Finance Director

 •  Jones Lang LaSalle Chicago, IL

11 - 15 years experience  •  Real Estate

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/04/17
11 - 15 years experience
Real Estate
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/04/17


OVERVIEW        

Ready to be part of a ground breaking team in a growing organization?  We are looking for a Finance Director to lead the accounting and financial reporting activities for JLL Business Services (JBS) globally.  The role needs someone who enjoys leading a detailed, financial and compliance accountabilities for a globally dispersed dynamic business group.   Day-to-day your accountabilities would include leading governance and compliance, policy, business case support and overall financial control for the group.   As a key part of the leadership team for JBS you’ll be counted on to be responsive and attentive to building the business – as well as the people on the team.
 
To succeed in this role, you’ll need to be skilled at building strong, long-term relationships as your guidance as a single point of contact willensure the team stays connected with our Internal Audit, Compliance and Privacy teams.  Bring your deep experience in budgeting, forecasting, financial analytics and financial controls and leading people plan to pave new paths to build your career at JLL. 
 
STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT

  • Build and maintain a strong relationship with key stakeholders within the corporate and business lines
  • Collaborating with the Global Finance, Internal Audit, Privacy and AIM2020/ Demeter Finance leadership
  • Understand needs and concerns of key business stakeholders and responding in a timely manner

FINANCIAL PLANNING AND REPORTING

  • Creating and maintaining the JBS budget and forecasting methodology, in line with JLL guidelines
  • Building and maintaining the JBS budget and forecast across
  • Timely reporting of JBS actuals against Budget and Forecast
  • Producing JBS Financial Management Information
  • Implementing financial controls within JBS, including Time and Expenses
  • Develop and roll out a transfer pricing mechanism
  • Solid understanding of accounting principles and ability to communicate key issues to finance, business support unit and business leadership
  • Ability to track functional trends of the businesses supported and make recommendations to their strategies and annual goals.

LOCATION OVERSIGHT

  • Ensuring JBS locations follow the JBS global budget and forecasting methodology, in line with JLL guidelines.  You’ll work closely with the Financial controllers in each locations to:
    • Build and maintain the JBS location budget and forecast in a timely manner
    • Do timely reporting of JBS location actuals against Budget and Forecast
    • Produce JBS location Financial Management Information
    • Implement financial controls within JBS locations, including Time and Expenses implement a transfer pricing mechanism

BUSINESS CASE & PRICING SUPPORT

  • Providing support in building business cases related to transformation programs (AIM2020/ Demeter)
  • Supporting the sales or solution teams from various business lines related to the prospective client proposals

 
TEAM MANAGEMENT

  • Manage and develop financial reports
  • Provide leadership, management and coordination to support JBS team involved in critical activities
  • Provide oversight to the Financial controllers in JBS locations in a matrix structure
  • Manage a team of analysts spread across the globe at JBS locations responsible for the chargeback (Transfer pricing) process
  • Optimize and continually develop relationships with Finance and HR teams to facilitate accurate and on time reporting

 AUDIT & PRIVACY

  • Be the single point of contact within the JBS organization for Internal Audit, External Audit, SOX and Privacy to work with therespective global teams to implement the required controls, testing and monitoring within JBS to ensure compliance

ANALYSIS

  • Perform periodic and ad-hoc value-added analysis of results against budgets/forecasts and prior year performance.
  • Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities to company operations and financial results.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field, MBA or an advanced degree preferred
  • CPA is preferred
  • Experience working and communicating within multi-national corporations across multiple geographies, time zones and cultures
  • 10+ Years’ experience building budgets and forecasts
  • 5+ Years’ experience managing and reporting actuals
  • Proven experience building and maintaining budgets
  • Ability to motivate and manage compliance & reporting team
  • Track record of preparing and presenting financials to senior executives

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • High energy, tenacious with a passion to deliver
  • Successful track record of delivering solutions to internal client base
  • Ability to generate insight from data and evidence
  • Able to work with a global organization and in a matrix environment
  • Organizational design and people capability building
  • Ability to use business insights to drive change in people and process management practices
  • Commercially astute, ability to manage headcount
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) abilities
  • Ideally have knowledge of employee communications and engagement; ideally gained from a large company background
  • Must have strong relationship skills
  • Demonstration of strong planning skills and working under pressure
  • Ability to work with potential resistance from stakeholders
  • Proven track record in driving change and introducing new pricing models
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • English – Fluent, Other languages welcome

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