Posted on: February 22, 2024Work area: Finance & AccountsEmployment type: Full timeLocation: Dubai, United Arab EmiratesVacancy closing date: April 22, 2024

Job description

Finance Business Partner

Job purpose

To ensure meticulous financial control and reporting within the Liner/Feeder Shipping environment, overseeing revenue and cost capture, financial analysis, and effective coordination with operational and commercial teams.  

Main tasks and responsibilities

Revenue and Cost Management:

Ensure accurate capturing of revenue and cost by Vessel and Voyage in the Books of Accounts. Monthly reconciliation of Operational systems and Books of Accounts.

Financial Analysis:

Review BU/company’s financial performance, highlighting key variances and suggesting areas of improvement. Monitor and advise BU/Company Management Team on business issues impacting revenue, cost, and profitability. Challenge cost escalations for operational efficiency.

Business Support:

Provide ad-hoc analysis and support to BU/Company Management Team. Ensure finance system captures detailed data to support business analysis.


Collaborate with operational and commercial stakeholders to align Books of Accounts with operational and commercial reporting.


Manage monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting of Financials to the Group consolidation team. Assist in preparing monthly management reports for Business Unit heads/Head of department.

Audit and Compliance:

Coordinate with External auditors and respond to External Audit queries related to Business Operations. Ensure compliance with necessary legal requirements.

Team Collaboration:

Assist other members in the Finance team to ensure overall team objectives are met.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):

Accuracy of Revenue and Cost Allocation:

  • Ensure accurate capture of revenue and cost by vessel and voyage in the Books of Accounts.
  • Monitor and maintain precision in financial records to reflect operational activities effectively.

Reconciliation and Reporting:

  • Monthly reconciliation between operational systems and Books of Accounts.
  • Timely and accurate reporting of financial performance, highlighting variances and improvement areas.

Cost Efficiency and Business Impact:

  • Identify and challenge cost escalations to drive operational efficiencies.
  • Advise Management Team on business issues, focusing on revenue, cost, and profitability impact.

Stakeholder Coordination and Support:

  • Coordinate with operational and commercial stakeholders to align Books of Accounts with reporting standards.
  • Provide necessary support and ad-hoc analysis to Management Team for informed decision-making.

Key interactions (Internal | External)

External: Customers | Vendors | Banks | Customers

Internal: Finance | HR & Admin | Operations | Commercial | Sales

Educational Requirements

Graduate/ Masters level education, Good computer skills (shipping software, EBMS, Tally, finance module, related logistics/ shipping/ marine certification, MS Office – Excel)

Language Requirements
English – Fluent (required)

Background and experience

  • 4 years Supervisor Finance/ Assistant manager finance experience within Liner/ Feeder Shipping environment.
  • Knowledge of containers and its movement, trade lanes, port, harbor, pricing, customs and immigration activities and procedures, and necessary legal requirements
  • Knowledge of Terminal operating systems, shipping operations, vessel services and port rotations.

Competencies and skills

  • Shipping & Logistics related experience.
  • Having business & financial analysis skills.
  • Having excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to Balance multiple tasks.
  • Ability to manage high volume of work independently.
  • Attention to detail
  • Quick learner
  • Shipping Knowledge
  • Skilled in IT software usage & Excel reporting.

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