Cushman & Wakefield Inc Saint Louis , MO 63150
Client Accounting Manager-2
Job Description Summary
To ensure the protection and control of both the Company's and client's assets as they pertain to specific group of assignments/facilities by implementing and enforcing procedural policy on the recording and approving of transactions as well as the full reporting of financial results.
To maintain working knowledge of software products available to perform those services as well as with current developments or enhancements in those products.
To provide direction and ensure a smooth transition when taking over new accounts.
Position usually supervises others including Accountants, Bookkeepers, and Accounting Clerks.
To participate in client meetings to provide accurate financial data and reviews.
Evaluates assignments (scope and profitability) and delegates property responsibilities to staff.
Responsible for the transition and establishment of new assignments with C&W accounting/finance personnel.
Assembles transition team of available personnel to create database for new assignments.
Reviews and approves content of database to ensure quality and accuracy of tenant records created.
Works with property management and client to define scope of accounting services needed as well as content of monthly operating report.
Performs final review and approval of monthly and annual operating reports.
Authorized to sign on client bank accounts.
Expected to meet with clients and promote the relationship especially as it relates to financial performance and reporting. Also expected to initiate client contact and arrange meetings, e.g. attendance at annual budget review or occasional monthly operating review meetings.
Monitors regular performance of financial staff, ensuring that all deadlines and financial requirements of management agreements are met.
Performs periodic quality control reviews of field locations as required by C&W ethics policy.
Develops training programs for new and existing accounting personnel.
Remits collections of payroll and fees to C&W corporate personnel.
Monitors payroll and management fee receivable reports generated by C&W corporate personnel, limiting C&W's exposure for bad debts by diligent pursuit of collections.
Participates in presentations for new assignments as a financial representative of C&W's Client Solutions.
Assists Branch Client Solutions Group Director in evaluating profitability of assignments.
Performs annual reviews and evaluations of personnel supervised.
Approves voiding of checks to vendors.
Prepares Form 1099's for annual filing with IRS for applicable vendors.
Four year degree in Accounting and Finance required.
Graduate work or CPA certification preferred.
5+ years experience in the accounting or financial field, with 2-3 years in real estate industry.
Minimum of three years supervisory/management experience.
Working experience with accounting systems plus internal and external audit functions required
Working experience of generally accepted accounting principles as they apply to the recording of real estate transactions.
Excellent lease administration skills required.
Strong computer skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
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.