The Global SOX Assurance function is part of the Global Governance, Policy, and Special Projects team at CBRE. The function is responsible for managing the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) program and supporting the Vice President in special projects and other initiatives.
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 key stakeholders' expectations. A strong understanding of SOX is required as part of this role. The Manager will work directly with the SOX team as well as independently and with cross-functional teams on special projects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist in 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. Review workpapers and provide comments and finalize reports.
Coordinate and manage SOX team resources to ensure that they are effectively and efficiently utilized.
Collaborate with process owners to plan and execute SOX engagements effectively.
Conduct interviews with business partners to ask engaging questions to 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.
Successfully manage competing and priority demands, all delivered on time, with quality and within budgeted hours.
Strong understanding of GAAP, SOX, COSO, financial and IT risks and controls, and leading business practices.
Provide guidance to and/ or supervise team members (internal and co-source resources) on audits and special projects.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance or related field. 8+ years of external/internal audit and overall knowledge of general accounting and audit procedures. Real estate experience preferred.
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES
Certified Public Accountant, or Certified Internal Auditor, or Certified Information Systems Auditor required.
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex business documents. Ability to write reports, and manuals in a pre-designed style and format. Ability to motivate employees and client groups to take desired action. Ability to effectively respond to sensitive issues, complex inquiries from clients, co-workers, supervisor, and/or management. Ability to make effective presentations on general topics to an internal department, large group of employees, clients, and/or management.
Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. Advanced analytical and quantitative skills. Ability to analyze the most complex business/financial data and develop innovative solutions. Able to forecast and prepare budgets.
Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of options in varying situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES
Ability to work independently, prioritize and manage multiple assignments. Willingness and flexibility to travel (domestic and international). Knowledge of computer based controls and skills in the use of computers in conducting audit activities. Proficient in Visio, PowerPoint, EXCEL, Word and Outlook. Knowledge and proficiency in ACL and Teammate or other audit software is a plus.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to co-workers, supervisor, or department.
Internal Number: 19031727
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