CBRE, is the largest commercial real estate company in the world and is comprised of several business lines including leasing services, capital markets, valuations & advisory services, and property management; with regional and global capabilities in all major markets around the globe. Within property management, our CBRE Investment Accounting & Reporting (IA&R) group is the leader in providing investment managers with vertically integrated accounting and data solutions, from property through funds.
CBRE IA&R is the only 100% dedicated Real Estate Fund and Property accounting business supporting Global and Pan-European coordination for clients providing Fund & SPV Accounting, Investor Reporting and Performance Measurement services to real estate investment-companies, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors in key financial markets.
Our team of professionals offer unmatched dedication to real estate. We serve only real estate and have a history of successfully serving all real estate asset classes; including simple to complex investment structures.
We have dedicated fund and investor reporting teams in 18 countries, while also being a part of our global accounting and reporting operating platform with presence in an additional 41 countries for property accounting services to provide completely integrated services.
Within CBRE IA&R, you will be challenged to develop yourself, to extend your knowledge and skills and to further improve and professionalize various processes within the company.
A senior finance member for a large size fund or a number of mid-smaller funds or separate accounts. Manages the work activities of an accounting team. Responsible for oversight and development of staff. Oversees the accounting and reporting requirements on fund investments including set up and accounting for complex multi-tier investment entities. Reviews monthly, quarterly and annual portfolio level consolidated financial statements and other client reporting. Responsible for oversight of fund level reporting and coordination of client equity contributions and distributions. Supports new business initiatives.
Financial Statement & Budgets: Reviews and verifies financial information including monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements for commingled funds and separate accounts prior to submittal to client and investors. Produces statements and other required financial information including but not limited to investor funded and unfunded commitments, asset accrual methodology and output. Provides qualitative analysis and comments. Maintains shareholder registries. Prepares periodic financial statements and assists with audit and tax preparation and audit review. May review the work of junior team members. Manages portfolio budgets, forecasts and reports for clients/investors. Completes in an accurate and timely manner.
Monitors Financial Performance: Monitors financial performance, provides a forward-looking view and strategic advice to the executive leadership team. Compiles and analyzes detailed data. Reviews periodic P&L calculations at the fund and investor levels.
Treasury Function: Manages and operates the treasury/ cash management function and ensures an adequate accounting function of the product. Reviews system prepared reports and supporting schedules for accuracy. Reviews and signs-off on fund level bank account reconciliations. Assists in discussion with banks and financial institutions, assist with handling financing arrangements and execution of loan agreements. Maintains relationships with external parties,
Manages financial/legal/tax risks and ensures segregation of duties and a suitable control framework is in place.
New Business Participation & Structuring: May participate in new business proposals. Manages capital request and budgeting progress, reviewing new contracts and business opportunities. Manages financial transactions related to new business proposals. Assists on structuring investments and raising capital.
NAV Calculation: May review junior team member's work product, including NAV calculations, financial packages, to ensure its complete, accurate and timely release to internal departments and external clients.
Investors' Contact: Is a contact point for investors. Feeds data for client presentations. May design and prepare presentations on financials. Reviews/prepares IRR and performance models.
Customer Service: Troubleshoots escalated issues and ensures internal and external customer requests are handled timely, accurately and with a focus on customer service. Creates a positive customer experience by opening and maintaining constructive and reliable lines of communication.
Transitions: Participates and/or leads all aspects of internal and external property and client transitions. Works with other internal teams in handling special requirements as defined in the Management Agreement and scope of services in the Financial Services Agreement.
Systems Implementation: Participates in the implementation and maintenance of the accounting/reporting systems. Coordinates and ensures completion of annual audits by required deadlines.
Special Projects: Works with other internal teams in handling special requirements or projects. Remains current with changing environment/regulations, responsible for impact on fund accounting practice.
Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned
May not have supervisory responsibilities. If there are direct reports, would support staff in areas of staffing, selection, training, development, coaching, mentoring, measuring, appraising and rewarding performance and retention. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.
Degree from a four-year college or university program with an emphasis in accounting, finance or related field required. A minimum of six years accounting experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Prior experience in fund level accounting required with real estate accounting or fund accounting software systems.
Requires prior supervisory experience and experience with real estate accounting or fund accounting software systems. Certified Accountant qualifications in relevant jurisdictions.
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex business documents. Ability to effectively write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to effectively respond, verbally and written, to sensitive issues, complex inquiries or complaints. Ability to make effective presentations on general topics. Ability to inspire and motivate employees and client groups to take desired action. Requires a high level of commitment to customer service, whether co-workers or clients.
Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Able to forecast and prepare budgets. Conducts complex financial/business analysis including the preparation of complex reports.
Advanced technical financial skills and comprehensive knowledge of GAAP, FASB, REIS, IFRS, and in-region/in-country standards.
Ability to identify and analyze problems with limited information, then recommend more than one resolution alternative. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.
Advance economics, math and analytical skills and ability to apply them and in the pursuit of diverse situations. Knowledge of real estate terms, definitions, and real estate analytical methodology. Knowledge of Company financial systems as well as internal and external information sources. Advanced knowledge of computer software and hardware (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite Products). Ability to work in multiple accounting software applications.
Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to clients and department.
Internal Number: 20014540
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.