Finance Manager, Global Real Estate

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Real Estate
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PRIMARY DUTIES


The Manager of Global RE Finance provides the leadership, responsibility, accountability, communication, presentation, and influence required to help the Chief Strategy & Transformation Lead, VP Global Real Estate, Real Estate team in all geographies as well as global Accounting/Finance and FP&A management and staff, Business Segment Controllers, CFO and real estate vendors on all global RE financial management matters. This position requires the experience to manage the RE finance function across a complex set of global, regional and business segment operating unit p/l structures and to continuously improve the programmatic excellence of our FTI Global Real Estate Financial Management Program. They must have expert command over the FTI Chart of Accounts, financial management systems of Elite, FAS, TM1 and Chrome River, ITG Telecom Expense Management System, Excel and the entire Microsoft Office Suite. They must demonstrate the experience needing little or no supervision in their ability to lead and execute a monthly close process for global ITG P/Ls, with a focus on ensuring all adjustments through Accounting are accurate, costs are expensed to the correct G/L accounts, and accurate ITG reporting is completed. This position leads and executes regular monthly, quarterly, annual and adhoc financial reporting with analysis and commentary on any issue with Real Estate financial management, to include multi-year Total Cost of Ownership. 


  • Lead the Real Estate month end close process, including closing and reconciling subsidiary systems, allocations of corporate costs, recurring journal entries, and related duties.
  • Manage Real Estate cost recovery and allocation process. Responsible for monthly reconciliation, timely processing, variance discrepancies and coding verification/updates.
  • Lead financial analysis in support of real estate renewal/relocation projects. Align with assigned transaction managers, Colliers brokerage and regional Finance leads as required.
  • Manage annual budget and quarterly forecast production and operations management.
  • Contribute to and support regular updates to real estate metrics to track cost management performance of the real estate portfolio in accord with established corporate costs targets.
  • Assist with the development and coordination of appropriate presentation materials for senior management and the Board of Directors
  • Monthly and quarterly management reporting
  • Evaluate current reporting, make recommendations and assist with the implementation of changes
  • Identify process improvements and system enhancements to simplify and streamline process, be responsive to changing management needs
  • Assist with the analysis of corporate and business operating results and development of appropriate commentary for different audiences
  • Consolidate monthly segment variance analyses
  • Maintain and post the Historical Trends report
  • Senior Management presentation support
  • Assist with the creation of senior management presentations of corporate/business operating results for Executive Office and Board of Directors’ meetings
  • Ad HOC duties
  • Continuously assess and develop appropriate information for senior management
  • Perform analysis of financial results when requested

CRITICAL COMPETENCIES

• Must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

• Attention to detail is critical. Proactive attention to daily tasks, organization, and cleanliness

• Ability to multi-task, prioritize work load and effectively manage one’s time

• Must be able to take initiative, assume responsibility, make sound decisions and function with minimal or no supervision

• Must be able to take full responsibility for assigned tasks and ensure all assignments are completed in a timely manner

• Excellent working knowledge of PC and network environment, word processing, database and spreadsheet software, advanced knowledge of Excel required

• Strong analytical and organizational skills

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

• Proven ability to work in a team environment

• Ability to work in fast-paced and changing environment

• Detail oriented and dependable

• Advanced user of Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and other specialized tools (ThinkCell, Tableau, etc.)

• Advaanced user of other financial systems in a professional services organization – TM1, Oracle, SAP, Hyperion, database or other query or report writing tools

• Experienced in the creation and automation of management reports.

• Experienced in collection and consolidation of variance, trend and industry financial analysis

• Experienced in reading and interpreting financial statements

• Exposure to US GAAP accounting and external reporting process (10K’s)

• Ability to assist with development of senior management presentations

• Team oriented

BEHAVIORAL AND INTERPERSONAL

• Positive Attitude

• Self-Motivated

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Organized

• Team Work

• Adaptable to changing priorities

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

• BS in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or relevant experience

• 10+ years total finance and accounting experience

• Minimum 7 years working in a leadership role in financial management

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

• As developed and coordinated upon request by supervisor

• Provide assistance with special projects as requested

• Daily time entry to record billable and non-billable time

• Support other Real Estate staff with open and unresolved issues

POSITION CLASSIFICATION : Exempt


FTI Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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