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Finance Lead

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Trade / Retail

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Not Specified

  • Job ref:

    31111

  • Published:

    1 day ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-02-09

  • Client:

    CBRE

Job Description

  • 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

  • Build and develop high level relationships with all stakeholders including regional finance teams

  • Liaising with all relevant Finance stakeholders

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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 and 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

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

Candidate Description

  • Hold a Chartered Accountant qualification (or equivalent)

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

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

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with strong oral presentation skills

  • Capable of working in a matrix environment

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

  • Track record of achieving results through others

  • Proven commercial acumen and ability to contribute to decision-making

  • Management skills to maximise the performance of staff working directly for them and others

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

Employer Description

London - England - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland CBRE Global Workplace Solutions is a leading global provider of integrated facilities and corporate real estate management. We are recruiting a EMEA Finance Lead to join the team located in London. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the financial management of the EMEA region for client's account. Role Summary: Client

  • Developing high quality and effective Client relationships across all sub-regions of the Account, 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.", CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) works with clients to make real estate a meaningful contributor to organizational productivity and performance. Our account management model is at the heart of our client-centric approach to delivering integrated real estate solutions. Each client is entrusted with a dedicated leader and is supported by regional and global resources, leveraging the industry's most robust platform. CBRE GWS delivers consistent, measurably superior outcomes for our clients at every stage of the lifecycle, and across industries and geographies.