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Divisional Financial Accountant

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Trade / Retail

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Not Specified

  • Job ref:

    18719

  • Published:

    about 10 hours ago

  • Expiry date:

    2026-12-01

  • Client:

    CBRE

Job Description

Reporting to the Divisional FD the role will take responsibility for maintaining the integrity of the Divisions Balance Sheet, reviewing and approving journals as appropriate and preparing month end & ad hoc balance sheet reports. Provide insight and influence to impact the quality of WIP reporting, a reduction in debt and the accuracy of reporting all balance sheet accounts alongside the Divisional FD, Finance & Contract Support Managers and Credit Controllers in the Division. Act as point of liaison for balance sheet related issues. This will involve personal attitude, use of skills and dissemination of knowledge. Use specialist skills and experience to provide insight and influence in order to impact performance standards. Implement improvements, drive change, raise standards through the direct and indirect management of the team. Act as a finance partner to the Divisional FD to both advise and challenge Senior Management on contract performance. Key Tasks Financial Reporting

  • Be divisional expert on accounting for WIP, having a full understanding of how transactions flow through MS Dynamics, supporting on the reconciliation of GL balances to month end WIP reports, driving best practice accounting for WIP, ensuring all transactions are booked at Service Order level.

  • Have a full understanding of the Anaplan subcontractors module, providing analysis and commentary on subcontractor accruals / prepayments, reconcile Anaplan invoices in month to Dynamics GL postings and ensure that all contracts have S1 values in Anaplan.

  • Attend monthly Project Reviews ensuring full cost analysis reports for costs to date are presented, costs to complete are provided by the project teams and accruals / WIP accounted for correctly.

  • Prepare accurate Divisional financial reports in line with monthly company timetable including Balance Sheet extracts and reconciliations, detailed Project accruals / prepayments reporting and debt reports with accurate and meaningful commentary on aged items.

  • Review and approve where appropriate all journals raised by F&CSMs during the month.

  • Ad-hoc reporting as requested by central Financial Accounting Manager or Divisional Finance Director.

  • Provide ad-hoc support and financial analysis as required. Finance Processes, Procedures and Reporting

  • Ensure company policies and procedures are adhered to consistently throughout the Division, helping in the training of new F&CSMs & supporting the roll out of Finance Tool-Box talks to keep Divisional teams up to date.

  • Provide a monthly update on all opportunities and risks that exist within the Business Unit balance sheets.

  • Ensure full substantiation of all accruals, un-billed revenue and WIP, in line with GWS policy.

  • Manage the integrity of data in GWS systems.

  • Develop an understanding of how to best utilize GWS system-generated reporting capabilities.

  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of accounting records and financial systems, identify opportunities to enhance system efficiencies.

  • Have thorough knowledge of procedures and processes and lead the delivery of these to the required standard.

  • Manage compliance through the required procedures and processes. Finance Planning

  • Assisting in the preparation of annual balance sheet plans for the Division. Financial Governance

  • Ensure CBRE and statutory obligations are met for reporting and governance purposes.

  • Responsibility for ensuring the integrity of the Balance Sheet and Balance Sheet Commentary. Other

  • Liaise with external auditors for relevant audit queries

  • Ad-hoc project work Success Measures Success in this role will be measured through defined targets as follows:

  • 100% accurate balance sheet classifications month on month

  • No SOX or audit deficiencies in the Division / Business Units

  • Month end reports submitted accurately and on time