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CBRE Accountant in Washington, District Of Columbia


Responsible for supervising and developing processes for accounts receivable and accounts payable functions for the MidAtlantic business unit. Responsible for preparing draws for multiple projects and other business unit financial requirements. Responsible for interpreting agreements and contracts, as they relate to accounting functions. Position requires strong time management and organizational skills to successfully manage workload.


Support in developing business unit operating budget and managing and monitoring implementation, including estimation of revenues and expenses and analyzing variances

Compile, process and maintain all invoices, financial records and accounts payable for 15+ (multi-million-dollar) construction projects and the business unit, using various accounting programs

Review and analyze financial reports, documents, and correspondence

Prepare monthly financial reports to multiple lenders, including budget comparison, spending variance reports (actual/projected expenditure reports), draws, account reconciliations and project close out reports

Administer and collect receivables, including confidential salary reimbursement

Manage new project set up with the project team to ensure compliance with loan agreements, development agreements and applicable regulations

Establish and maintain relationships with lenders, owners and vendors by providing support and assistance

Establish and monitor compliance to accounting procedures and internal controls

Administer loans, vendor contracts and draws for development projects, including monitoring key dates and reporting requirements in accordance with bank, lender, and partner requirements.

Prepare estimates and budget forecasts for presentation to Chief Operating Officer and department leads

Provide technical assistance and training to users on Procure to Pay (payment system), financial reports and accrual based accounting interpretation

Formulate notifications, budget reports, letters and memorandums

Prepare invoices for reimbursement, development fees, etc.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance and/or training to coworkers. May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.


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.


Bachelor’s Degree required. Three to five years of related experience and training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Not required.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service. Ability to effectively present information to both internal and external clients.


Requires knowledge of accounting, financial and real estate terms and principles. Ability to calculate advanced figures such as percentages, discounts, interest, installments and/or commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret documents and financial reports. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.


Decisions made with understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Responsible for setting own project deadlines as well as deadlines prescribed from client reporting requirements. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans