Cushman & Wakefield (http://www.cushmanwakefield.com/en/careers)
VP, GOS Finance Lead
Job Description Summary
VP, GOS Finance Lead – In partnership with CFO, Americas, will lead the Finance function within our Global Occupier Services division of Cushman Wakefield which includes approximately 50 clients and 200 finance and accounting professionals.
The Global Occupier Services division of Cushman Wakefield creates transformative outsourcing partnerships; implementing solutions that help our clients improve the productivity of their real estate portfolio.
VP, GOS Finance Lead – will further refine and execute the strategy for Global Occupier Services by partnering closely with GOS leadership, client teams, Global Occupier Finance Leadership as well as other senior business leaders.
The candidate will oversee and lead a team of Finance Directors/Leaders, FP&A and Client Accountants to execute the Global Occupier Services strategy.
Management and Leadership
Trusted Business Advisor to the GOS Executive Leadership team
Lead all efforts to transform GOS finance practices across regions, service lines and functions to support exciting growth outlook
Change agent, with a relentless focus on governance, controls, organization design, resourcing, and productivity
Attract, place, and retain top talent within the GOS finance teams
Think “client first”, working simultaneously to develop a relationship with client teams as well as business leadership
Develop best practices, goals, and feedback to develop each team member.
Manage a team-based environment, assessing talent and working with Finance leadership and HR to effectively match skill sets and client requirements.
Work closely with HR to track internal and external talent to achieve a high-performing finance team
Establish defined career paths for teams, and succession and growth planning concepts.
Develop and execute the strategy and vision of Global Occupier Services
Strategic thought leader keenly focused on finance governance AND partnering with leadership to drive growth and high-performing teams
Identify risks and opportunities to management, and recommend strategies to achieve region’s goals
Ensure consistent communication of results, forecasts and action plans to leadership
Develop and lead direction for GOS finance to support exciting growth outlook
Perform Monthly and ad-hoc value-added analysis of results against budgets/forecasts
Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities to region’s operations and financial results
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance and a minimum of 10-15 years of progressively responsible experience in a financial management function. 10+ years of supervisory experience
CPA and/or MBA is preferred
Ability to manage numerous client relationships, both externally and internally.
Strong manager; care for and support staff; developing great new managers
Excellent analytical, interpersonal and presentation skills
Detailed oriented and strong organizational skills
Proficiency in computer-based accounting applications (e.g. Yardi, Workday Financials, Hyperion, etc)
Demonstrated consistency in values, principles and work ethic
A commitment to client service
A desire to work within a diverse, collaborative, and driven professional environment
Involves work of a general office nature; typically includes extended periods of sitting and/or operation of a computer for up to 8 hours a day
May involve periods of standing, such as operating at a copier/fax/scanner
Regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to write and type
Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you
Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented orally and in writing
Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing and orally so others will understand
Regularly required to utilize vision abilities, allowing reading of printed material, graphics, and computer displays
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.