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Finance Manager - 20 Fenchurch St, London

London , United Kingdom

Ref#: 9677250609

Date published: 5-Feb-2021

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Job Title: Property Financial Manager
Location: 20 Fenchurch St, London

This role is a partnership role with our LKKHPG and based on the client premises in London alongside the wider CBRE site team. It is based at 20 Fenchurch Street the site of the famous Walkie Talkie building housing the Sky Garden and 34 floors of office space. The Walkie Talkie was acquired by LKK in 2017 and Eastcheap was acquired in 2019 both have been managed by CBRE since inception and we are now looking to appoint a new Financial Manager role to cover both sites. Working alongside the site-based client, facility management, and surveying teams and in conjunction with CBRE finance team in Glasgow the Finance Manager will be responsible the financial administration of service charges, utilities, and other recoverable and non-recoverable costs.

Key Responsibilities

Client & Stakeholder Management
A Key stakeholder in the CBRE’s relationship with the clients on site team
To engage and build supplier relationships on site
Develop working relationship with the client’s occupiers

Constantly monitor and review with the site team all service charge expenditure with a combined total of c£11m
Monthly service charge reviews, identifying accruals, prepayments, and reporting variance analyses to budget with month to date and year to date forecasts
Monitor service charge income, ensuring income and apportionment is accounted for correctly, highlighting discrepancies with the surveying team and completing remedial action as appropriate.
With the FM and PM team ensure the service charges are all closed and audited within 2 months of the financial year end
Work with the FM and PM team on the preparation and presentation of annual budgets which will be set in advance of the commencement of year in accordance with agreed KPI’s and issuing budgets to external stakeholders
Management and control of Non-Recoverable budget with regular reporting and review with the client on spend
Monthly bank reconciliations
Monthly financial reporting and review of rent, service charge and insurance identifying prepayments for the client’s financial results
Void funding management and control including fortnightly funding requests
Quality review of income charged to occupiers reconciling to the tenancy schedule
Overall management and review of utilities, mapping processes thereafter ensuring accuracy and timeliness of charges to occupiers
Cash management for Eastcheap ensuring funds transferred to the client in agreed timescales and format

Person Specification
Previous account management highly desired preferably in Real Estate
Ability to coordinate delivery to several stakeholders
Ability to interpret financial data and Real Estate transactions and present to on-Financial stakeholders
Experience in budget and cost control
Experience in big building management desirable but not essential
Experience in service charge accounting desirable but not essential

Key Skills
Strong interpersonal skills with a proven record of building strong professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
Capacity to think at a big picture level while identifying tactical solutions to problems
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Numerical and analytically minded
Capable of performing independently, while fostering a team-based environment.
Someone that thrives in a fast-paced environment while appearing calm under pressure.
Working knowledge on usage of Yardi