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PJM Finance Lead

London , United Kingdom

Ref#: 9677250446

Date published: 27-Jan-2021

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Key Responsibilities

  • Direct reporting line into the Enterprise Platform UK FD with a dotted reporting line into the EMEA Director for Projects
  • Able to present to senior stakeholders and board members with impact, energy and insight
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders working collaboratively with the PJM Project Directors across Principal Contracting, MAC (Moves and Changes) and CAT (Cross Account Team), Client, Account, and UK Platform Country Teams 
  • Ensure that all billing is identified and completed and that all costs are correctly captured and reported
  • Responsible for an in-depth knowledge of the commercial model of the PJM businesses to ensure that all cost elements are appropriately billed and accounted for and resources are effectively utilised
  • Manage and oversee the Contract Support Function including direct reports and the Contract Support activities such as billing trackers/proposals, PO raising and approvals, invoice pool and supplier payments, working capital management, customer and vendor management, DoAs / approvals.
  • Finance issues and solutions are identified, communicated and resolved promptly
  • Working hand in hand with the PJM teams and UK Country team to provide timely, accurate and insightful financial analysis, forecasts and budgets

Financial Governance
  • Lead business reviews and manage agreed actions
  • Ensures all aspects of financial accounting and reporting are compliant with all statutory and CBRE and client’s policies and procedures and obligations in collaboration with the UK FD
  • Supports the development, implementation and maintenance of financial and operational processes to ensure a sound internal control structure that complies statutory and CBRE policies and procedures in collaboration with the UK FD
  • Develops systems and processes to enable improved financial insight, performance and financial governance in collaboration with the UK FD

Financial Reporting
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate delivery of all internal and customer accounting and financial reporting 
  • Delivers PJM platform monthly management account reporting on business performance of all PJM lines of business including reporting for Principal Contracting, including the completion of month end processes, variance analysis and commentaries. Provides clear insight to financial performance and cost analysis. Report the data to the respective PJM teams and UK FD monthly
  • Comply with all regulatory and corporate business reporting deadlines
  • Complete balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring timeliness and accuracy and review/approve balance sheet recs 
  • Review and approve journals for finance direct reports as appropriate
  • Manage costs, budgeting and billing, to identify operational and financial risks and opportunities
  • Works with business to deliver improved financial performance and profit improvement and ensures CBRE achieves appropriate profitability in line with contract commercial model
  • Support corporate planning, budgeting and forecasting information
  • Provides support and insight into working capital management and works proactively to support business to ensure working capital is managed effectively.
  • Responsible for EA transition for new accounts, system implementation 

Cooperation Requirements
  • Business partner with PJM operational and finance teams, and country team
  • Operate within a matrix environment with hard-line to UK FD whilst supporting Client, Account and doted-line to PJM Director of Projects
  • Communication with internal and external customers (often in a matrix environment), point of dispute resolution
  • Manage and influence team members to take responsibility and accountability
  • Agree and monitor annual performance objectives in line with business objectives
  • Provide financial support and training to non-financial members of Account team

Organisational requirements for success
  • Meeting management needs and presenting financial results on a timing basis understanding impacts of results
  • Process improvement with month end and key role and responsibilities
  • Consistency across systems, processes and reporting in collaboration with the UK FD

Person Specification/Requirements
  • Must demonstrate a strong focus on customer service
  • Very strong communication skills and self-motivated and proactive
  • Results/ task orientated, with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently
  • Exercises independent professional judgment
  • Qualified Accountant with 3 years PQE
  • Highly computer literate. MS Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Able to work under pressure and with changing demands and priorities
  • Confidential and discrete approach
  • A team player, able to work well with peers and colleagues within the business and across CBRE

Key Metrics/Financial Targets
  • Committed to customer service delivery
  • Shows respect, integrity, transparency and openness consistent with the RISE values of CBRE
  • Presentation of timely and accurate financial information and financial insight to business and country FD
  • Strong cash flow and working capital management