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Job Title: SOX Manager, Global Assurance and Advisory
Location: El Segundo, CA and Dallas, TX United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 04/20/2018
Expire Date: 06/20/2018
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Finance/Economics
Job Description
SOX Manager, Global Assurance and Advisory
The Global Assurance & Advisory function at CBRE is led by the Senior Vice President and Chief Audit Executive who reports directly to the Chairman of the Audit & Finance Committee and administratively to the General Counsel. This team continuously strives for world class service delivery and consists of 10+ professionals based in El Segundo, CA and Dallas, TX. The function is responsible for performing annual Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) testing on behalf of management, as well as providing independent and objective assurance and consulting services. Projects are risk-based (not recurring or checklist audits) covering a wide variety of business risks across financial, operational, technological, and strategic areas. The department is charged with building future leaders for CBRE, offers support for certifications and professional education, and operates with a flexible work schedule.

The Manager oversees and ensures the delivery of timely, high quality project results in accordance with professional standards. Responsible for managing and mentoring a team of auditors, and supporting them in achieving career goals and growth.


Reviews organizational data, policies, processes, procedures, and practices in order to verify the accuracy and compliance with management expectations, regulatory requirements, and overall leading practices.

Able to perform advanced analysis of complex business processes identifying risks, controls, gaps, and can supervise, revise, and present a process flow and design with a client.

Can quickly re-perform audit testing to validate effectiveness of work performed and monitors results of work in order to provide timely updates to management.

Can review, provide feedback to auditors, and finalize audit programs that adequately address risk and compliance with Company standards and relevant regulations.

Prepares detailed reports with recommendations to management that are professionally written for an executive audience. Reports will reflect a strong understanding of company objectives and capabilities, control requirements, and industry leading practices.

Reviews work papers as appropriate and works with the staff to enhance their critical thinking and documentation skills.

Successfully manages many competing demands, all delivered on time and within budgeted hours
Has demonstrated leadership capabilities including public speaking and working with executive management.

Develops, trains, and identifies ways to motivate and retain audit teams as well as monitor quality of work by fostering a strong team environment and providing staff with opportunities to develop skills.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Direct responsibility for staff which includes identifying objectives and developmental opportunities, providing guidance on project assignments and completing performance evaluations.

Responsible for assigning project tasks and reviewing work papers to ensure conclusions are adequately supported, documentation standards met, and detailed testing performed.
Qualifications & Requirements

Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance or related field.

6+ years of external/internal audit and overall knowledge of general accounting and audit procedures.

Real estate and/ or Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) experience preferred.

Professional certifications are required and may include one of the following: Master's Degree,

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

As a service provider and internal advisor, is professional in appearance and interactions. This will include working with those whose first language may not be English.

Has the ability to effectively respond to advanced inquiries from clients, co-workers, supervisor, and/or management.

Possesses advanced public speaking / presentation skills and is comfortable leading opening and closing meetings, including explaining issues to Executives and handling constructive disagreements to resolution.

Ability to analyze the most complex business/financial data and develop innovative solutions.
Advanced analytical and quantitative skills.

Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of options in varying situations.

Ability to work independently, prioritize, and manage multiple assignments.

Willingness and flexibility to travel (domestic and international) up to 20%.

Proficient in Visio, PowerPoint, EXCEL, Word, and Outlook. Knowledge and proficiency in audit software is a plus.

Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines.

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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 80,000 professionals provide exceptional outcomes for clients in 60+ countries. 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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