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Senior Finance Manager

Company: BGIS North America
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

BGIS is currently seeking a Corporate--- Senior Finance Manager to join the team. BGIS is a global leader in the provision of facility management, project delivery, energy & sustainability, asset management, workplace advisory, and real estate services. With a combined team of over 7,000 globally, BGIS relentlessly focuses on delivering innovative service solutions that create value for its clients. Globally, BGIS manages over 30,000 facilities totaling more than 340 million square feet across several markets including Government, Higher Education, Utilities, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Healthcare and Cloud Enterprise. In addition to managing a diverse portfolio of corporate offices, retail, colleges, hospitals and industrial assets, BGIS is a world leader in the management of data centers and other critical environments Purpose Statement: Reporting to the BGIS US CFO, the Senior Manager - Corporate Finance provides overall management and has responsibility for BGIS' US Region's operations accounting, corporate accounting, payroll, treasury, accounts receivable, tax, management / external financial reporting, financial systems, and the overall internal control environment. RESPONSIBILITIES Accounting Leadership

  • Responsible for accurate and timely issuance of BGIS' US Region's (Region) monthly financial results.
  • Ensures that the financial results comply with IFRS and BGIS Global accounting policies.
  • Oversee compliance with regulatory authorities and files Federal, State and Local employment and payroll taxes.
  • Engage BGIS Global tax team support as it relates to tax issues and ensure tax changes are communicated to the organization on a timely basis
  • Responsible for the maintenance of strong systems for accounting records and internal controls designed to mitigate risk and to protect the Region's assets.
  • Ensures that accounting reports meet internal and external customer's needs.
  • Reviews, maintains and updates accounting policies, goals, objectives with appropriate stakeholders including BGIS Global Corporate Finance group.
  • Responsible for documenting accounting processes and maintaining our information.
  • Provide guidance and support in the implementation of accounting policies, processes, and procedures for corporate and operational accounting teams in accordance with BGIS' global accounting policies and standards.
  • Communicate changes to financial reporting requirements (IFRS, SOX etc) on a timely basis and drive organizational compliance
  • Drive continuous improvement in financial systems partnering, especially in setting up of new business units and acquisitions, working IT and BGIS Global Corporate Finance group
  • Work with external and internal auditors to remediate audit issues and ensure timely completion of audits
  • Provide financial, planning & analysis support to the SGA groups of the Region Leadership
    • Directs the day-to-day accounting activities and has responsibility for accounting data processing operations, administration, correspondence, communications, billing and other support activities.
    • Trains, mentors and manages finance and accounting staff and assists in their development.
    • Implements quality and customer-service standards that include resolving problems and identifying system improvements. Communication
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis to customer service.
      • Ensures that relevant financial information is provided to managers and shareholders in a timely manner.
      • Communicates effectively with business managers about accounting policies and procedures.
      • Keeps other departments up to date with changes to rules and regulations and impacts of changes to accounting systems.
      • Other duties as assigned. REQUIRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES
        • CPA required.
        • Four (4) years of Big 4 or regional firm experience a preferred.
        • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook required.
        • General Accounting knowledge, such as processes, reports, software and audits required.
        • Thorough knowledge of US Gaap and/or IFRS required.
        • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field or equivalent work experience required.
        • Ten (10) years of general and/or construction public/private accounting experience required.
        • Five (5) years staff leadership experience required. Our company culture includes a robust mix of sound business practices and employee initiatives that promote personal and professional development, work/life balance, health and wellness and community involvement. The Company is an equal opportunity employer. We believe every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, or Veteran or military status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law in the relevant jurisdiction. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training. BGIS is committed to strengthening our diversity through recruiting and retaining minority and women professionals from all backgrounds. Our commitment is consistent with our recognition that it is the outstanding people within BGIS who have always been the source of our strength. We recognize that promoting diversity is an integral component of our continuing quest for organizational excellence. This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity. Anyone with questions or concerns regarding Equal Employment Opportunity should contact their direct supervisor or the Human Resources Department without fear of retaliation of any kind.

Keywords: BGIS North America, Seattle , Senior Finance Manager, Accounting, Auditing , Seattle, Washington

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