Commercial Finance Lead – CBRE – Singapore


Commercial Finance Lead
Singapore – Singapore
Ref#: 21353
Date published: 11-Mar-2019
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Work with the Alliance Director to ensure tight finance control is maintained throughout the region
Manage the contractual and commercial relationship with the client being the focal point for all finance and contractual related issues- be the final point of escalation
Fully understand the contractual obligations through the Master Services Agreement- ensure that correct accounting treatments are in place to reflect CBRE’s obligations. Be fully conversant with the delivery obligations to understand what is in scope / out of scope
Take the lead to ensure all planed and forecast targets are achieved- Trade Working Capital targets are met and cash is collected in a timely manner
Be the sounding board to the Alliance Director and the wider leadership team for all commercial and operational matters
Lead- support and mentor the finance team where required- be sympathetic to the nuances of different cultures and the effect this has on working practice

Drive consistent performance in financial execution across all countries through site visits- auditing and implementation of best practic

Own all finance related processes on the account- ensure these are fit for purpose and where required make changes and ensure training is carried out to all level

Pro-actively drive the savings targets through working with- and active financial leadership across the operational teams- encourage continuous improvement in the operatio

Own and ensure adherence to the change request process- provide guidance to the operations teams through the regional structure
Deliver timely client budgeting forecasts and reconciliations of actuals
Support any new business opportunities as the finance lead during the bid process- ensure CBRE finance expectations are met and correct sign off procedures followed
Portray a thoroughly credible and professional image to the customer at all levels- at all times.
Continuously develop and improve the output of the role
Ad hoc reporting and duties when required


Qualified accountant and member of recognised accounting organisation
Experience of contractual negotiations
Advanced numerate & analytical skills aligned to good presentation and enhanced spreadsheet skills
Experience of working within multi country environment and within a cross functional organisation essential
Experience of planning and forecasting within a multi $m organisation
Knowledge of FM markets- banking or finance market experience an advantage- understanding of commercial models and the requirements of managing to an expected outcome
Demonstrated management experience at Director level in a related environment
International experience
Thinks strategically – ability to bring together seemingly disparate ideas- areas- products- to create new solutions
Global fluency – ability to create international team spirit and to enhance diversity