Finance & Contract Support Manager
London, England, GBR
4d ago

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 United Kingdom / flexible around EMEA.

The successful candidate will be responsible for producing excellent client reporting and provide excellent financial support to the clients Account / Portfolio (Finance Manager and their operational teams), through added value financial analysis and valued input to the operational team in the UK&I, DK & FI, but extended for specific tasks to the EMEA region.

Role Summary : Client Finance

Client Finance

Develop strong relationships with both the Client operational and Client finance teams

Understand the commercial model (GMP) and enforce governance and compliance to support effective execution (UK&I, DK & FI / EMEA)

Produce Client reports and provide value add financial commentary in their portfolio (UK&I, DK & FI / EMEA)

Work with the Client to compile annual budgets & quarterly forecasts (UK&I, DK & FI / EMEA)

Working closely with operations and commercial team to identify all possible savings opportunities and ensure that financial targets are achieved (UK&I, DK & FI / EMEA)

Support collation of monthly accruals to Client finance teams (UK&I, DK & FI / EMEA)

Achieve results within quality and time restraints across multiple locations and countries

Financial Reporting

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 (UK&I, DK & FI)

Support any GWS transformation and client initiatives, working closely with other functions to ensure full alignment of deliverables and results (UK&I, DK & FI)

Provide best in class Management Information to both Client and GWS management to include Actuals v Budget. (UK&I, DK & FI)

Liaising with the CBRE EMEA Finance and GWS EMEA Financial Planning & Analysis team to fulfil any ad-hoc information requests

Provide ad-hoc support and financial analysis as required

CBRE Finance

Provide direct financial support and expertise to the account

Provide added value financial commentary to support regular, standard financial reports, Month Ends (UK&I, DK & FI)

Review Client P&L results and challenge (UK&I, DK & FI)

Working closely with Finance Manager EMEA to implement tracking and analysis of baseline, extra works, projects, savings (UK&I, DK & FI / EMEA)

Balance sheet preparation (UK&I, DK & FI) and reviews (support for EMEA)

Provide ad-hoc support to Finance Manager EMEA as required

Conduct monthly formal Contract reviews

Constantly improve quality, service and efficiency

Working closely with the team to identify all possible savings opportunities and ensure that financial targets are achieved

Support compilation of CBRE annual budgets & quarterly forecasts (UK&I, DK & FI / EMEA)

Ensure finance procedures are adhered to by operations team, and take corrective action / escalate where required (own UK&I, DK & FI) (support for EMEA)

Support in ad-hoc financial analysis and projects as required (UK&I, DK & FI / EMEA)

Support creating account specific contract support roles / hub


Site visits and quality assurance (UK&I+)

Policy and procedure compliance (UK&I+)

Understanding / familiarity with Dynamics AX, iScala, SIZ / FMP, EDP and Cognos

Support seamless management of contract across multiple regions

Share best practice and innovation especially around contract terms

Deliver on customers expectations


Build trusted relationships with client finance team

Liaise with Contract Support teams around the business

Involve people and influence decisions

Culture and behaviour carrier

Experience Required :

Higher educational qualifications to A level or degree (or equivalent)

Excellent PC based skills, with experience in Word, Excel (including modelling), PowerPoint and Outlook intermediate to advance level skills are essential (lookups and pivots essential)

Highly numerate

Organised and open to new ways of working to challenge inefficiencies

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, and able to communicate with people at all levels across the account and develop effective relationships at all levels

Working in an environment where delivering financial information within tight timescales is a pre-requisite

Reporting in a complex multi-country, multi-divisional, service business (Industry experience) including financial planning and contracts management

Dealing with Forex in a multi-currency environment

Providing senior management with financial results and analysis

Demonstrable experience working with complex financial and operational information systems and controls in a large business that provides consistent and reliable information

Focus on strong focus on customer service

Must be willing to undertake travel as the role / business requires

About CBRE Global Workplace Solutions :

As one of CBREs 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 worlds 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 industrys top brand by the Lipsey Company for 19 consecutive years and has been named one of Fortunes 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.

Taking into consideration the costs of sponsorship, the nature of the role and the financial resources of the account in question, we are unable to offer sponsorship for this 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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