Finance Business Partner

CBRE Central Functions
31 May 2024
17 Jun 2024
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time
CBRE is the global leader in real estate services and leverages the industry's most powerful knowledge base to meet the commercial real estate needs of its clients worldwide. Our vision is to be the preeminent, vertically integrated, globally capable real estate service firm. Globally we employ over 70,000 employees and operate in 48 countries.

Finance Business Partner
This role is the main point of contact with the finance teams in EMEA region to gain an understanding of overhead management, including actual, forecast and budget. The postholder is required to have a good commercial outlook to facilitate understanding the drivers behind the numbers and to challenge where necessary.

The key contacts for the Finance Business Partner are the senior finance staff (FD/FC) in each country, as well as EMEA Finance Management. There will also be liaison with the US Corporate finance team.

  • Posting segment specific overheads and accruals/prepayments to overhead cost centres.

  • Assist the Finance Manager – Overheads with balance reconciliation related to Overhead cost centres.

  • Taking ownership running overhead process (journals, ISM. PO, Invoices, accrual memo) to improve legacy processes, challenging current procedures, and driving efficiencies.

  • Business Partnering with Central Finance team.

  • Communicating, preparing, and recharging intercompany (including ISM) costs across CBRE entities.

  • Communication of key overhead updates to the Finance teams (EMEA wide).

  • Assist the Finance Manager – Overheads and FD to prepare the analysis for budgeting & planning.

  • Assisting with tasks involved in CBRE's largest ERP system migration for internal projects, from Microsoft Dynamics to PeopleSoft.

  • Assist in the preparation of SOX requirements and Audit queries

Person Specification
  • Accountancy Qualification, preferably AAT or equivalent

  • Use of MS Excel to an intermediate/advanced level

  • IT skills to lead, process and report developments to achieve key tasks, and to give the business a sound reporting base.

  • Good communication skills enabling the individual to work with senior stakeholders, clients, suppliers, and staff to all levels and abilities.

  • Ideally worked in a large matrix organisation

Equal Opportunities
We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

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