Senior Finance Director **Redmond, Washington, United States** at https://cbre.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/58077/other-jobs-matching/location-only **New** Accounting/Finance at http://cbre.referrals.selectminds.com/landingpages/accountingfinance-3 19026868Requisition # Jul 18, 2019Post Date **Division Profile** **Our Vision** Be the preeminent, global commercial real estate services and investment firm, serving our clients with market-leading collaboration. **Our Values** Our corporate values: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence (RISE) are our foundation. These values are timeless and transcend to all markets, service lines, languages and business cultures. **Come join us and RISE to the top! www.cbre.com** Our Global Corporate Services group delivers customized, innovative workplace solutions worldwide. Strategically positioned to answer our corporate, healthcare, government and institutional clients' real estate needs, this group combines unrivaled expertise in transaction services, facilities and project management and consulting with industry-specific expertise and global service delivery to provide clients with long-term, quality account management. **JOB SUMMARY** Leader of the Global Finance Team for a full service Global Corporate Services account. Responsible for the performance of all corporate real estate financial functions for the client, including but not limited to the preparation and coordination of operating and capital budgets, forecasts, financial reporting, variance reporting, project and fixed asset accounting, accruals, accounts payables and receivables. The Global Finance Director is also responsible for management of account P&L from CBRE perspective. In this capacity, Global Finance Director will be working with the senior members of the account management team and taking a key part in discussions related to strategic direction for the account. Executive presence, presentation skills, leadership skills, previous experience in a global organization, internal/external client management skills are some of the key requirements for the position. Team Size Leader of a finance team with approximately 50+ members who are located in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the US. Currently, there are 6 direct reports of the Global Finance Director. **ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES** Client Facing Responsibilities Lead preparation of real estate and facilities budgets and quarterly forecasts for operating and capital expenses for 100+ countries. This responsibility requires coordination with multiple parties such as CBRE employees on the account, client employees and supplier employees Working with client, supplier and CBRE employees, ensure that client's balance sheet and P&L statements for corporate real estate are accurate. Facilitate the client's month end close process by ensuring that CBRE and vendor invoices are submitted to the client timely and necessary accruals and journal entries are recorded Working with vendors, client and CBRE team members, lead preparation of periodic reporting packages including variance reporting for actual operating and capital expenses compared to forecasts and budgets. Reporting will be at various levels of consolidation (e.g., building level, sub region level, region level) Working closely with Operations to support other initiatives in the business which could include but is not limited to: pricing, global reporting, strategic analytics with a focus on improving margins and identifying opportunities in the business for growth Provide specified and ad hoc analysis as agreed with the client Provide high quality financial advice to both the client and the CBRE senior management team for the client Ensure that CBRE and vendors are compliant with client's and CBRE's processes and policies Manage all client deliverables globally in line with the contractual agreement, ensuring global consistency of approach and quality of output Manage client relationships, especially with the client's finance team members Maintain/create/revise processes/playbooks related to client facing responsibilities Working with client and CBRE IT teams, support and maintain IT tools that enable client facing responsibilities Supplier Management Ensure that accounts payables and accounts receivables functions are executed according to the agreed upon processes (vendor set-up, POs, payments, etc.) Train and provide guidelines to vendor employees on finance processes and tools as necessary CBRE Corporate Oversees and monitor Global Account Management (GAM) financial performance of the account and provide periodic reporting to CBRE senior management team on the account Lead the budgeting, forecasting and reporting of account financials. Audience is CBRE internal clients for these reports Lead invoicing and AR management with the client **QUALIFICATIONS** Client management skills Ability to build rapport and trust with external and internal clients, which are located in various part of the globe Experience with communications with senior management via emails or presentations **Global Experience** Finance experience in a global setting, managing/leading finance processes in multiple time zones, cultures, local regulations and currencies Project Management and Coordination Skills Ability to set and communicate timelines, roles and responsibilities to multiple stakeholders and hold these parties accountable for deliverables **Technical Skills** Sufficient experience with accounting, preferably in corporate real estate environment. MBA and CPA are pluses. Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles such as NPV and Discounted Cash Flow analysis, weighted average cost of capital (WACC) Financial Planning & Analysis: Monthly variance analysis, Budgets & forecasting, Experience with analysis of large amounts of data. Exposure to and reporting of capital projects is preferred Requires advanced analytical skills using large number of records Communication Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret various types of business documents. Ability to summarize complex concepts and present to senior level management. Ability to prepare business memos, emails and presentations within deadlines Requires communication with multiple stakeholders in various time zones. Due to time zone differences, there will be periodic and ad-hoc meetings that are scheduled for early morning or late evening local time **People and Organizational Skills** Experience with managing/leading large sized teams whose members are located offsite, in various time zones Experience with directing/leading and organizing efforts of team members who do not directly report to the Global Finance Director **IT Skills and Reporting Software** The candidate should also feel comfortable with working with Enterprise accounting systems, such as SAP, JDE and related reporting systems. Excellent Excel (pivot tables, look-up functions, etc) and advanced PowerPoint skills Understanding of database structures and basics. Experience with planning software packages preferred **EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE** Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from a four-year college or university in a business related field. Requires a minimum of 10 years related experience to include at least five years in a management role. Public accounting experience preferred. **CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES** CPA or MBA (graduate degree) preferred, but not required (depending on experience). US Company Profile About CBRE (NYSE: CBRE): At CBRE, you are empowered to take your career path into your own hands. Enjoy workplace flexibility in a global organization with tremendous scale. Work in an inclusive and collaborative environment with supportive teammates. Come experience the employee advantage at CBRE. CBRE has a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 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