CBRE is looking for a dynamic corporate finance leader who will be a key driver in providing financial and strategic insight to support the transformative efforts underway in CBRE's Digital & Technology organization. The Senior Director will lead a team of corporate finance professionals and act as the primary finance leader responsible for partnering with CBRE's Digital & Technology team.
The right leader for this role will have extensive experience in financial management, including operating and capital expense planning and budget management, which will enable them to drive significant improvement in the organization's financial planning and management processes. Experience with product development budgeting and knowledge of Agile software development practices will be huge assets to drive changes that align to an Agile way of working including, but not limited to, Agile team budgeting and capacity planning, and shifting financial planning focus from projects to products.
This role requires exceptional influencing ability to convince subordinates, peers, internal customers and stakeholders across the company to implement practices consistent with the transformations taking place in Digital & Technology and Finance. This position will be a key contributor to CBRE's global technology effort and will have a high level of visibility with CBRE executives, both within and outside CBRE's technology function. Success will require a deep understanding of both corporate finance and technology concepts, extensive collaboration across CBRE's global organizations, and highly effective leadership skills.
The Senior Director will be responsible for strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting, capital planning, management reporting and partnering with CBRE's technology leadership to support high-impact initiatives. Reporting enhancements will include establishing KPI's to measure the success of technology investments and increasing transparency into the operational effectiveness of our technology teams.
SCOPE: Leads CBRE's finan ce support of the Digital & Technology function.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists Executive Management with setting direction for the business; seeks out and communicates actionable steps that can be taken in the future to help meet the financial goals of the business.
Directs and oversees budgeting, forecasting and strategic financial planning processes as well as standard management reporting.
Establishes overall departmental priorities and ensures that all deadlines are met.
Works closely with operations to support other initiatives in the business which could include but is not limited to: pricing, global reporting, strategic analytics with a focus on improving margins and identifying opportunities in the business for growth.
Ensures complete knowledge of monthly results.
Directs staff in preparation of results presentation to senior finance management and business leaders.
Presents results to senior business leaders.
Defines and directs special projects to advance financial analysis and quality of reports to support management decisions.
Assesses staffing levels and skill sets to evaluate department needs.
Identifies and provides development opportunities for staff.
Performs other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES :
Manages the planning, organization, and controls for CBRE's largest functional area. Will be responsible for a mix of direct and matrix reports, and must coordinate technology reporting and forecasting with segment led FP&A teams. Approves subordinate's recommendations for staff, recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Effectively recommends same for direct reports to next level management for review and approval. Monitors appropriate staffing levels and reports on utilization and deployment of human resources. Leads and 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.
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 (BA/BS) from a four-year college or university in a business-related field; Finance or Accounting degree is preferred. Requires a minimum of 10 years related experience to include at least five years in a management role.
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES
CPA or MBA (graduate degree) qualifications are helpful, but not required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate clearly and effectively with peers, businesspeople and management.
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents.
Ability to effectively interact with management, employees, auditors, etc. and respond effectively to the most sensitive issues.
Ability to write reports and manuals using distinctive style.
Ability to motivate and work collaboratively with business partners, key employees, top management, and client groups on various projects.
Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles.
Reviews complex financial/business analysis and reports prepared by subordinates.
Ability to analyze the most complex business/financial data and develop innovative solutions.
Develops and implements financial policies and procedures.
Approves and oversees department budget.
Broad, in-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), concepts.
Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations.
Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment.
Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.
OTHER SKILLS and/or ABILITIES
Strong computer skills, including specific knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.).
Broad experience with other software and financial systems is desired (particularly HFM Consolidation, PeopleSoft Financials and IBM Cognos TM1).
Knowledge of real estate service industry and terminology, along with supporting technology organizations, is helpful.
Ability to handle and manage multiple projects and work streams.
Strong work ethic and adaptable.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve complex results. Responsible for setting project, department and/or division deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to line of business and/or overall company.
Internal Number: 20014811
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