Finance & Contract Support Manager

Employer
CBRE Managed Services
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 Nov 2020

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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CBRE Global Workplace Solutions is a leading global provider of integrated facilities and corporate real estate management. We are recruiting a Finance & Contract Support Manager to join the team located in London. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing insight and influencing the team to impact performance and maintain competitive advantage alongside financial and contract support leadership and direction in the Contract. The individual will also be acting as a point of liaison for Finance and Commercial issues for both the Client and Contract team.

Role Summary:

Develop high quality and effective Client relationships across the account and build good working relationship with account management and key client's members and be a business partner for both
Manage contract governance, demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of the terms and conditions of the contract to ensure that all cost elements are appropriately accounted for
Positively respond to both our internal and external customers (often in a matrix environment) through effective communication and personal accessibility/credibility in a timely and accurate manner
Prepare accurate Contract reports in line with monthly company timetable including full Profit & Loss account with analysis and commentary, Balance Sheet extracts and reconciliations, detailed Project Profitability reporting, Profit & Loss forecasts and annual plans
Support any GWS transformation and client initiatives, working closely with other functions to ensure full alignment of deliverables and results
Provide best in class Management Information to both Client and GWS management to include Actuals v Budget; liaise with the CBRE EMEA Finance, GWS EMEA Financial Planning & Analysis team to fulfill any ad-hoc information requests
Ad-hoc reporting as requested by Divisional Finance Director or Business Unit Director/Alliance Director
Continually review, maintain and improve cash-flow, margins and reporting whilst developing targets and benchmarking processes to challenge the financial information
Drive high quality financial / commercial performance through understanding the contractual commitments on service lines in EMEA and ensure is aligned and consistent with global contract management practices
Identify and help drive implementation of savings opportunities to ensure Client and GWS financial savings targets are maximized
Review Client P&L results and challenge accordingly; carry out regular Business Unit reviews, Project reviews and conduct monthly formal Contract reviews
Active management of overheads whilst seeking out areas for efficiencies for savings; communicate regularly with contract financial and contract support staff ensuring they are fully informed of operational objectives and achievements
Support in any client related audits; ensure full substantiation of all accruals, un-billed revenue and WIP are in line with GWS policy
Manage the integrity of data in Client reporting and GWS systems; develop an understanding of how to best utilize GWS system-generated reporting capabilities
Have thorough knowledge of procedures and processes and lead the delivery of these to the required standard and manage compliance through the required procedures and processes
Ensure the integrity of the Balance Sheet and Balance Sheet Commentary; ensure monthly balance sheet reconciliations are carried out, reviewed/maintained in ART
Drive/agree any financial policy requirements with the Divisional Financial Director or Alliance Director
Recruit, induct, manage, target, motive and develop the team; carry out structured appraisals ensuring personal development plans are in place and include succession plans

Experience Required:

Hold a Chartered Accountant qualification (or equivalent) with superior written and verbal communication skills/strong oral presentation skills
Highly computer literate with IT skills to achieve key tasks and give the business a sound reporting base
Ability to combine strategic vision with hands-on, pragmatic delivery and capable of working in a matrix environment
Good understanding of the requirements of operating in a cross border multiservice line environment
Worked in a complex multinational with hands on experience of managing teams in continental Europe (applicable for Global Accounts)
Proven commercial acumen and ability to contribute to decision-making and take accountability for outcomes with track record of achieving results through others
Calm manner with ability to work under pressure and with changing demands and priorities whilst maintaining confidential and discrete approach
Flexibility and willingness to undertake travel as the role/business requires

About CBRE Global Workplace Solutions:

As one of the business units in CBRE, Global Workplace Solutions provides end-to-end services across the complete lifecycle of the workplace, helping to improve business operations and reduce cost. As a one-stop solutions provider with a broad array of long-term customers and customized services, Global Workplace Solutions has delivered US$3 billion in savings to customers over the past ten years.

CBRE Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2014 revenue). The Company has more than 70,000 employees and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices worldwide.

Application Process:

Your application will be reviewed by our Talent Resourcing Team and you will be contacted if you have been successful in being short listed for the role.

No agencies please.

Please note: The job title shown above may be different to local job titles used in our business and issued on any contract of employment.

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