CBRE Manager, Global SOX Assurance - Remote in Topeka, Kansas
Manager, Global SOX Assurance - Remote
Areas of Interest
Los Angeles - California - United States of America, Remote - US - Remote - US - United States of America
The Global SOX Assurance Manager oversees and ensures the timely delivery of high-quality SOX program and special project(s) in accordance with professional standards and CBRE guidelines. The Manager is instrumental in the design and implementation of internal controls strategy to identify and mitigate risks while meeting expectations of key stakeholders and external auditors. A strong understanding of SOX is required as part of this role. He/She will work directly with the SOX team as well as independently and with cross-functional teams on special projects.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Participates in the development of the annual audit plan utilizing a risk-based approach, including the implementation and utilization of emerging technologies (e.g., future of risks and controls). Manages competing and priority demands, all delivered on time, with quality and within budgeted hours.
Drives day to day management of the SOX program from planning through scheduling, preparing, execution, tracking and reporting; this includes SOX walkthroughs, controls testing, deficiency evaluation and remediation tracking. Reviews workpapers and provide comments and finalize reports.
Conducts interviews with business partners to ask engaging questions and quickly understand complex business environments and process flows, evaluate financial records, interpret policies and procedures and apply professional accounting and auditing standards to assess risk and controls environment.
Serves as an advisor to business and IT leaders on business transformations e.g., system implementations, significant upgrades, and process re-design efforts, and provides guidance on identification of risks and design and implementation of relevant business processes and controls, with a focus on increased automation.
Assigns and tracks workload to team resources to ensure that they are utilized effectively and efficiently. Provides project teams with guidance and feedback on risk mitigation and controls implementation activities.
Responsible for leading, mentoring and managing staff, including hiring, onboarding, and goal setting; planning, delegation, and tracking of work; training, development, and coaching; as well as conducting annual performance reviews within established deadlines for effective team development.
Facilitates a work environment that fosters and supports ethical decision-making and actions by motivating, promoting, and modeling ethical behavior, as well as executing job responsibilities in accordance with CBRE’s core values, ethics, and policies and procedures.
Sustains professional and technical knowledge with the idea of expanding this knowledge, personal growth, and development through continuing professional education efforts. The increased knowledge may occur through attendance at external trainings, seminars, webinars, conferences, as well as reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.
Ensures adherence to principles, policies, and standards, and improves quality and process reliability in a cost-effective manner. Facilitates communications and problem resolution, and provides appropriate feedback, both positive and constructive, within the team.
Specific experience and qualifications will include, but not be limited to the following:
6-8 years of recent SOX or internal audit experience with knowledge of general accounting and audit procedures required. Real estate experience preferred.
Recent 3-4 years of Big 4 accounting firm with SOX/public accounting experience required.
Strong understanding of GAAP, SOX, COSO, financial and IT risks and controls, and leading business practices.
Knowledge of leading internal control and risk management practices and standards, and ability to perform detailed risk assessments.
Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to articulate effectively and professionally with all levels of management and internal audit personnel as well as external auditors.
Experience facilitating training and awareness relating to SOX initiatives and compliance on a global basis.
Foster and maintain professional and collaborative relationships with the Company’s auditors/advisors. Coordinate SOX compliance activities with the external auditors to ensure maximum reliance on work performed, eliminate duplication of efforts, and align on identified deficiencies and remediation plans.
Be a team player, with ability to multi-task, prioritize, and dive into the details where appropriate.
ERP experience. PeopleSoft and MS Dynamics preferred.
CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS
Leading Innovation & Change and Digital Agility - brings a point of view on the new and different, leveraging technology and new digital leadership techniques, and possesses the ability to create a vision and roadmap and execute on the desired path forward.
Strong Leadership Capabilities - demonstrates strong leadership skills across the Company, not just the accounting organization.
Communications Skills - communicates effectively across all Company constituencies and articulates complex company issues as simply as possible.
Organizational Influence - quickly grows into a practical, collaborative, and influential figure within the firm, working across cross-functional businesses and processes. Invests time and resources to establish strong relationships and becomes a strong “team player" on the leadership team. Operates comfortably in a complex “matrix" environment.
“Hands On" Team Lead - works practically and does hard things well with speed and urgency. Operates effectively in a lean organization, with a bias for action.
Ethics - drives an ethical culture, earning the confidence of the Company’s constituencies.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration/Management, Finance, Computer Science,
A minimum of one of the following (or an equivalent) Professional certification is required: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
* *Colorado Residents: CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate’s education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for the Manager, Global SOX Assurance position is $120,000 annually and the maximum salary for the Manager, Global SOX Assurance position is $130,000 annually. The compensation that is offered to a successful candidate will depend on the candidate’s skills, qualifications, and experience. Successful candidates will also be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on CBRE’s applicable benefit program.
CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.
NOTE: An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.
CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)