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Finance & Business Management - Senior Associate



Accounting & Finance
Plano, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Job Description

The Global Real Estate (GRE) Finance team sits within the Chief Administrative Office Finance team. It is comprised of finance professionals across the globe who are accountable for managing both the expense & capital components of the GRE function, ensuring a sound control environment, measuring performance, providing value-adding analyses, and presenting information and ideas to senior management within Global Real Estate, to the major lines of business, and to the various Firm-wide finance teams who roll up the results of the entire Corporation.

Job Summary

As a Financial Analysis, Senior Associate within the GRE Finance team, you will have the opportunity to work with other highly motivated team members in transforming the finance function into a connected, forward-looking organization that promotes strategic decision making of the business. The team covers all aspects of the Firm’s real estate portfolio including, but not limited to, space management, property management, lease administration, design & construction, and sustainability projects. This role offers high visibility across GRE and exposure to the Chief Financial Officer of the business, as well as the opportunity to work closely with a wide variety of stakeholders and senior business leads.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop strong working relationships with the Americas regional teams in planning, reporting and analysis of financials
  • Own and understand all facets of the GRE P&L and balance sheet including current year budget and actuals reporting as well as coordination of GRE’s 5 year capital & expense forecast models
  • Prepare presentations for the Office Head Executive, including quarterly and annual business reviews
  • Analyze variances, trends, risks and opportunities, performance against budget/forecast/targets, key business drivers and sensitivities
  • Assist in the development of management reporting and improve the financial reporting and business analysis framework
  • Support ad-hoc financial analysis in support of key functional areas of the business and opportunities to scale efficiencies
  • Partner with accounting and the GRE functions (e.g., lease administration, economic incentives group, space & location strategy, design & construction) to ensure accuracy of financial forecasts

Required qualifications, capabilities and skills

  • Bachelor's degree in business related discipline
  • 5 years of real estate, finance and/or accounting experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, with proficiency in Excel and Powerpoint
  • Prior experience or innate interest in the Real Estate asset class
  • Sound judgment and independent decision making are required
  • Ability to analyze data, process information and work under minimal supervision
  • Ability to think outside of the box, identify problems & find cost efficient solutions
  • Ability to maintain composure in a fast-paced environment and prioritize projects accordingly
  • Communication skills - Ability to communicate succinctly and efficiently, comfortable interacting with senior business/Corporate leaders
  • Organizational ability - Ability to handle numerous deliverables simultaneously, many with critical deadlines. Candidate must be comfortable with frequently changing priorities