Senior Architect Budgeting & Planning Systems (IBM TM1)
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Corporate Segment
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Accounting/Finance, Digital & Technology/Information Technology
Dallas - Texas - United States of America, El Segundo - California - United States of America


The CBRE Global Process and Systems team is tasked with the support, development and innovation of the Budgeting and Forecasting Global Process and System for CBRE.


The ideal candidate will have strong experience architecting planning and forecasting models and processes (preferably using TM1/IBM Planning Analytics). The candidate must also have strong communication skills to work directly with finance leaders and finance users to gather requirements, conduct testing, solve issues and provide training.  We are looking for product and process management skills that will allow us to create a best-in-class global budgeting and forecasting experience for CBRE Finance.

Primary Responsibilities:

        Oversee architecture of IBM Cognos TM1/IBM Planning Analytics models, Planning Analytics Workspace (PAW) workbooks and TM1 Websheets and reports.  

        Prioritize roadmap and on-going deliverables of BP&F tasks

        Actively participate in the development of project plans.  Analyze business requirements, and review builds of planning/forecast models in IBM Cognos TM1/Planning Analytics.  

        Manage large volumes of enhancement tasks for yearly budget planning models.

        Understand complex business requirements and translate into TM1 model designs. 

        Challenge user requests by finding alternative and creative solutions.

        Evaluate existing processes, identify areas of improvement and lead/own the implementation process. 

        Advise on impact of system related changes. 

        Interact with IT Department to resolve system related issues.



        8+ years of experience developing OLAP models in IBM Cognos TM1 or another OLAP tool, such as IBM Cognos Planning or Hyperion Planning / Essbase.

        Education – Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and 8+ years related experience.  

        Understanding and experience in TM1 cubes / Rules / TI processes /Active Forms /Websheets /PAW Workbooks/Planning Analytic for Excel (PAX)

    Knowledge of finance and accounting principles required in order to provide analytical support. 

        Knowledge of TM1/Planning Analytics architecture and best practices for TM1 development. 

        Communication Skills – Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial reports.  Ability to respond to inquiries or issues from internal customers or management.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information to and respond to questions from groups or managers or other internal customers.

        Mathematical Skills – Ability to work with and apply mathematical concepts.

        Reasoning Ability – Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions in written or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills. 

        Computer Skills – Very strong or advanced knowledge of Excel.  Possess general relational database concepts. 

        High level understanding of financial systems.

        Knowledge of commercial real estate service industry and terminology a plus.

CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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