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EMEA Finance Director

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    Trade / Retail

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    about 19 hours ago

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Job Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the financial management of the EMEA region. This will involve a high degree of interaction with the client, to carefully monitor and manage contract variations, particular in relation to supporting them in managing their budgets. They will be expected to drive, monitor, and negotiate the savings programme and resolve disputes with the EMEA client, working seamlessly with the EMEA Alliance Director and Global Finance Director on the account. The service includes a high degree of quality client reporting on which continuous improvement is expected. There is a need to close the books in over 22 countries across EMEA, many operating on different ERPs. Role Summary: Client

  • Developing high quality and effective Client relationships across all sub-regions of the Account

  • Build strong working relationships with key Client stakeholders, Global Client Finance Director, and the Global Alliance Director; being a strategic partner to both

  • Assist with requests including Client audit requirements in a timely and accurate manner through effective communication and personal accessibility/credibility

  • Use position and market knowledge to add value to Client relationship and service delivery; capture, report, and drive Account KPIs in the required framework Finance Leadership

  • Drive high quality financial/commercial performance through understanding the contractual commitments on service lines and ensure alignment with corporate policies

  • Identify and help drive implementation of savings opportunities to ensure Client and GWS financial savings targets are maximized

  • Ensure your Account sub- regional Finance teams take responsibility for Balance Sheet governance and reconciliations together with full compliance with SOX control requirements, including SOC1 where applicable

  • Active management of Regional Account overheads seeking areas of efficiency

  • Build and develop high level relationships with all stakeholders including regional finance teams; liaise with all relevant Finance stakeholders particularly the Global Client Finance Director, Divisional Finance Director, Financial Planning & Analysis team and GBS team

  • Communicate regularly with Account finance and contract support staff to ensure they are fully informed of operational objectives, best practice, and key business messages

  • Identify, analyse, and resolve potential business risks, as well as opportunities and solutions to enhance business performance

  • Implement improvements, drive change, raise standards through the direct and indirect management of staff; visit sites, meet Client, and communicate with Account line managers Financial Reporting and Planning

  • Deliver best in class GWS and Client management information including annual budgets (balance sheet and cash flow plans), monthly management accounts and forecasts including Profit and Loss variance and Balance Sheet commentaries

  • Provide strategic ad-hoc support, influence and manage any financial analysis as required

  • Meet Group reporting requirements and deadlines, ensuring this is cascaded to all stakeholders including GBS team Financial Governance

  • Manage the accuracy and integrity of accounting records and financial systems, identify opportunities to enhance system efficiencies; support systems development to maximize efficiency benefits for the Client & GWS

  • Have thorough knowledge of policies, procedures and manage compliance of them

  • Ensure all controllable Balance Sheet accounts are reconciled including intercompany in line with GWS policy

  • Tightly manage contract governance, demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of the terms and conditions of the contract to ensure that all cost elements are appropriately accounted for

  • Manage Trade Working Capital to maximise cash and control integrity and segregation of client cash

  • Participate in monthly business reviews and manage agreed actions; provide support to Client and CBRE statutory obligations, such as audits

  • Ensure all regions are fully compliant with Sarbannes Oxley and SOC1 (Service and Organisation Controls Report where applicable) People Management

  • Line Management responsibility for Account sub-regional finance teams across all countries, ensuring high quality finance team and succession planning in place

  • Build, lead and motivate a diverse and effective team; empower team members to take responsibility and accountability; agree/monitor annual performance of individuals in the team in line with Client and Company objectives

  • Convey messages and ideas clearly and openly; involve people and influence decisions; deal with any people issues quickly and professionally

  • Identify and manage delivery of financial training including non-finance staff

Candidate Description

  • Hold a Chartered Accountant qualification (or equivalent)

  • Great stakeholder management and expert communicator, externally with clients and internally especially with overseas colleagues (US upward, EMEA downward and peers)

  • Proactive self-starter who drives their agenda and looks for problems to solve

  • Experience at relying on output from teams managed through an indirect matrix relationship; capable of working in a matrix environment

  • Hold a Chartered Accountant qualification (or equivalent)

  • Fluent Business English with superior written, verbal communication skills and strong oral presentation skills

  • Ability to combine strategic vision with hands-on, pragmatic delivery

  • IT Skills to lead, process and reporting developments to achieve key tasks, and to give the business a sound reporting base

  • Understands the requirements of operating in a cross border multiservice line environment

  • Must be willing to undertake travel as the role/business requires

Employer Description

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions is a leading global provider of integrated facilities and corporate real estate management. We are recruiting a EMEA Finance Director to join the team located in United Kingdom (flexible)., About CBRE Global Workplace Solutions: As one of CBRE's core global businesses, Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) provides end-to-end services to occupier clients across the entire lifecycle of a building. Our teams help companies improve their operations and reduce costs, through expert facilities management, project management, real estate and energy and sustainability services. Our dedicated teams work across all industries, and support clients ranging from global Fortune 500 companies to single, iconic buildings. CBRE Group, Inc. is the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2019 revenues of $23.9 billion and more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included on the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #128 in 2020. It also has been voted the industry's top brand by the Lipsey Company for 19 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune's "Most Admired Companies" for eight years in a row, including being ranked number one in the real estate sector in 2020, for the second consecutive year. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CBRE." Application Process: Your application will be reviewed by our Talent Resourcing Team and you will be contacted if you have been successful in being short listed for the role. Taking into consideration the costs of sponsorship, the nature of the role and the financial resources of the account in question, we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role. No agencies please.