Responsible for the medium to complex accounting activities associated with maintaining key general ledger accounts, balance sheet reconciliations, performing financial analysis and preparing management reports. May provide functional advice or training to peers and less experienced accountants.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support and participate in the monthly financial statement close process for functional area of responsibility, ensuring that all financial transactions are recorded accurately and timely as well as analyzing and reviewing financial statements and variances. Consult and liaise with operating unit finance personnel on accounting issues.
Prepare, review and analyze account reconciliations for companies and/or designated functions within area of responsibility. Ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and Sarbanes - Oxley control requirements.
Maintains balance sheet accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions; resolving discrepancies and proposing necessary journal entries to resolve discrepancies.
Prepare and enhance monthly reporting packages, including analysis of current actual results to prior period actual results for use in internal and external reporting. Assists in the accounting, analysis and budgeting of various accounts in coordination with FP&A.
Interact with internal and external auditors, management, and other functional finance team members as required to accomplish goals.
May be required to read and interpret contracts, legal documents, and other agreements. Ability to record complex business transactions in the general ledger.
May be asked to participate in special projects including system conversion or enhancements, requiring user acceptance testing, providing feedback to IT programmers, and training other staff member on the new process / system.
Other duties may be assigned.
No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to co-workers. May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field OR equivalent combination of education and experience. 4+ years professional level accounting experience.
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES
CPA or MBA with a concentration in Accounting or Finance preferred.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous information to managers. Ability to effectively present information. Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and interact effectively with 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.
Comprehensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regulations. Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate to advanced figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions. Conducts intermediate to advanced financial analysis. Advanced understanding of accounting and bookkeeping concepts. Follows accounting practices to ensure optimum client satisfaction while guaranteeing CBRE financial interests are protected.
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires intermediate to advanced analytical and quantitative skills. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS and/or ABILITIES
Advanced skills in Microsoft suite applications. Ability to design and produce various ad-hoc reports. Advanced knowledge of computer applications related to real estate accounting or financial management systems.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Decisions made with understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Responsible for setting own project deadlines. Able to solve problems and deal with a variety of options in varying situations.
Internal Number: 20007668
With broader and deeper capabilities than any other company, CBRE is the leading full-service real estate services and investment organization in the world.
CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2017 revenues of $14.2 billion and more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included in the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #214 in 2017. It also has been voted the industry’s top brand by the Lipsey Company for 17 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” in the real estate sector for six years in a row. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CBRE.”
CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.