensure that the Government Audit and associated report is completed in a timely manner.

  • Responsible for the development of the Finance Management team by ensuring cross exposure occurs with all Managers for Succession planning purposes.

  • Promote the image of the department by giving full support to other departments and creating financial awareness through training.

  • Has a good presence with arriving customers and is able to allocate and seat guests according to the sequence of service. Has a full understanding of the sequence of service and their role within these standards.

  • Can handle complaints and feedback from customers in a calm and professional manner especially over the telephone. Gathers all information and communicates the issues to management.

  • To have a full understanding of the booking system to manage demand for reservations, to maximise covers and efficiency for the restaurant.


  • Adhere to format and documentation standards.

  • Adhere to Jumeirah Finance directives.

  • Ensure that all members of the finance team are trained and kept up to date with relevant Finance Directives and relevant Resort policies and Step By Steps.

  • Ensure that the Finance team comply with all Human Resources Directives and policies.


  • Always keep the designated work area tidy and clean.

  • Ensure that project deliverables are completed on schedule and documented.

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationship with external and internal customers.

About you:

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Business or Hospitality Degree.

  • Qualification in Accountancy or Finance.

  • Good command English - spoken and written.

  • Previous Financial / Operational Analysis Skills.

  • Large Business Operations, preferably Hotel Operations.

  • Computer skills - Microsoft Office, Microsoft Exel, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • Hyperion/Essbase Planning, Solomon and Opera.

  • Interpersonal People skills, Managed a team of people, Proven record of team player.

About the Benefits:

We offer an attractive tax-free salary, paid in Dirhams (AED), the local currency of the UAE. In addition, we offer generous F&B benefits, reduced hotel rates across our properties globally, excellent leave and health care package, flights home, accommodation, life insurance, functional incentives and other employee benefits making the role attractive to high performers and any applicant looking for a career with one of the most luxurious brands in the hospitality industry.