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Assistant Finance Manager - Corporate Accounts

Glasgow , United Kingdom

Ref#: 9677248194

Date published: 7-May-2020

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Role Purpose

The Corporate Accounts Assistant Manager role within Real Estate Accounting Services (REAS) requires day to day management of a team providing corporate accounting services to a portfolio of investment clients, and working with the Senior Management team to ensure best practice is applied in all aspects of the team.

Key Responsibilities
  • Coordinating workload of the team with your Associate Director to ensure deliverables and agreed SLAs and KPIs are met 
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining regular engagement with clients both external and internal
  • Responsible for daily staff management within your team, including recruitment, induction, setting objectives, appraisals, team meetings, training, compliance, performance management with support from your accounting Associate Director
  • Contribute to maintaining departments ISAE3402 control standard
  • Highlighting potential process improvements and assist with the development of enhanced financial reporting for our existing clients and offer to new clients, continually looking to improve and add value and working with your accounting Associate Director to implement
  • Assist with the development of enhanced financial reporting for our existing clients and offer to new clients, continually looking to improve and add value
  • Support your Associate Director with the delivery of strategic and tactical REAS projects
  • Review of bespoke reporting based on client requirements for a variety of clients (UK and Channel Island Limited Partnerships, Unit Trusts, Limited Companies, Limited Liability Partnerships which invest in property) including but not limited to: monthly / quarterly management accounts; annual / interim standalone and consolidated financial statements in accordance with IFRS and FRS 102; VAT and CIS returns; loan covenant, cashflow and dividend calculations; and NAV calculations on acquisitions and disposals of entities
  • Responsible to ensuring all cash transfers and loan payments are made within the desired timeframes
  • Liaising with HM Revenue and Customs on behalf of clients

Person Specification

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to quickly form professional relationships with colleagues and clients at all levels of seniority
  • Ability to prioritise and co-ordinate tasks efficiently ensuring all deadlines are met both for yourself and others
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Accurate and exceptional attention to detail
  • Pro-active and enjoys working autonomously and as part of a wider team
  • Confident and assertive where required
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Understands and appreciates the importance of using discretion
  • Flexible approach to  travel arrangements to client or CBRE offices within the UK
  • Team player who deals effectively with colleagues and clients
  • Thorough understanding of financial and management accounting


Skills Required
  • A professional accounting qualification e.g. CA or ACCA is essential with at least 2 years post qualified experience
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Applications (word, Excel, MS Outlook) 
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience of team and individual management required
  • Good communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Extensive understanding of UK GAAP and IFRS accounting standards and reporting requirements
  • Preferably an understanding of overseas VAT transactions
  • Experience in accounting for property investments desired
  • Track record of completing and managing the delivery of SPV subsidiary and consolidated accounts.

Hours Monday to Friday, 9.00 – 17.00, although flexibility with hours may be required on occasion