Finance and Contract Support Manager
Excellerate Property Services | JHI
Hyde Park, South Africa
1d ago
source : Job Placements

Job Title :

Finance & Contract Support Manager

Reports To : Commercial Manager

Location : Hyde Park

Job Purpose :

To lead sustainable financial growth by taking ownership of the financial operations, controls and management information.

Provide insight and influence to impact performance and maintain competitive advantage alongside financial and contract support leadership and direction in the function.

Act as point of liaison for Finance and Commercial issues for the Client and Contract teams.

This will involve personal attitude, use of skills and dissemination of knowledge. Use specialist skills and experience to provide insight and influence in order to impact performance standards.

Implement improvements, drive change, raise standards through the direct and indirect management of the team. Act as a business partner to the business to both advise and challenge senior management on contract performance.

Key Tasks : Customer


  • Developing high quality and effective Client relationships especially across the JV.
  • Build good working relationship with account management and key client''s members and be a business partner for both.
  • Tightly manage contract governance, demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of the terms and conditions of the contract to ensure that all cost elements are appropriately accounted for.
  • Assist with client team requests in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Positively respond to both our internal and external customers (often in a matrix environment) through effective communication and personal accessibility / credibility.
  • Financial Reporting

  • Monthly formal Contract reviews. Ensure use of best practice, communication and understanding of key business messages through monthly site visits with focus on underperforming contracts.
  • Liaising with the CBRE Excellerate Financial Planning and Analysis team to fulfill any ad hoc information requests.
  • Support any transformation and client initiatives, working closely with other functions to ensure full alignment of deliverables and results.
  • Prepare accurate reports in line with monthly company timetable including full Profit & Loss account with analysis and commentary, Balance Sheet extracts and reconciliations, detailed Project Profitability reporting, Profit & Loss forecasts and annual plans.
  • Ad-hoc reporting as requested by Divisional Finance Director or Business Unit Director.
  • Provide best in class Management Information to both Client and CBRE Excellerate management to include Actuals v Budget.
  • Provide ad-hoc support and financial analysis as required.
  • Contract and Finance Management

  • Continually review, maintain and improve cash-flow, margins and reporting. Develop targets and benchmarking processes to challenge the financial information.
  • Drive high quality financial / commercial performance through understanding the contractual commitments on service lines in the Joint Venture and ensure is aligned and consistent with global contract management practices.
  • Identify and help drive implementation of savings opportunities to ensure Client and CBRE Excellerate financial savings targets are maximized.
  • Review Contract and Business Unit P&L results and challenge.
  • Carry out regular Business Unit reviews and Project reviews.
  • Active management of overheads for business whilst seeking out areas for efficiencies for savings.
  • Build and develop high level relationships with business and account leaders, central finance teams, customers and external agencies (e.g. auditors).
  • Constantly improve quality, service and efficiency.
  • Communicate regularly with contract financial and contract support staff to ensure they are fully informed of operational objectives and achievements.
  • Identify, analyse and resolve potential business risks, as well as opportunities and solutions to enhance business performance.
  • Finance Processes, Procedures and Reporting

  • Ensure company policies and procedures are adhered to consistently throughout the Business Unit / Contract.
  • Ensure full substantiation of all accruals, un-billed revenue and WIP, in line with policy.
  • Manage the integrity of data in Clie
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