SOX Assurance Senior Associate
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London - England - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBRE), a Fortune 200 and S&P 500 company, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment management business. The company completes more than $330 billion dollars’ worth of transactions a year, manages more than $100 billion of invested assets and 5 ½ billion square feet of property. The company has revenues of $25 billion and a market cap of ~$32 billion, has more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors, and occupiers through more than 450 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide.

Through CBRE’s three global business segments, Advisory Services, Global Workplace Solutions and Real Estate Investments, CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate portfolio outsourcing services; property, facilities, and project management; mortgage banking and services; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting.

CBRE’s Global SOX Assurance (GSA) function continuously endeavors for world class service delivery across the group. Currently the GSA function is expanding, and this is a unique opportunity to join a global organization and deliver complex and large projects across various geographies and segments.

This is a new role in the organization and represents a fantastic opportunity to join a motivated, dynamic and truly international team! You will be leading or supporting on SOX programs as well as special projects, combining extensive hands-on experience with change management and techniques for problem-solving with a strong drive for results and quality in accordance with professional standards. Special projects cover a wide variety of business risks across financial, operational, technological, and strategic areas. 

CBRE is also committed to provide an ongoing training program and offers support for certifications and professional education. Additionally, CBRE offers a flexible workplace, enjoyed by our People!


Reporting to the Senior Director EMEA SoX, the Senior Associate EMEA SOX will be integral for the timely delivery of high-quality SoX program in accordance with professional standards and CBRE guidelines. A strong understanding of SoX is required as part of this role. The Sr Associate will work with the process owners and SoX team and be independently responsible for delivery of their work on time and with quality standards.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Assist in day-to-day execution of the SOX program; this includes SOX walkthroughs, controls testing, deficiency evaluation and remediation tracking

Document testing, prepare workpapers, respond to comments and continuous communication of status to the supervising Manager

Collaborate with process owners to plan and execute SOX engagements effectively

Conduct interviews with business partners to quickly understand complex business environments and process flows, evaluate financial records, interpret policies and procedures and apply professional accounting and auditing standards to assess risks and controls

Successfully manage competing priorities in order to meet deadlines, with quality and within budgeted hours

Strong understanding of GAAP, SOX, COSO, financial and IT risks and controls, and leading business practices

Foster a positive work environment in the planning, execution, and reporting phases of audits or special projects, in line with GSA leadership team guideline and timeline

Participate in ad hoc requests and special projects as required by the GSA leadership team.


Specific experience and qualifications will include, but not be limited to the following:

Bachelor's degree or similar in business, accounting, finance, systems or related field.

Previous experience and knowledge of SOX or external/ internal audit experience with knowledge of general accounting and audit procedures.

Ideally experience within Big 4 or national accounting firm experience required

Ability to multi-task, work independently and as part of a team whilst maintaining a positive and professional attitude

Proficiency in Visio, PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook is required. Proficiency in audit software is a plus


Leading Innovation & Change and Digital Agility – brings a point of view on the new and different, leveraging technology and new digital leadership techniques, and possesses the ability to create a vision, roadmap, and execute on desired path forward.

Strong Leadership Capabilities – demonstrate strong leadership skills across the enterprise, not just the accounting organization.

Communications Skills – communicate effectively across all company constituencies, express complex company issues as simply as possible.

Organizational Influence – be a practical, collaborative, and influential figure within the firm, working across businesses and functions. Invest time and resources to establish strong relationships and be a strong “team player” on the leadership team. Operate comfortably in a complex “matrix” environment.

“Hands On” Leader – work practically and do hard things well with speed and urgency. Operate effectively in a lean organization, with a bias for action.

Ethics – drive an ethical culture, earning the confidence of the Company’s constituencies.


Qualified accountant, CIA qualified or equivalent.