Financial Analyst, Investment Finance
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REI Segment
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Toronto - Ontario - Canada

CBRE Investment Management is a leading global real assets investment management firm operating in more than 20 countries around the world. The firm seeks to deliver sustainable investment solutions across real assets categories, geographies, risk profiles and execution formats so that its clients, people and communities thrive. CBRE Investment Management is an independently operated affiliate of CBRE Group, Inc., the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm.

This position will be working with the Private Infrastructure line of business for CBRE Investment Management in our Toronto office. The Private Infrastructure team creates long-term value for its clients by accessing, acquiring and managing high-quality investments and building comprehensive infrastructure portfolios. Today the team manages over US$6.1 billion on behalf of institutional investors globally.

The Role

The Financial Analyst, Investment Finance has Investment Accounting responsibilities and works closely with other Investment Finance team members who are collectively responsible for investment reporting for clients including specific investment vehicles. Reporting to a Manager, Investment Finance, the primary responsibilities include:


     Prepare quarterly financial statements for separate managed accounts (SMAs)

     Prepare audit working papers for year-end audit

     Communicate with auditors and tax professionals relating to the year-end audit of the SMAs

     Transaction management

     Process accounting entries including capital calls and distributions, reconciliation and reporting

     Interact with investment partners and external advisors

     Anticipate administrative needs of the department and contributing to improving administrative structure, processes and procedures as needed  

     Assist with quarterly reporting administration

     Monitor capital call and distribution notices from Fund Managers and distribute notices to appropriate investment and finance team members

     Review and analyze capital call and distribution notices and input corresponding accounting entries into the investment management system and create and send out approved transaction tickets to respective clients

     Maintain and ensuring completeness of final investment deal documentations in the Fund Library

     Assist with obtaining monthly and quarterly valuations, quarterly financial reports, annual compliance and audit documentation

     Assist in updating cost and fair values of underlying and ensure that all new portfolio companies are added with the corresponding investment categories. i.e. GICs, location etc.

     Prepare and issue capital call and distribution notices to SMA clients

     Work closely with senior members in the finance team to ensure efficient and effective investment data management and information flow within the organization

     Prepare accounting journal entries for separate managed accounts

     Prepare quarterly financial statements for separate managed accounts

     Address client inquiries relating to financial and investment matters

     Complete adhoc reports


     Undergraduate degree in Business/Accounting & Finance

     2 years’ experience in a related role within the financial services or investment industry is preferred

     Strong accounting background is considered an asset as is pursuing a designation in accounting

     Excellent written and verbal communication skills

     Strong technical skills with high accuracy and attention to detail

     Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work both independently and as part of a team

     Intermediate to advance knowledge in Excel & Word and an aptitude and interest in learning new software applications

     Demonstrated strong time management and prioritization skills; extremely well organized

     Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable

     Ambitious self-starter and a solid team player with a positive attitude

     High professional and ethical standards; performs work beyond what is required at this level; willing to “roll up your sleeves” in an entrepreneurial environment to get work done as necessary.

     Demonstrated ability to be resourceful and persistent in gathering and assessing information and to quickly assimilate knowledge.