Client Accounting Manager - Military veterans preferred

Cushman & Wakefield (


  full-time   employee

Saint Louis
United States

Job Title
Client Accounting Manager
Job Description Summary
Client Accounting Manager will oversee multiple client accounts, including month end financials, payable functions, client budgeting and reforecasting as well as related corporate reporting tasks.
Job Description
To ensure the protection and control of both the Company's and client's assets as they pertain to specific group of assignments/facilities by implementing and enforcing procedural policy on the recording and approving of transactions as well as the full reporting of financial results
To maintain working knowledge of software products available to perform those services as well as with current developments or enhancements in those products
To provide direction and ensure a smooth transition when taking over new accounts
Position usually supervises others including Accountants, Bookkeepers, and Accounting Clerks
To participate in client meetings to provide accurate financial data and reviews
Evaluate assignments (scope and profitability) and delegates property responsibilities to staff
Responsible for the transition and establishment of new assignments with C&W accounting/finance personnel
Assemble transition team of available personnel to create database for new assignments
Review and approve content of database to ensure quality and accuracy of tenant records created
Work with property management and client to define scope of accounting services needed as well as content of monthly operating report
Perform final review and approval of monthly and annual operating reports.
Authorized to sign on client bank accounts
Expected to meet with clients and promote the relationship especially as it relates to financial performance and reporting. Also expected to initiate client contact and arrange meetings, e.g. attendance at annual budget review or occasional monthly operating review meetings
Monitor regular performance of financial staff, ensuring that all deadlines and financial requirements of management agreements are met
Performs periodic quality control reviews of field locations as required by C&W ethics policy
Develop training programs for new and existing accounting personnel
Remit collections of payroll and fees to C&W corporate personnel
Monitor payroll and management fee receivable reports generated by C&W corporate personnel, limiting C&W's exposure for bad debts by diligent pursuit of collections
Participate in presentations for new assignments as a financial representative of C&W's Client Solutions
Assist Branch Client Solutions Group Director in evaluating profitability of assignments
Perform annual reviews and evaluations of personnel supervised
Approve voiding of checks to vendors
Prepare Form 1099's for annual filing with IRS for applicable vendors
Bachelor's degree in Business or Accounting required
Graduate work or CPA certification preferred
5+ years experience in the accounting or financial field, with 2-3 years in real estate industry
Minimum of three years supervisory/management experience
Working experience with accounting systems plus internal and external audit functions required
Working experience of generally accepted accounting principles as they apply to the recording of real estate transactions
Excellent lease administration skills required
Strong computer skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.