FP&A Manager – Global Local Overheads Job at CBRE – London



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London – England – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

CBRE is the global leader in real estate services and leverages the industry’s most powerful knowledge base to meet the commercial real estate needs of its clients worldwide. Our vision is to be the preeminent, vertically integrated, globally capable real estate service firm. Globally we employ over 105,000 employees and operate in over 100 countries.

FP&A Manager – Global Local Overheads

A manager role in the Local sub-segment FP&A team which is responsible for the management of, reporting on and budgeting & forecasting for the Global Local Overheads base and Allocations, and for providing business partnering support to the Global Local Functional Directors.


  • Reporting on monthly Global Local opex spend by business area (focusing specifically on D&T and Global HQ costs) versus Plan / Forecast and Prior year, with meaningful commentary and analysis to explain variances in a commercial way
  • In-depth analysis of opex run rate spend, and assist in identifying opportunities to improve results / cost savings
  • Management of monthly risks and opportunities based on run rate analysis and input from discussions and reviews with budget owners
  • Quarterly forecasting including submission to Corporate and providing back up analysis and support for the numbers
  • Annual budget process – manage and take responsibility for accurate budgeting. Present and explain the budget in a clear and succinct way, ensuring variances to prior year are understood
  • Assist in complete ownership and understanding of allocations within Global Local – including all regional, group and corporate allocations down to SOP, allocations between sub-segments within DOP and down to SOP and any others
  • Promote and drive increased use of TM1/ Power Bi for all management reports on opex across the business
  • Provide significant input into the Power BI reports for Global Local opex, ensuring that the reports are meaningful and include the key KPIs and information required, and that they are used by the business

Person Specification

  • Qualified Accountant (ICAEW or CIMA preferable
  • Likely to be between around 5 years PQE with 8 years experience in industry
  • Demonstrable experience of business partnering to senior finance / directors and strong analysis, presentation and communication skills
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a similar role in a complex multi-national
  • Proven track record of reporting with and developing TM1 / HFM / Peoplesoft / Anaplan or similar software
  • Proven experience of analysing large data sets, identifying key trends and communicating findings to senior management in a concise and understandable manner
  • Strong Excel skills required (“VLOOKUP’s”, “sumifs”, pivot tables, macros)/Modelling

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

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Company Location:  London

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