Finance Assistant

London, England, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
05 Nov 2020
04 Dec 2020
Job role
Experience level
Part qualified
About CBRE Loan Services

CBRE Loan Services EMEA (CBRELS) is an integral part of CBRE Capital Advisors, a team that offers independent capital markets advice founded on deep financial expertise and global real asset insight. CBRELS offers trusted debt management solutions for lenders, using an unrivalled suite of real estate loan services. From portfolio management, to individual loans, we offer a full and shared servicing platform - loan administration, loan advisory, special servicing, LPA receivership and real estate asset surveillance - combining both real estate and credit market expertise. The team currently manage c600 loans with an AUM of £46bn.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinating and undertaking all finance related tasks for Loan Services' mandated book of business including:
  • Managing the Work-In-Progress sheets in excel and ClientIQ as appropriate and prepare monthly revenue forecasts
  • Registering all new jobs/clients on the system and creating project numbers
  • Raising client fee and 3rd party invoices & processing supplier invoices
  • Reconciliation of invoices to WIP/ClientIQ
  • Working with the team to reduce the level of unrecovered project disbursements
  • Working with the team to reduce the level of unpaid debt through weekly communication with FE's and liaising with Finance Credit Controller
  • Working with the LPA team in Loan Services to manage their client accounts: bank transfers, monthly reconciliation of bank accounts & VAT returns and Companies House submissions for LPA Receivership appointments

Supporting the delivery of key Capital Advisors financial processes:

  • Preparation of month end accruals
  • Supporting the preparation of monthly financial reports to the Capital Advisors Excom team.

Person Specification/Requirements

  • Part qualified accountant, or minimum bookkeeping qualification (AAT)
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritise and co-ordinate tasks efficiently ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Maintains a positive attitude towards routine tasks
  • Accurate and exceptional attention to detail
  • Pro-active and enjoys working autonomously and as part of a wider team
  • Confident and assertive where required
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Understands and appreciates the importance of using discretion
  • Team player who deals effectively with colleagues and clients
  • Strong organisational and administration skills
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Experience with PeopleSoft beneficial

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