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Financial Systems Manager - Application Support Manager

Bloomington, MN 55431

CBRE Investment Accounting & Reporting Solutions

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 cproperty 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.




JOB SUMMARY  

Directs and manages the work activities and staff responsible for developing client accounting systems and providing software support and technical assistance to Client Accounting Services and Real Estate Management teams. Provides project management leadership for local and national Financial Systems projects and initiatives. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

Oversees and manages multiple Financial Systems (application support) teams that are responsible for troubleshooting and developing software used by Client Accounting Services and Real Estate Management teams. Responsible for training, development, and performance evaluations of direct reports, and assists in establishing performance objectives for department.

Identifies, analyzes and recommends to senior management enhancements, additions, and changes on technical, software and/or process-related projects. 

Manages and supports the development, tracking, and implementation of Financial Systems process efficiency and technology projects on a local and national level from idea to implementation. 

Oversees and ensures all project and process enhancements are in compliance with acceptable accounting practices and applicable internal and external policies and regulations.

Participates in the development and monitoring of bench-marking and metrics to assess and manage direct and indirect labor costs on projects. Advises manager on resource constraints and impact of labor constrains on project timelines. 

Presents and/or delivers project updates to senior leadership committees in formal presentations, both verbal and written. 

Partners with training team and ensures that all developed training meets the needs of the identified system users/audience.

Provides leadership for post-project implementation support to ensure that support is appropriate and measurable.

Performs other duties as assigned.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES  

Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area. 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. Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime. Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff. Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.

 

 

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS  

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  

Four-year college degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, MIS or related field required. A minimum of eight years experience financial systems management required. Demonstrated expert knowledge of software related to real estate accounting and/or financial management systems. A minimum of 3 years prior supervisory or management experience.


CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES  

Lean Six Sigma Green, Orange or Black Belt certification preferred. Project management training and/or certification preferred.


COMMUNICATION SKILLS  

Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups. Ability to explain complex systems and accounting concepts and issues to non-systems users. Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action. 


FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE  

Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate complex figures. Ability to forecast and prepare budgets. Conducts financial/business analysis including the preparation of reports. Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the business' financial issues and economic impact beyond technical accounting knowledge. 


REASONING ABILITY  

Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires advanced 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 ABILITIES  

Advanced knowledge of computer software and hardware (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite Products). Expert knowledge of knowledge of financial management systems. Requires a high level of commitment to customer service. Must work well under pressure with proactive approach to routine and non-routine occurrences. Advanced organizational skills, attention to detail, and openness to new ideas and procedures.


SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY  

Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results. Develops, recommends, and implements functional operational programs and procedures. Responsible for setting department deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to co-workers, supervisor, department and/or line of business.

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Posted: 2019-10-18 Expires: 2019-11-18

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