Functions in the areas of Payables and Receivables. Maintain accounting processes and procedures which comply with generally accepted accounting principles and management reporting requirements. Reconciles records with internal company employees and management, or external vendors or customers. Participate in performing month-end accruals, account analysis and reporting required to achieve timely, accurate month-end and year-end accounting close. Conducts and documents moderate to complex financial analysis, financial reporting and ad hoc finance projects. Compiles historic and projections data ahead of the corporate budgetary process. Assists in performing routine analysis of processes and metrics to identify areas where team productivity and efficiencies can be improved. Identifies process and system improvements and implements solutions that will increase efficiencies and customer satisfaction. Aids organization with financial functions, such as cost control and project control. Leads special projects and other assigned initiatives.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for the accounts receivable and accounts payable activities.
Participate in preparation of customer billing.
Ensure timely payment of vendor invoices and customer billing.
Responsible for overseeing reconciliation of vendor accounts receivable to internal accounts payable records.
Assists in researching vendor/invoice and customer/billing issues.
Review billing / funding reconciliation process performed by REAS.
Analyzes records of financial transactions to determine accuracy and completeness of entries.
Participate in performing month-end accruals, account analysis and reporting required to achieve timely, accurate month-end and year-end accounting close.
For specific location sites, may support operations in processing purchase orders, assist in administering purchase order workflow, resolving invoice match exceptions, verifying the accuracy of invoices and other accounting documents or records.
Ensures that processes and procedures are in compliance with company policies and acceptable accounting practices.
Maintain accounting processes and procedures which comply with generally accepted accounting principles and management reporting requirements.
Provide informal assistance such as technical guidance and/or training to coworkers. Assist in coordinating work and assign tasks.
Assists in performing routine analysis of processes and metrics to identify areas where team productivity and efficiencies can be improved within the financial operations team "Identifies process and system improvements and implements solutions that will increase efficiencies and customer satisfaction by using established/new processes to initiate a new project/work effort."
Examines financial statements and documents for conformance with accounting requirements and principles.
Compiles historic and projections data ahead of the corporate budgetary process.
May be required to read and interpret contracts, legal documents, and other agreements.
Ability to record complex business transactions in the general ledger.
Participate in 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 coworkers. 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
Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or related field OR equivalent combination of education and experience. 4+ years professional level accounting experience.
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. 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 non-financial 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. Ability to assist with budget and forecast preparation. 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 ABILITIES
Advanced experience with MS Excel and experience with Microsoft Office 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. Experience working with JDE, PeopleSoft, TM1, Cognos systems a plus. Must be able to manage high volume of communication, work well under pressure with proactive approach to routine and non-routine occurrences. Advanced organizational skills and attention to detail required.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Decisions made with understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Responsible for setting own project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to co-workers and supervisor. Able to solve problems and deal with a variety of options in varying situations.
Internal Number: 19007723
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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.”
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