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19043487 Requisition #

CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2018 revenues of $21.3 billion and more than 90,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included in the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #207 in 2018. It also has been voted the industry’s top brand by the Lipsey Company for 17 consecutive years and has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” for seven years in a row, including being ranked number one in the real estate sector in 2019.

CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.


JOB SUMMARY

The Tax Manager will assist day-to-day tax accounting function which will include computation of CBRE’s US federal and state tax accounts, research and writing on technical tax accounting matters, upgrading various controls and processes in the tax accounting area. The Tax Manager will interface extensively with cross-functional groups within and outside the tax department. This position will assist with transformation of CBRE Tax Accounting function.

CBRE has tax department staff split between two locations, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, and this position will be instrumental in facilitating communication between both locales. This position will be based in Dallas and will have regular interaction with the tax resources in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

Manages domestic and international tax compliance functions, tax provisions and cash tax projections. Supervises tax staff and coordinates with outside consultants and foreign regional controllers.

The Tax Manager’s daily functions will consist of working in the area of Domestic Tax (50%) and International Tax (50%). Also he/she can expect to spend their time dedicated to the area(s) of Technical Tax Accounting Matters & Sox (30%), Day to Day Tax Accounting Matters (50%), and Tax Accounting Process Enhancements (20%).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Work with the tax planning team to analyze and determine the income tax accounting implications of proposed mergers and acquisitions; tax planning initiatives and proposed and actual divestitures.

Support the tax accounting and compliance functions with technical analysis on various tax accounting matters surrounding planning transactions, M&A activity, new business models, and various other business operational matters. Including incorporating the appropriate tax accounting impact in OneSource.

Assist Global Planning Team in developing and implementing U.S. federal, state and international tax planning and for coordinating all global tax planning, including developing ideas and impact on the effective tax rate and cash.

Establish and update tax accounting models to advise and model the forecast based on various tax planning initiatives.

Work with the team on the analysis and determination of income tax accounting impacts of transfer pricing and income tax reporting for various other financial statement transactions as needed.

Review and monitor changes in U.S. tax legislation, rulings, regulations, and litigation, understand the relevant impact and recommend and implement responsive action to manage existing tax accounting position.

Assist with the company’s global tax accounting process to ensure accurate and timely completion of the quarterly and annual tax provisions.

Provide support to the tax compliance team regarding transaction-related disclosures, elections, and technical analysis.

Ensuring that all tax accounting related SOX Controls are implemented and working effectively.

Facilitate a strong relationship between the controller's group and the tax group on technical tax accounting matters.

Provide key guidance on any process and system related changes being implemented across the tax function.

Help with development of an internal tax accounting team designed to provide technical leadership and continual process improvements to the tax accounting function.

Other duties may be assigned.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Manages a work unit and/or group. Responsible for identifying training needs, tracking performance, coaching, and motivating direct reports. Responsible for hiring, terminating, compensation, and performance evaluation.




QUALIFICATIONS

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 Finance or Accounting required; Master's degree preferred.

6+ years of tax experience, within a large multinational company, Big 4 public accounting firm highly preferred.

Experience in working with OneSource Tax Provision Software is preferred.

Experience with consolidation of a global tax provision OR the audit of a complex multinational company’s tax provision process.

Experience with complex technical tax accounting matters preferred.

Tax accounting experience in a complex, growing, and evolving company profile preferred.

Significant experience working in a heavy merger and acquisition environment preferred.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Willingness to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization, especially key partners within the Controllers, Corporate Accounting, and other finance functions.



CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.


COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups. Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.


FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE

Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate complex figures. Ability to forecast and prepare budgets. Conducts financial/business analysis including the preparation of reports.


REASONING ABILITY

Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.


OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES


SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results. Responsible for setting department deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to co-workers, supervisor, department and/or line of business.


US Company Profile

About CBRE (NYSE: CBRE): At CBRE, you are empowered to take your career path into your own hands. Enjoy workplace flexibility in a global organization with tremendous scale. Work in an inclusive and collaborative environment with supportive teammates. Come experience the employee advantage at CBRE.


CBRE has a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.


As a Fortune 500 worldwide leader in real estate services, CBRE’s more than 90,000 professionals provide exceptional outcomes for clients in over approximately 480 offices worldwide.  When it comes to real estate, CBRE sees potential everywhere. We turn scale into strength, expense into performance, and property into prosperity. Visit cbre.us.

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