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Senior Financial Analyst (Remote)
at CBRE
Bridgewater, NJ

Senior Financial Analyst (Remote)
at CBRE
Bridgewater, NJ

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JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the overall financial support of CBRE client's real estate outsourcing contract.  Role will be remotely located and candidate may work from home; however with the ability to be onsite as needed at one of CBRE's prestigious life science clients supporting all financial aspects of this Americas client contract. Conducts and documents complex financial and operational analyses and ad hoc projects, including review and investigation of financial data and results, as well as key operational metrics. Establish and maintain excellent relationships with internal and external clients, working within a matrix reporting environment - Dedicated Account Team, Divisional Finance and Corporate and Client Accounting. Support the Client on all aspects of accounting, finance, analysis, reporting and special projects as required. Leverage related accounting, finance and operations technology platforms to deliver business intelligence, reporting and analytics.  Knowledge of the real estate industry, facilities management and project management a big plus.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Supports Alliance Director, Sr. Finance Mgr leader, Divisional and Operational field teams in a variety of areas of accounting, financial reporting and analysis: 

  • Experience with structuring and manipulating large data sets - ability to scrub, synthesize and summarize into decision making outputs. Ability to decipher complex situations and generate key takeaways and conclusions for presentation toothers.

  • Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles. Compile, decipher, analyze, and interpret financial information and the ability to accurately explain/report activity in verbal and writtencommunications.

  • Review, perform, and coordinate accounting and financial analysis across different departments, different locations, regions, sites or business segments including monthly management reporting, variance analyses, account reconciliations, strategic planning, budgeting andforecasting.

  • Constant drive towards process improvements and gains in efficiency by brainstorming new, automated ways of accomplishing tasks (excel, webbased,etc.).

  • A drive to understand processes, data and interpret their meaning, rather than just following a manual checklist of steps and delivery of output.

  • Support the client billing, vendor invoicing and cost allocations processes associated with the real estate portfolio and completing AP upload requirements.

  • Funding request review, Expense reporting & operations coding.

  • Vendor management including invoice management, reconciliations, payment, and contractual financial compliance  

  • Perform and/or support monthly accrual process and other monthly related tasks.

  • Ad hoc client and/or other team requests. Proactive response to client inquiries.

COLLABORATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

May coordinate and assign tasks to Operational coworkers within a work unit and/or project. As a "goto resource," duties may encompass technical guidance and/or training to Ops coworkers, as well as participation in special initiatives (transition additional sites/locations as needed at direction of Sr. Finance Mgr).

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, accurately and timely. 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

Education:Bachelor'sdegree(BA/BS)inAccounting or Financefromfour-yearcollege oruniversity,andaminimumoftwotofiveyearsofrelatedexperienceand related training.

  • Technology: MicrosoftOffice as a primary technology tool:

    • Advanced experience in Excel: Ability to calculate results using pivots, sum ifs, lookups, filtering, sorting, named ranges, graphing,formatting;

    • Moderate experience in MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, or Access

    • Additional experience in Peoplesoft, Tableau, MyBuy, JD Edwards or Cognos or Power BI is preferred but not required

  • Analytics: Requires strong analytical and quantitative skills that goes beyond number manipulation; ability to problem solve; evaluate data output, quality, and error recognition; suggest solutions and evaluate your audience to communicate the data to non- Finance, Operations and Business Leadership audiences.

  • Quality, accuracy and timeliness: Must have a detailed approach & orientation - accuracy, quality andmeeting deadlinesisarequirement. The abilitytomanagemultipleprioritieswithhighflexibilityandappropriate responsetime.

  • Proactive and highenergy: A self-starter, energetic and inquisitive and able to work with a team as well as able to work independently under crunch times.

  • Strong& professional workethic, with ability to adapt within an open work environment:Mustbeflexibletomeetclientandcorporatedeadlines.

  • Communications: Strong written and verbal communicationskills to varied corporate & client audiences.

  • Customer Service: Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable, and courteous service to customers. Ability to understand the audience and customize approach to maximize and simplify understanding. Ability to effectively present information to supervisors, management andclients.

  • Information Design and Presentation: Design, generate, review, and understand reports. Create presentations and other client-facing materials. Presentation elements may also include maps, charts, tables, illustrations, and other features using Word, PowerPoint, Excel.

  • Other: Knowledgeofrealestateserviceindustryandterminologyishelpful but not required.

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