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Regional Finance & Contract Support Manager

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Trade / Retail

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Not Specified

  • Job ref:

    28477

  • Published:

    about 22 hours ago

  • Expiry date:

    2023-05-27

  • Client:

    CBRE

Job Description

The role involves a combination of financial leadership role across the region working with operational teams to ensure profitability as well as end to end ownership of the financial accountancy and controls. The role is both highly commercial with a need for a customer solutioning mindset, and financial control focused. As a result, a commercial mindset, financial training and integrity, and a passion for driving performance are all critical skills for the role. This region position covers a key part of the EMEA account and makes up a key portion of the overall CBRE regional P&L for CBRE GWS. Role Summary: Client

  • Developing high quality and effective relationships with the client Relationship Lead and customers especially across the account

  • Ensure that all Customer contractual requirements are met financially, for example monthly and quarterly reporting of results across the region

  • 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

  • Assist with client team requests in a timely and accurate manner

  • Positively respond to both our internal and external customers (often in a matrix environment) through effective communication and personal accessibility/credibility

  • Financial validation of growth plans

    Financial Reporting

  • Complete contract performance reviews in line with monthly company timetable including ensuring all key countries are producing full Profit & Loss accounts with analysis and commentary, Balance Sheet reconciliations sign off, detailed Project Profitability reporting, P&L forecasts, and annual plans

  • Support local finance teams with ERP changes or enhancements in reporting options

  • Supporting any GWS transformation and client initiatives, working closely with other functions to ensure full alignment of deliverables and results

  • Provide best in class Management Information to both Client and GWS management to include Actuals v Budget

  • Liaising with the CBRE EMEA Finance and GWS EMEA Financial Planning & Analysis team to fulfil any ad-hoc information requests

  • Ad-hoc reporting as requested by EMEA Finance Director or EMEA Alliance Director

    Contract and Finance Management

  • Continually review, maintain, and improve cash-flow, margins, and reporting. Develop targets and benchmarking processes to challenge the financial information.

  • Drive high quality financial / commercial performance through understanding the contractual commitments on service lines in EMEA and ensure is aligned and consistent with global contract management practices

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

  • Carry out regular Business Unit reviews and Project reviews

  • Active management of overheads whilst seeking out areas for efficiencies for savings

  • Build and develop high level relationships with business and account leaders, central teams, global account teams, customers, and external agencies (e.g., auditors)

  • Ensure use of best practice, communication and understanding of key business messages through monthly site visits with focus on underperforming countries

  • Communicate regularly with contract financial and contract support staff to ensure they are fully informed of operational objectives and achievements

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

  • Support in any client related audits

    Finance Processes, Procedures and Reporting

  • Ensure company policies and procedures are adhered to consistently throughout the Contract

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

  • Manage the integrity of data in Client reporting and GWS systems

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

  • Continually develop systems to maximize efficiency benefits for client & GWS

  • 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

    Finance Planning

  • Assist in delivering 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

  • 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

  • Driving and agreeing any financial policy requirements with the EMEA Finance Director

  • Ensure Account is complying with any Global Account Standards

    People Management

  • Recruit, induct, manage, target, motive and develop the team.

  • Review and advise on resourcing gaps

  • Carry out structured appraisals and ensure personal development plans are in place and include succession plans

  • Build, lead and motivate a diverse and effective team. Empower team members to take responsibility and accountability

  • Supervise and review performance of individuals in the team

  • Convey messages and ideas clearly and openly. Involve people and influence decisions

Candidate Description

  • Hold an Accountancy qualification (or equivalent experience)

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

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

  • Superior 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

  • Worked in a complex multinational with hands on experience of managing teams in continental Europe (applicable for Global Accounts)

  • 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

  • The individual 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 Regional Finance & Contract Support Manager - West Region., 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., 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.