Sr Finance Specialist
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Service line
Corporate Segment
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Areas of Interest
Hyderabad - Telangana - India
Client Accounting Manager 

Job Summary
Manages a real estate accounting team to provide accurate and timely client reporting for assigned portfolios of CBRE clients and properties. Implements processes to ensure compliance with reporting requirements. Reviews and certifies accuracy of all financial reports issued by accounting team.

  • Reviews staff work product, including financial packages, to ensure its complete, accurate and timely release to internal departments and external clients.
  • Troubleshoots escalated issues and ensures internal and external customer requests are handled timely, accurately and with a focus on customer service. Creates a positive customer experience by opening and maintaining constructive and reliable lines of communication.
  • Verifies and ensures accounting team's debt, real estate tax, sales tax and owner distribution payments are made timely and internal databases are updated and maintained accordingly.
  • May assist with internal and external property and client transitions. Works with other internal teams in handling special requirements as defined in the Management Agreement and scope of services in the Financial Services Agreement.
  • Identifies and communicates scope of service changes to manager and team. Suggests consulting opportunities to manager based on knowledge of the department's pricing platform. Reviews monthly pricing worksheets and may enter allocations into PeopleSoft.
  • Reviews the Corporate A/R and CBRE Tech A/R reports to ensure reconciliations are completed and reviewed by their team. Ensures open issues for the team are resolved.
  • Partners with field and account management teams to ensure they have a working knowledge of team's client Management Agreements and that they are properly maintained per department policy and requirements/terms. Ensures team managers are reviewing management fee calculations to be in accordance with the current Management Agreement.
  • Participates in external audits as needed.
  • May review budgets and annual year-end recovery calculations to ensure timely completion.
  • Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area. Recommends staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime. Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff. Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field of work with a minimum of 7 years’ experience.
  • ACCA or CPA certification would be advantageous.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in both verbal and written with the ability to present analysis and information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers.
  • Ability to motivate, persuade and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.
  • Advanced analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to solve problems in varying situations.
  • Knowledge and ability to comprehend and interpret complex financial and accounting data, principles, compliance and develop innovative solutions.
  • Possess an aptitude for understanding and leveraging change across various business segments, regions and stakeholder groups and ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues.
  • Advanced knowledge of computer software and hardware (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite Products). Ability to work in multiple accounting software applications.

Responsible for personal safety and the safety of those who are affected by your work. This includes but is not limited to: 

1. Complete all required and assigned HSE training at a satisfactory level,
2. Follow all activity policies and procedures, including all HSE-related requirements at all times,
3. Participate in all HSE-related programs & activities as required, including incident investigations, interviews, auditing and assessment, etc.
4. Report any conditions which you feel could result in an accident or injury and / or stop work if required.