JOB SUMMARY Responsible for more complex accounting activities associated with maintaining the general ledger and for the production of various resultant financial statements. Normally directs a group of accountants. May participate in complex general accounting projects. Administers approved accounting policies & practices to ensure that financial & operating reports accurately reflect the condition of the business & provide reliable information necessary to control the operations. Examines financial statements and documents for conformance with accounting requirements and principles.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Creates month-end accounting entries and reconciles discrepancies; posts to GL and reviews variances to budget.Examines and evaluates subordinate's work product for accuracy and completeness. Identifies training needs of subordinate staff and provides technical guidance.Prepares, reviews and approves journal entries prepared by the accounting group.Responsible for supervision of general and sub ledger maintenance and preparation of operation and financial statements.Researches and responds to accounting inquiries.Provides technical advice and training on accounting systems to staff.Ensures that systems are in compliance with acceptable accounting practices and applicable regulations. May assist with audit procedures.Provides technical advice and training on accounting systems to staff.Participates in system conversions / enhancement providing scoping information, testing and feedback, and training others. Ensures that systems and procedures are in compliance with company policies, acceptable accounting practices, and applicable regulations. Maintains accounting processes and procedures which comply with generally accepted accounting principles, tax requirements, SEC requirements, and management reporting requirements. Other duties as assigned.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area. Recommends staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. 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. Manages a functional work unit and/or group. Works independently and typically reports to an Assistant Controller or higher.
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 Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field; a CPA and/or MBA may be required OR equivalent combination of education and experience. 7+ years experience in public and/or private accounting, including 3+ years experience in progressively responsible supervisory/management positionsCERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES CPA preferred.COMMUNICATION SKILLS Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues. Proven ability to effectively interact with senior management, employees, internal and external auditors. Highly developed written, oral, and presentation skills. Demonstrated financial planning, negotiation, and influencing skills, leadership competencies and ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise employees and all aspects of the accounting systems. Ability to present information to an internal department and/or large groups of employees.FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE Broad, in-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Financial Accounting Standards (FASB), theories, & practices. Demonstrated experience & knowledge of financial issues & economic impact beyond technical knowledge. Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate advanced figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications. Advanced understanding of accounting and bookkeeping concepts. Able to assist with budget and forecast preparation. Administers accounting practices to ensure optimum client satisfaction while guaranteeing CBRE financial interests are protected.REASONING ABILITY Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES Advanced skills in Microsoft suite applications and real estate or other financial accounting software. Thorough knowledge of computer applications related to real estate accounting or financial management systems. Advanced knowledge of computer applications related to real estate accounting or financial management systems.SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to co-workers, supervisor, department and/or line of business.