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EMEA Finance Director

CBRE Gws Ltd
London, UK
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3 Feb 2021

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CBRE Global Workplace Solutions is a leading global provider of integrated facilities and corporate real estate management. We are recruiting an EMEA Finance Director to join the team located in London. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the financial management of the EMEA region on the global Morgan Stanley Enterprise Account.

Role Summary:

Develop high quality and effective Client relationships across all sub-regions of the Account with all stakeholders including regional finance teams

Build strong working relationships with key Client stakeholders, Global Client Finance Director and the Global Alliance Director; being a strategic partner to both

Assist with requests including Client audit requirements in a timely and accurate manner through effective communication and personal accessibility/credibility

Use position and market knowledge to add value to Client relationship and service delivery

Capture, report and drive Account KPIs in the required framework

Drive high quality financial / commercial performance through understanding the contractual commitments on service lines and ensure alignment with corporate policies

Identify and help drive implementation of savings opportunities to ensure Client and GWS financial savings targets are maximized

Ensure your Account sub- regional Finance teams take responsibility for Balance Sheet governance and reconciliations together with full compliance with SOX control requirements, including SOC1 where applicable

Liaise with all relevant Finance stakeholders particularly the Global Client Finance Director, Divisional Finance Director, Financial Planning & Analysis team and GBS team

Communicate regularly with Account finance and contract support staff to ensure they are fully informed of operational objectives, best practice and key business messages

Identify, analyse and resolve potential business risks, as well as opportunities and solutions to enhance business performance; active management of Regional Account overheads seeking areas of efficiency

Implement improvements, drive change, raise standards through the direct and indirect management of staff

Visit sites, meet Client and communicate with Account line managers

Deliver best in class GWS and Client management information including annual budgets (balance sheet and cash flow plans), monthly management accounts and forecasts including Profit and Loss variance and Balance Sheet commentaries

Provide strategic ad-hoc support, influence and manage any financial analysis as required; manage the accuracy and integrity of accounting records and financial systems, identify opportunities to enhance system efficiencies

Meet Group reporting requirements and deadlines, ensuring this is cascaded to all stakeholders including GBS team

Support systems development to maximize efficiency benefits for the Client & GWS; save thorough knowledge of policies, procedures and manage compliance of them

Ensure all controllable Balance Sheet accounts are reconciled including intercompany in line with GWS policy

Tightly 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; manage Trade Working Capital to maximise cash and control integrity and segregation of client cash

Participate in monthly business reviews and manage agreed actions; provide support to Client and CBRE statutory obligations, such as audits

Ensure all regions are fully compliant with Sarbannes Oxley and SOC1 (Service and Organisation Controls Report where applicable)

Line Management responsibility for Account sub-regional finance teams across all countries, ensuring high quality finance team and succession planning in place

Build, lead and motivate a diverse and effective team empowering team members to take responsibility and accountability

Agree and monitor annual performance of individuals in the team in line with Client and Company objectives

Convey messages and ideas clearly and openly; involve people and influence decisions; deal with any people issues quickly and professionally

Identify and manage delivery of financial training including non-finance staff

Experience Required:

Great stakeholder management, externally with clients and internally especially with overseas colleagues (US upward, EMEA downward and peers)

Experienced commercial negotiator, resolving disputes, claiming contractual entitlements, pricing new work

Proven leader of cost savings programmes or experience of GMP (guaranteed price) contracts

Experience at relying on output from teams in shared service centres

About CBRE Global Workplace Solutions:

As one of CBRE's core global businesses, Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) provides end-to-end services to occupier clients across the entire lifecycle of a building. Our teams help companies improve their operations and reduce costs, through expert facilities management, project management, real estate and energy and sustainability services. Our dedicated teams work across all industries, and support clients ranging from global Fortune 500 companies to single, iconic buildings.

CBRE Group, Inc. is the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2019 revenues of $23.9 billion and more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included on the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #128 in 2020. It also has been voted the industry's top brand by the Lipsey Company for 19 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune's "Most Admired Companies" for eight years in a row, including being ranked number one in the real estate sector in 2020, for the second consecutive year. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CBRE."

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.

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