Global Finance Director

Cushman & Wakefield Inc Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 1 month ago

Job Title

Global Finance Director

Job Description Summary

Directs the Financial Control activities for real estate services/facilities management Global Occupier Account. Services include but are not limited to the operations and maintenance of office facilities within strict compliance with KPI's stated within the Management Agreement, Policy & Procedures, and defined client account objectives.

Job Description

Directs the Financial Control activities for real estate services/facilities management Global Occupier Account. Services include but are not limited to the operations and maintenance of office facilities within strict compliance with KPI's stated within the Management Agreement, Policy & Procedures, and defined client account objectives.

The successful candidate will be responsible for facilitating and ensuring budgetary control, adherence to reforecasts, compliance with client policies and oversight of all day to day activities of the accounting and finance team and ensuring accurate financial management and reporting of the account. The Financial Director ensures that the account's finance function is organized, efficient, and produces accurate results in compliance with the management agreement. Specific goals include recommendations to encourage the continuous improvement of financial performance.

The Financial Director will be a proactive member of the Account Management Team with direct involvement in and accountability for the overall financial performance.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field or equivalent experience.

  • Graduate work or CPA certification preferred.

  • 10 years' experience in real estate or related industry, including at least 5 years in commercial property management.

  • 5 years supervisory or equivalent experience.

  • Understand SOC1 and SOX Compliance.

  • Excellent analytical and mathematical skills.

  • 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 the achievement of assigned goals and targets.

  • Ability to multi-task and maintain progress on multiple projects and processes.


  • Finance lead and business advisor to Client Managing Director.

  • Ensure high standards of financial control are maintained and that appropriate systems and internal controls are implemented, reviewed, and validated.

  • Management of the finance function and oversight of the finance team.

  • Anticipates the needs of the client to ensure that financial management continually adds tangible value.

  • Work with the Financial Team to ensure proper accounting and reporting of expenses and business tax implications (e.g. VAT, GST, TDS)

  • Preparation of global, budgets, forecasts, and cash flow reporting.

  • Forecasting, financial modeling, and expense analysis.

  • Cash management and oversight of expense disbursements.

  • Responsible to identify potential risks and upsides to Budget or Forecast.

  • Maintenance of financial ledgers, accounting processes, and controls.

  • Timely production of internal financial reports.

  • Monthly preparation of Monthly Funding and financial reporting to client; including currency translation and Global Reporting.

  • Monthly preparation of Consolidated P&L and Balance Sheet.

  • Works closely with Client Accounting Platform to ensure that financial management for all core and major accounts conform with Global Occupier Services standards.

  • Actively participates in training programs for core and major accounts financial employees (and clients who choose to participate) May conduct seminars and other programs that enhance employees' skills as well as improve employees' morale and job satisfaction.

  • Takes a lead role in staff meetings/conference calls to discuss strategies and tactics as well as pending financial issues.

  • Identifies best practices, continually enhancing efficiencies, and improving quality.

  • Provide constant communication with the client leadership organization.

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.

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