Accounting Director
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London - England - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Job Title: Accounting Director

Our Director, Accounting Director is responsible for the direction of a functional group's / Center of Excellence's accounting functions.

This role is accountable for the development and maintenance of planning and budget systems, the preparation of financial and management reports and procedures, and the presentation of findings and specific recommendations to senior management.

This role will be responsible for training and managing other accounting staff.


  • Oversees all aspects of accounting for one or more functional departments, Centers of Excellence or projects.
  • Works with Finance Department on variances to budget and forecast.
  • Reviews financial statement packages prior to submitting to internal clients.
  • Performs and assists with profitability analysis, financial decision-making, and operating statistics for a functional area.
  • Identifies/evaluates complex technical accounting issues; reaches sound conclusions; generates alternatives and understands consequences.
  • Approves check and wire requests up to approved dollar amounts.
  • Arranges for and acts as primary contact with organization's internal and external auditors on 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


·       Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field;

·       Experience in public and/or private accounting, including experience in progressively responsible management positions.

·       Experience in managing and developing professionals with proven ability to motivate, manage and lead employees.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous information to top management.
  • Highly developed written, oral, and presentation skills. 
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and interact effectively with top management, employees, representatives of federal and state governments, and external auditors. 
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and summarize data and prepare clear, concise financial reports.
  • Must have ability to convey complex financial issues to nonfinancial users.


  • 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.
  • Ability to analyze the most complex business/financial data and develop innovative solutions.
  • Ability to forecast and prepare budgets.
  • Conducts financial/business analysis including the preparation of reports. Advanced understanding of accounting and bookkeeping concepts.
  • Develops and administers accounting practices to ensure optimum client satisfaction while guaranteeing CBRE financial interests are protected.


  • Extensive understanding and experience in application of GAAP and SEC financial reporting requirements including financial statements and financial statement footnotes.
  • Broad experience with an ERP such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, Hyperion, etc. Knowledge of real estate service industry and terminology is helpful.
  • External and internal audit/SOX compliance.
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong analytical and problem resolution skills, including the ability to research and simplify complex situations.
  • Strong computer skills, including specific knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Ability to interface with all levels of the organization to collect information and drive resolution.
  • Must be detail-oriented, have a proactive approach and the ability to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Must be able to effectively manage and prioritize critical deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.




We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.



CBRE is the world’s leading commercial real estate services firm with offices located around the globe. CBRE currently employs roughly 70,000 people worldwide, with 2000 working in the UK. The company’s core services include property sales, leasing and management, facilities and project management, investment management and, research and consulting. In Central London, CBRE advises on more commercial property than any other adviser and across the United Kingdom with offices in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, and Southampton.