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Job Title: Finance Manager
Company Name: CBRE
Location: New York, NY
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/14/2018
Expire Date: 08/24/2018
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Computers, Software, Customer Service and Call Center, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Information Technology, Real Estate, Executive Management, Research & Development, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Finance Manager

Oversee all financial aspects of client account from a corporate and client perspective for real estate outsourcing services.  Review and ensure accuracy of client & corporate financial statements. Establish and maintain excellent relationships with internal and external clients.  Work within the matrix reporting environment with account Alliance Director, Account Commercial Finance (Global) GWS Divisional Finance, GWS Divisional Ops Leadership, Dallas (corporate) and Milwaukee Accounts Payable on all aspects of accounting requirements and reporting.




Review the general accounting functions, perform detail P&L review and variance explanations to provide management guidance

  • Ensure that standard accounting policies, practices, and procedures are being utilized

  • Comprehensive knowledge of contract terms, establish control procedures to ensure contract performance and readiness for audits and financial results are contract compliant

  • Manage and monitor the development, analysis, evaluation, coordination and implementation of management reporting requirements, analyzing expense and balance sheet activity, expense accruals, coordination of vendor payables, streamlined procedures for billing/collecting

  • Focus on all day-to-day and month-end accounting procedures for the account results, including P&L activity (management fees, fee splits, gross-up entries, reclasses, etc.), balance sheet activity (deferrals, accruals); accounts receivable / cash application, ensures accounting in performed in compliance with GAAP

  • Supervise, coach, motivate and evaluate the Finance Team staff as applicable

  • Collaboration and 100% alignment as strong business partner to all key stakeholders



Provide all financial reporting, analysis and planning for the Client and Account requirements 

  • Provides monthly reporting and communication of account results to Alliance Director, Account Commercial Finance, GWS Divisional and Local Market Area management

  • Identifies and distributes client & corporate monthly financial reports (P&L’s, GL Detail, A/R, forecasts, etc.) and any requested ad hoc reporting, responsible for all variance reporting requirements

  • Coordinates strategic financial plan process for both the Client and Corporate.

  • Prepare, create and analyze financial forecasts and budgets – client and corporate, responsible for financial planning, forecasting, and analysis functions

  • Conducts financial client and corporate forecasting and budgeting analysis meetings

  • Responsible for scorecard reporting and metrics, establishing account specific KPI's, value savings initiative tracking, reporting and communication of KPI performance and monitoring,

  • Supervise, coach, motivate and evaluate staff as applicable


  • Continually refine and improve current methods and business processes to improve productivity and improve communication

  • Partner with AD on client financial priorities and ensures that all deadlines are met

  • Focus on operational cost savings ideas and supporting financial save evidencing  

  • Ensure effective internal and external client relations through communication of processes, procedures, service delivery, and service limitations, increased communication with Local Market Area (if applicable), Division and AD

  • Proven record of providing excellent internal and external customer service, personal involvement in fostering client relationship

  • Conduct analyses to determine resource needs and measure productivity, determine process costs, prepare reports on findings for management

  • Coordinate special project requests and ad hoc reports in support of clients and/or corporate management

  • Work to identify and mitigate financial and operational risks

  • Work with Sourcing Group for vendor contract compliance

  • Liaison with IT and other platform systems and projects

  • Driver of Initiatives, such as development and implementation of employee training

  • Strong communicator, with ability to communicate and coordinate consistent processes among Operational teammates who rely on Finance guidance

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent to appropriate 4-year college program with a major concentration preferably in accounting or finance

  • 7+ years experience in field of general accounting AND comprehensive technical knowledge and understanding of general accounting functions, or any similar combination of education and experience

  • 5+ years of supervisory experience. Must have demonstrated ability to motivate and work with a team, train personnel, and handle complex employee issues confidentially and fairly

  • Familiarity with and adherence to standard accounting principles and controls

  • Real estate finance experience is strongly preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment in making decisions and resolving complex problems related to general and technical aspects of the job

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with high flexibility and rapid response time

  • Excellent analytical, quantitative and presentation skills

  • Strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills

  • Proactive and high energy

  • CPA or MBA strongly preferred


  • Heavy experience in Microsoft office products specifically in excel, word and PowerPoint

  • Advanced Excel requirements include pivoting, data analysis, charting and data tables

  • Accounting software packages including PeopleSoft financials, JD Edwards

  • Cognos planning

  • Tableau experience is a strong plus

  • Experience with database packages is also a plus

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