Director, Disputes & Economics Jobs in Dubai – UAE at Ankura

Title: Director, Disputes & Economics

Company: Ankura

Location: Dubai – UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Finance, Accounting

Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.

This position supports the Ankura Disputes & Economics practice – one of seven practices focused on client delivery services across the Firm.

Our Disputes & Economics practice focuses on assisting clients with financial, accounting, and economic issues associated with complex fraud, litigation and International Arbitration. A sample of diverse consulting engagements include consulting and preparation of expert report and testimony in local court and international arbitration, consulting on complex forensic accounting and financial reporting matters and opining on quantum, valuation and loss of profits.

Our professionals are trusted advisors who work collaboratively and in a very measured and expedient way to maximise value for our clients. We are experts known for leading challenging processes and bringing together. Our Director level is equivalent to Manager level.


Managing all aspects of forensic accounting engagements primarily involving damages assessments, valuations and financial investigations.

Preparing and reviewing detailed financial models in Microsoft Excel, including analysing profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow forecasts in order to prepare a DCF analysis.

Writing reports and other deliverables for review by Managing and Senior Managing Directors.

Managing client expectations and job administration.

Actively pursuing business development opportunities.

Developing an external network of clients and business contacts.


Be either an experienced chartered accountant (ACA, ACCA or equivalent) or CFA charter holder with first time passes.

Having broad forensic accountancy experience across disputes and investigations within a recognised global practice. Ideally including experience in the Middle East.

Graduate level qualification obtained from a leading university.

Very strong analytical and financial modelling skills with a flexible approach to problem solving.

Demonstrate strong report writing and oral communication skills.

Experience across a number of industries.

Be willing to market to new and existing clients.

Have experience in managing and mentoring junior team members.

Ideally able to work in both Arabic and English (written and spoken).

Ankura is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect and collaboration is paramount. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other legally protected status.


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