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CBRE Sr Audit Associate - Remote in Des Moines, Iowa

Sr Audit Associate - Remote

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Remote - US - Remote - US - United States of America

Are you ready to start an exciting career with CBRE?

About the Role:

As a CBRE Audit Sr. Associate, you’ll be responsible for understanding business processes, assessing medium to large risks to business objectives, evaluating control effectiveness, and documenting audit projects. You will be an integral part of the timely delivery of high-quality SOX program in accordance with professional standards and CBRE guidelines. A strong understanding of SOX is required as part of this role. The Sr Associate will work with the process owners and SOX team and be independently responsible for delivery of their work on time and with quality standards.

This job is part of the Audit job function.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a motivated, dynamic and truly international team. You will be part of the team for the Real Estate Investments SOX program, combining extensive hands-on experience with change management and techniques for problem-solving with a strong drive for results and quality in accordance with professional standards.

What You'll Do:

  • Assist in day-to-day execution of the SOX program; this includes SOX walkthroughs, controls testing, deficiency evaluation and remediation tracking.

  • Document testing, prepare workpapers, respond to comments and continuous communication of status to the supervising Manager.

  • Collaborate with process owners to plan and execute SOX engagements effectively.

  • Conduct interviews with business partners to understand business environments and process flows, evaluate financial records, interpret policies and procedures and apply professional accounting and auditing standards to assess risks and controls.

  • Successfully manage competing priorities in order to meet deadlines, with quality and within budgeted hours.

  • Foster a positive work environment in the planning, execution, and reporting phases of audits or special projects, in line with FRM leadership team guideline and timeline.

  • Participate in ad hoc requests and special projects as required by the FRM leadership team.

  • Have a broad knowledge of own job discipline and some knowledge of several job disciplines within the function.

  • Lead by example and model behaviors that are consistent with CBRE RISE values. May convince to reach an agreement.

  • Impact the quality of own work and the work of others on the team.

  • Work primarily within standardized procedures and practices to achieve objectives and meet deadlines.

  • Explain complex information to others in straightforward situations.

What You'll Need:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

To perform this job successfully, an individual will need to perform each crucial 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 essential functions.

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred with 2-5 years of relevant experience. In lieu of a degree, a combination of experience and education will be considered. CPA, CA, CISA, or CIA certification preferred.

  • 3-5 years of recent Big 4 or national accounting firm experience required.

  • Strong understanding of US GAAP, SOX, COSO, financial risks and controls.

  • CPA required.

  • Understanding of existing procedures and standards to solve slightly complex problems.

  • Ability to analyze possible solutions using technical experience to apply appropriate judgment and precedents.

  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Examples include Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.

  • Strong organizational skills with an inquisitive mindset.

  • Advanced math skills. Ability to calculate complicated figures such as percentages, fractions, and other financial-related calculations.


When you join CBRE you will have the support and resources of a global firm where an entrepreneurial mentality is encouraged. You'll realize your potential with exciting work, fast-paced assignments, an environment of constant learning and dedication to results! To enable your success, we provide the best tools, training and leaders in the industry.

Our culture is built on our RISE ( values and reflects the needs and perspectives of our clients and our people. Our work is guided by our North Star: Crafting the real estate solutions of tomorrow, so businesses and people thrive.

Coming to work for CBRE, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package, 401k, and extraordinary perks such as career growth and longevity!

CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate’s education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for the Sr Audit Associate position is $90,000 per year and the maximum salary for the Sr Audit Associate position is $110,000.00 per year. The compensation that is offered to a successful candidate will depend on the candidate’s skills, qualifications, and experience. Successful candidates will also be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on CBRE’s applicable benefit program.

Equal Employment Opportunity: CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have 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.

Candidate Accommodations: CBRE values the differences of all current and prospective employees and recognizes how every employee contributes to our company’s success. CBRE provides reasonable accommodations in job application procedures for individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance due to a disability in the application or recruitment process, please submit a request via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)