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Finance Director

Company: Cushman & Wakefield
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job TitleFinance DirectorJob Description SummaryDirects the Financial Control activities for a real estate services / facilities management global account in a high-profile client facing leadership role. The Financial Director will be proactive member of the Account Leadership Team with direct involvement in and accountability for the overall performance of the account.The successful candidate will be responsible for:--- Ensuring that the Account's finance function is organized, efficient and produces accurate results in compliance with the management agreement--- Finance leadership and business advisor to Account Director--- Ownership, preparation, management, consolidation and delivery of the annual plan and quarterly reforecast--- Overall accounting/finance team management, staff development and compensation planning. Managing and executing on staff succession and growth plans.--- Identifies best practices, continually enhancing efficiencies, and improving quality--- Effectively managing working capital and meeting accounts receivable objectives and metrics--- Developing and maintaining systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization--- Monthly preparation of monthly funding and financial reporting to client; including currency translation and global reporting--- Designing, implementing, documenting and maintaining policies and procedures that support efficient and effective processes as well as maintaining strong internal controls--- Preparation of analysis and dashboard reporting for the client, as well as Corporate--- Producing and analyzing monthly and quarterly financial variance reports and commentary--- Supporting share of wallet growth opportunities--- Key financial/accounting liaison for GOS Executives, Controllership and Corporate. Act as advisor and strategic partner to these groups for all financial, operational and client matters--- Proactive decision-making support to internal and external stakeholders--- Ownership of all financial processes for both client and CW--- Developing departmental plans, including business and operational prioritiesJob DescriptionKNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE -

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field or equivalent experience
  • Graduate work or CPA certification preferred
  • 10 years' experience in real estate industry or other outsourcing / client facing finance experience
  • Understand SOC1 and SOX Compliance
  • Excellent analytical and mathematical skills
  • Success in a client facing role(s)
  • Working experience with real estate accounting systems, preferably Yardi, as well as internal and external audit functions
  • Experience as a department head including business planning, budgeting, personnel management and staff modeling
  • Candidate must have the capability to manage, coach and counsel a team of financial professionals in the performance of their duties and identified goals and objectives
  • Must be a strong team player with an ability to build effective working relationships with individuals, and client representatives
  • Energetic, lateral thinker with an enquiring mind and a commercial approach
  • High degree of personal drive and motivation to succeed
  • Good communicator (written and verbal), with high quality report writing skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and keep abreast of developments
  • Committed to achievement of assigned goals and targets.
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain progress on multiple projects and processes.

    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.In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position at Cushman & Wakefield, email or All inquiries not related to accommodations will go unanswered.

Keywords: Cushman & Wakefield, Chicago , Finance Director, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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