Divisional Finance Manager
Job ID
Service line
GWS Segment
Role type
Areas of Interest
Accounting/Finance, Facilities Management
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 Divisional Finance Manager (remote working).

The aim is to alleviate high workloads of client account teams by providing capacity-relief on an ad-hoc basis

The role supports our client finance teams through deep dives and one-off pieces of work using their subject-matter-expertise – these one-off projects will help those client finance teams implement change and transform their ways of working.  

Role Summary: 


Developing high quality and effective Client relationships especially across the Division
Build good working relationship with account management and key client’s members and be a business partner for both
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 Reporting

Support the divisional team with overhead reporting as well as client teams with process improvement through deep dive reviews and sharing of best practice
Liaising with the CBRE EMEA Finance or GWS EMEA FP&A team to fulfil any ad hoc information requests
Support any GWS transformation and client initiatives, working closely with other functions to ensure full alignment of deliverables and results
Support deep dives into Profit & Loss account with analysis and commentary, Balance Sheet extracts and reconciliations, detailed Project Profitability reporting, Profit & Loss forecasts, and annual plans
Ad-hoc reporting as requested by AFD
Provide ad-hoc support and financial analysis as required

Contract and Finance Management

Examples of ways the role will support our client account teams include:
- 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
- Review Contract and Business Unit P&L results and challenge
- Carry out regular Business Unit reviews and Project reviews
- Active management of overheads for business whilst seeking out areas for efficiencies for savings
- Build and develop high level relationships with business and account leaders, central finance teams, customers, and external agencies (e.g., auditors)
- Constantly improve quality, service, and efficiency 
- Communicate regularly with contract financial and contract support staff to ensure they are fully informed of operational objectives and achievements
- Identify, analyse, and resolve potential business risks, as well as opportunities and solutions to enhance business performance

Finance Planning

Examples of ways the role will support our client account teams include:
- Assisting in the preparation of annual bottom-up Plan for and monitoring the forecast through the year
- Ensure balance sheet and cash flow Plans are prepared

Experience Required: 

Hold a Chartered Accountant qualification (or equivalent)
Highly computer literate
Ability to combine strategic vision with hands-on, pragmatic delivery
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
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
The individual must be willing to undertake travel as the role/business requires

About CBRE Global Workplace Solutions:

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.

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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.