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Financial Analyst Pool Director

Company: Cushman & Wakefield
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title Financial Analyst Pool Director Job Description Summary The Financial Analyst Pool Director will be responsible for leading the national rollout of Cushman & Wakefield's new Financial Analyst Pool organization and ensuring the creation of a scalable operating model that delivers an exceptional service to Capital Markets Brokers. In this role, the Financial Analyst Pool Director will manage teams in the delivery of financial analyses across Capital Market's industrial, office, retail, and multi-family teams. To ensure the Financial Analyst Pool's sustained success, the Director will be responsible for integrating the Pool into the larger Broker & Market Support platform, building strong relationships with markets and internal business partners, and establishing global business service capabilities. In these efforts, the Director will strive to build trust in the Pool, scale the Pool's service delivery capabilities, and continuously identify, design, and implement process and performance improvement solutions. Job Description Who We Are --- INDIVIDUALLY WE ARE GOOD. TOGETHER WE'RE GREAT. Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm, with 51,000+ people and 400 offices in 70 countries,---that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. Our work creates meaningful value for our clients, our business, our shareholders, our people, our communities and world. As a company based on putting ideas into action, we continually strive to add driven and thoughtful individuals to our team. Brokers at Cushman & Wakefield enjoy a collaborative culture that fosters an entrepreneurial spirit at every level, from junior- to senior-level professionals. Essential Duties Financial Analyst Pool Launch: Spearhead the Financial Analyst Pool's national rollout via assembly and mobilization of a national team Create the overall vision and roadmap for the Financial Analyst Pool to align with leadership's goal and objectives Champion the Financial Analyst Pool vision and build organizational alignment and buy- in on the organization's value proposition and capabilities Support the build and maturity of global business service capabilities Coordinate with other leaders within the entire Broker & Market Support Platform, including the Deal Desk and Marketing Centers of Excellence Financial Analyst Pool Operations: Manage Financial Analyst Pool Managers and oversee the activities performed to manage day- to- day operations of both on-shore and off-shore resources within the Pool Monitor Financial Analyst Pool performance and processes to ensure consistent service delivery and alignment with timelines/SLA terms/best practices As required, provide guidance to Financial Analyst Pool Managers on means to improve quality of service delivery or address lagging performance Serve as escalation point for operational or process failures and actively work to remove any roadblocks Maintain strong, collaborative relationships with Operations Directors, Brokers, and other support group leadership to monitor process effectiveness, collect feedback on performance, and identify opportunities to build better processes Define Financial Analyst Pool success/performance metrics and report regularly on performance to leadership and other key stakeholders Process Ownership & Continuous Improvement: Lead process current state assessments to identify areas in need of improvement and opportunities for standardization Utilizing deep process subject matter expertise, understanding of leadership's strategy, knowledge of local market/Financial Analyst Pool operations, and analysis of Pool performance, continuously design and implement process improvement solutions Maintain clear process documentation and deliver effective communications across all impacted stakeholders for updated processes Monitor and solution for process design risks, issues, and deficiencies People Management: Supervise Financial Analyst Pool Managers in the management of Pool operations Hire and manage onboarding of new Financial Analyst Pool Managers Lead, coach, and develop Financial Analyst Pool Managers, including completion of performance evaluations Core Competencies: Holds deep subject matter expertise/domain knowledge in financial analysis (experience in Commercial Real Estate a plus) Prior experience working with Global Business or Corporate Shared Service teams either through building capabilities or overseeing execution of work Strong project management capabilities to plan, organize, and deliver projects on time and on budget Proven leader with experience managing teams and contributing to the professional development of direct reports, including those who may reside in different geographies Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills with experience designing and implementing process improvements Demonstrates an executive presence with the ability to communicate and interact with key stakeholders across all levels of the organization to influence outcomes and key decisions Demonstrates flexibility to manage shifting priorities and focus in a fast-paced environment Superior oral and written communication and presentation skills Requirements Bachelor's degree required Masters degree preferred 10+ years of Commercial Real Estate or Financial Services experience preferred Experience working with Global Business or Corporate Shared Service teams preferred Experience with deal management (Salesforce) and financial analysis (Argus, Real Logic) software and tools preferred Expert knowledge of MS Office Suite (MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) preferred AAP/EEO STATEMENT C&W provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, C&W takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees during employment are treated without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Note: This position requires compliance with our COVID related protocols, which may also include client-specific requirements. This might include, but is not limited to, either providing documentation of full vaccination as per CDC guidelines or agreeing to regular COVID testing. Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

Keywords: Cushman & Wakefield, Chicago , Financial Analyst Pool Director, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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