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POST DATE 9/6/2016
END DATE 11/5/2016

Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. St. Louis, MO

Company
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
R7531-1528
AJE Ref #
576100720
Location
St. Louis, MO
Job Type
Regular

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Finance Manager/Controller-US

Job Description Summary

This individual will support the Americas Senior Regional Controller in the close process and the reporting requirements to Corporate across the Americas. He or she will also be responsible for information management related matters coordinating with the BPO team and the Workday COE team for escalation and resolution of system access and reporting issues.

Job Description



KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:



* Prepare and communicate the monthly regional close calendar

* Resolve and follow-up on escalated intercompany issues, partner with the BPO team, the Americas team and corporate controllership for resolution

* Responsible for the monthly analytics, partnering with the BPO team and the regional controllers

* Main point of contact as it relates to the daily coordination of the internal and external audit processes with the outsourcing team and the Americas regional teams

* Act as the liaison between the FP&A and the BPO team for accounting support

* Provide analytical support to the Senior Regional Controller as required, including pre and post close analyses

* Coordinate with the Workday COE team on system access issues as well as issues impacting financial close/reporting

* Responsible for the review of fixed assets and software in development projects, coordinating with the with the BPO team and the IT team

* Support the Senior Regional Controller in preparing deliverables to the corporate controllership team as well as for executive management

* Reconcile the broker acquisition and retention balances to the transacted agreements; Liaise with operations/HR/legal/commission accounting accordingly

* On a monthly basis, review the data validation from Workday to HFM which is performed by the BPO and clear any discrepancies. Coordinate with the sub-regional representatives accordingly

* Coordinate the Journal entry review / approval for the Americas for certain adjustments/eliminations require the sign-off of the retained organization

* Work with the BPO team to resolve any sub-ledger issues that the BPO is unable to resolve and coordinate with the respective sub-regional representatives as needed

* Review and approve journal entries above $1M entered by the BPO and communicate the related JEs to the Senior Regional Controller



JOB REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:



Education:



* Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance, or an equivalent



Previous Experience:



* 6+ years of experience in big 4 and industry

* Experience working in a large organization

* Knowledge of accounting principles, mainly per US GAAP

* Sarbanes-Oxley compliance experience

* Exposure to multiple functional areas and teams



Certifications:



* Certified Public Accountant (CPA)



Targeted Competencies



* Excellent communication skills (oral & written)

* Strong analytical skills

* Detail oriented and a problem solver

* Advances knowledge of Excel and a working knowledge of Workday, proficient in PowerPoint



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, disability, or protected veteran status.



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, disability, or protected veteran status.