JOB SUMMARY Key member of the GWS Divisional Finance Leadership Team; Responsible for supporting the following client facing finance functions, but is not limited to: annual budget preparation, monthly forecasting, strategic planning, management reporting, and other special projects for all clients within a region or division. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Assists Executive Management with setting direction for the business; seeks out and communicates actionable steps that can be taken in the future to help meet the financial goals of the business. Directs and oversees budgeting, forecasting and strategic planning processes as well as standard management reporting. Establishes overall departmental priorities and ensures that all deadlines are met. Responsible for finance resource planning and finance talent recruitment, sales proposals, and pricing model review, supervising special projects team members and providing critical support to the Finance organization; Effective collaboration with Division Sr. Finance Director, Divisional Sales, and marketing team members, transitions/transformation leaders and Area Finance Directors on finance staffing and pricing aspects.Leads or participates in new account transition and transformation projects Participates in Request for Proposal (RFPs) and Pricing on new account and renewals Establish a RFP and Pricing Model review process to address the following: Provide Cost estimate for Finance support on the assignment Ensure alignment of technology platform and resource assumptions Budget & Review Transition cost estimates for reasonableness and track spend Works 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. Ensures complete knowledge of monthly results. Directs staff in preparation of results presentation to senior finance management and business leaders. Presents results to senior business leaders. Defines and directs special projects to advance financial analysis and quality of reports to support management decisions. Assesses staffing levels and skill sets to evaluate department needs. Identifies and provides development opportunities for staff. Performs other duties as assigned. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Manages the planning, organization, and controls for a major functional area or department. May be responsible for a mix of direct and matrix reports. Approves subordinate's recommendations for staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Effectively recommends same for direct reports to next level management for review and approval. Monitors appropriate staffing levels and reports on utilization and deployment of human resources. Leads and supports staff in areas of staffing, selection, training, development, coaching, mentoring, measuring, appraising and rewarding performance and retention. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 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). COMMUNICATION SKILLS Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate clearly and effectively with peers, business people and management. Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to effectively interact with management, employees, auditors, etc. and respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports and manuals using distinctive style. Ability to motivate and work collaboratively with business partners, key employees, top management, and client groups on various projects. FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Reviews complex financial/business analysis and reports prepared by subordinates. Ability to analyze the most complex business/financial data and develop innovative solutions. Develops and implements financial policies and procedures. Approves and oversees department budget. Broad, in-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), concepts. SEC reporting experience desired (depending on the specific finance role). REASONING ABILITY Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company. OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES Strong computer skills, including specific knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.). Broad experience with other software and financial systems is desired (particularly HFM Consolidation, PeopleSoft Financials and Cognos Planning). Knowledge of real estate service industry and terminology is helpful. Ability to handle and manage multiple projects and work streams. Strong work ethic and adaptable. SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve complex results. Responsible for setting project, department and/or division deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to line of business and/or overall company. 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. As a Fortune 500 worldwide leader in real estate services, CBREs more than 90,000 professionals provide exceptional outcomes for clients in over approximately 480 offices worldwide. When it comes to real estate, CBRE sees potential everywhere. We turn scale into strength, expense into performance, and property into prosperity. Visit cbre.us.
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