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Finance & Contract Support Manager

Canary Wharf , United Kingdom

Ref#: 33292

Date published: 9-Jan-2020

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CBRE Global Workplace Solutions is a leading global provider of integrated facilities and corporate real estate management. We are recruiting a Finance & Contract Support Manager to join the team located in London. 

Role Summary:

•Develop high quality and effective Client relationships especially across the account and build good working relationship with account management and key client’s members and be a business partner for both

•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/accurate manner and positively respond to both our internal and external customers through effective communication and personal accessibility/credibility

•Prepare accurate client financial reports in line with account financial calendar including full Profit & Loss account with analysis and commentary, Profit & Loss forecasts and annual plans

•Liaise between CBRE Account Finance team, CBRE EMEA Finance and GWS EMEA Financial Planning & Analysis team to fulfill any ad-hoc information requests

•Ad-hoc reporting as requested by account Finance Director/Regional Director/Alliance Director

•Continually review, maintain and improve cash-flow, and reporting

•Assist with benchmarking processes and conduct EMEA monthly accrual process

•Reinforce contractual commitments are aligned and consistent with global contract management practices

•Report the cost savings opportunities to ensure Client and GWS financial savings targets are captured

•Review Client P&L results, challenge and provide explanations and assist in the processing coordination of Project invoices

•Support in any client related audits

•Coordinate month end Accrual and Re-Class Journal Entries between Facilities Team and GWS Finance Team

•Prepare Month End Web-ADI re-class to client and review Month End Web-ADI from GWS Finance team for inaccuracies prior to client submission

•Provide Month End CBRE invoices to client for payment, track client payments to CBRE for timeliness and coordinate EMEA rent payments between CBRE and the landlords

•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 and 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 whilst complying with any Global Account Standards

•Assist in delivering best in class GWS and Client management information including annual forecast and client budgets with 4-year projections and monthly management of accounts

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

•Driving and agreeing any financial policy requirements with the Account Financial Director or Alliance Director


Experience Required:

Hold a Chartered Accountant qualification (or equivalent)

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

•Superior written and verbal communication skills with strong oral presentation skills enabling the individual to work with Board Members, clients, suppliers, and staff at all levels and of all abilities 

•Capable of working in a matrix environment

•Good understanding 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)

•Ability to shape, lead and influence other senior managers

•Results/ task orientated, with attention to detail and accuracy

•Excellent time management and organisational skills with commitment to continuous improvement

•Able to make sound decisions when needed and take accountability for outcomes

•Calm manner, able to work under pressure and with changing demands and priorities

•Confidential and discrete approach

•The individual must be willing to undertake travel as the role/business requires


About CBRE Global Workplace Solutions:

As one of the business units in CBRE, Global Workplace Solutions provides end-to-end services across the complete lifecycle of the workplace, helping to improve business operations and reduce cost. As a one-stop solutions provider with a broad array of long-term customers and customized services, Global Workplace Solutions has delivered US$3 billion in savings to customers over the past ten years.

CBRE Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2014 revenue).  The Company has more than 70,000 employees and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices worldwide

Application Process:

Your application will be reviewed by our Talent Resourcing Team / Hiring Manager and you will be contacted if you have been successful in being short listed for the role.

No agencies please.