Senior Financial Controller
Job ID
Service line
GWS Segment
Role type
Singapore - '- - Singapore
Assists in the direction of a functional group's accounting functions. Assists in the preparation of financial accounting for the GWS Segment and procedures, and the presentation of findings and specific recommendations to senior management. Responsible for training and managing other accounting staff.

  • Oversees all aspects of accounting assurance for GWS Segment 
  • Reviews financial statement packages prior to submitting to group / Balance Sheet Flux / Development of tools and processes 
  • ASC606 Review – Global Financial Review on ASC606 Gross Up / Contract Asset/Liability Review 
  • Identifies/evaluates complex technical accounting issues; reaches sound conclusions; generates alternatives and understands consequences.
  • ERP Ledger Maintenance including Dynamics / Iscala and Oracle sub systems 
  • Arranges for and acts as primary contact with organization’s internal and external auditors on global accounting matters.
  • Identifies areas that need process improvement within accounting or the company; evaluates alternatives, proposes and implements changes to achieve new efficiencies.
  • Maintains and establishes documented internal controls and policies and procedures.
  • Assists with development and implementation of financial reporting systems, programs and procedures. Leads special projects and companywide initiatives
  • Establishes and maintains accounting processes and procedures which comply with generally accepted accounting principles
Manages the planning, organization, and controls for a major functional area or department. May be responsible for a mix of direct and matrix reports. Approves subordinate's recommendations for staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Effectively recommends same for direct reports to next level management for review and approval. Monitors appropriate staffing levels and reports on utilization and deployment of human resources. Leads and supports staff in areas of staffing, selection, training, development, coaching, mentoring, measuring, appraising and rewarding performance and retention. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values. Typically manages a staff of assistant controllers, controllers, managers and accounting personnel.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field; a CPA and/or MBA may be required.
12+ years experience in public and/or private accounting, including 10+ years experience in progressively responsible management positions. Or a non CPA with 15+ years related experience; or any similar combination of education and technical experience. 
7+ years managing and developing professionals with proven ability to motivate, manage and lead employees.

CPA preferred.

Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups. Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action. Highly developed written, oral, and presentation skills. Proven ability to effectively interact with external clients, senior management, employees, regulators and external auditors.

Broad, in-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Financial Accounting Standards (FASB), theories, & practices.  Demonstrated experience & knowledge of financial issues & economic impact beyond technical knowledge. Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Reviews complex financial/business analysis and reports prepared by subordinates. Ability to analyze the most complex business/financial data and develop innovative solutions. Develops and implements financial policies and procedures. Approves and oversees department budget. Advanced understanding of accounting and
bookkeeping concepts. Develops and administers accounting practices to ensure optimum client satisfaction while guaranteeing CBRE financial interests are protected.

Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based environment. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company. Ability to interpret a 
variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Advanced skills in Microsoft suite applications and real estate or other financial accounting software. Thorough knowledge of computer applications related to real estate accounting or financial management systems.

Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve complex results. Responsible for setting project, department and/or division deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to line of business and/or overall company.