Cushman & Wakefield (http://www.cushmanwakefield.com/en/careers)
Client Accounting Manager
Job Description Summary
Provide leadership and supervision to accounting team members, and support operations and clients through the use of sound judgment and discretion in applying accounting principles to day-to-day processes and functions. Assess team and department efficiencies to make improvement recommendations where necessary.
Essential Job Duties:
Direct new business onboarding by coordinating with property management and clients; set up bank accounts, accounting software, load prior balances or closing statements
Monitor team performance, available capacity, and training needs through conducting one-on-one meetings, team meetings and addressing deficiencies timely and professionally
Track team compliance with department SOC 1 audit controls; approve banking or financial transactions, schedules and reports in accordance with the SOC Policies and Procedures manual and training.
Review team members' financial reports to ensure quality, timeliness, audit compliance and assess competencies
Monitor team and/or market-wide requirements of timely tax payments, revenue portal updates, time tracking and Corporate Aging follow-up
Oversee a market, strategic and/or key client(s); develop productive, supportive relationships with market city leads, strategic clients, key clients and internal stakeholders
Assess team/department workflows and policies to recommend or implement improvements in operating efficiencies and effectiveness
Develop direct reports (as applicable) through goal setting, conducting mid-year and year-end performance reviews and delivering timely and meaningful performance feedback, while maintaining quality results and performance
Lead departmental projects and/or assume a leadership role on one of the Client Accounting Committees
Performs other related duties as required or requested.
Scope of Work:
Follows established methods and procedures, but may have freedom to determine priorities for completion of tasks
Freedom to select the methods or procedures to be used from among several established alternatives
Freedom to determine the methods to be used to fulfill the position’s responsibilities and how to accomplish desired goals and objectives
Leads/Assigns/Delegates tasks to Client Accountants, Client Accounting Coordinators and/or Interns
May coordinate efforts of project team to complete work within project deadlines
Provides solutions to routine/complex problems
Direct reports may include Assistant Client Accounting Manager, Senior Client Accountants, Client Accountants, Client Accounting Coordinators and/or Interns
College degree in Finance or Accounting preferred
Requires five to seven years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
Specialized Knowledge/Skills – Strong knowledge of Yardi and/or MRI software preferred; Strong MS Office Proficiency; Financial reporting for multiple entities preferred; Strong customer service, time management and organizational skills; Exceptional delegation skills with the ability to be a hands-on contributor and take initiative; Ability to train, mentor and coach others effectively; Results oriented with strong sense of urgency
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Regularly required to travel outside between properties in varying weather conditions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may need to travel from floor to floor, climb stairs, and may be required to travel outside between buildings in varying outdoor weather conditions. The employee may also be regularly required to remain in a stationary position (sit or stand) for 85% of the time; regularly use hands to operate office machinery and regularly required to walk, talk, and hear.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Note: This job description includes the core responsibilities for C&W. These duties may have slight modifications based on the regional location.
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.