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Finance Manager 

About Cohesion

Unlocking a new era of smart real estate management, Cohesion empowers buildings to enhance security, elevate comfort, boost productivity, improve communication, and tailor the human experience within commercial and enterprise properties. Cohesion stands as the cornerstone of smart building transformation, providing a unified software platform that redefines the potential of real estate assets. Cohesion’s transformative capabilities extend across a diverse range of global commercial real estate, infuse purpose-driven design into spaces, and elevates asset value to new heights. Cohesion is on a mission to sustain a healthy planet by transforming the engagement between people and the built world. Our vision is to accelerate resilience in every building by connecting people, places and the planet. We unify every system and human in buildings to overcome the most significant operational, functional, climate, and economic challenges in the built environment.

What You Will Do:  

  • Prepare monthly and ad-hoc financial reports, KPI reports, monthly variances, quarterly budgets, cash flow, and aging reports 
  • Lead and manage Accounting professional(s), providing guidance and support to achieve departmental goals. 
  • Liase between sales, implementation, and customer success for invoicing milestones and respective variances 
  • Act as representative for finance communication between customers and Cohesion  
  • Own sales forecasting from CRM system  
  • Support midyear and annual planning and budgeting cycles  
  • Lead monthly, quarterly, and annual investor reporting and manage investor questions  
  • Work alongside accounting to manage audits including annual financial audit, 401k audits, 409a, and investor audits 
  • Effectively communicate variances and insights to leadership 
  • Lead financial results for board presentation(s) preparation 
  • Build financial models for sales, internal business operations, and product teams 
  • Continually make process improvements to enable automation efficiencies and reporting 
  • Lead commercial pricing and perform ongoing competitive pricing analyses 

Required Qualifications  

  • 5-7 years of experience in a finance management role, preferably in FP&A  
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, or accounting 
  • Prior experience working in FP&A, corporate finance, project controllers, consulting, or a finance/accounting development program 
  • Highly organized, analytical, detail-oriented who can operate independently and take initiative with little direction  
  • Detail oriented, able to problem-solve using existing tools, and produce reports with minimal errors in a fast-paced environment 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills  
  • Excellent documentation and reporting skills 
  • Ability to work closely with and influence stakeholders 
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills.  
  • Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members at various levels throughout the organization 

 Desired Background / Experience: 

  • Interest in the technology and real estate industries  
  • Highly efficient with Microsoft Office suite, with advanced knowledge of Excel (i.e. Vlookups, Pivot tables), PowerPoint and QuickBooks. 
  • Experience or desire to learn and use Access and SQL 
  • Humble and hungry self-starter with a strong desire to learn, drive improvements, and evolve 
  • Highly motivated with both an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong team mentality 
  • Ability to analyze business problems and find solutions need to be able to diagnose problems based on information given to them by others. They then analyze relevant information to solve the problems. 
  • Critical-thinking skills – must be able to figure out what information is relevant to their work. They also must be able to evaluate the costs and benefits of alternative solutions before making a recommendation. 

What you can expect from cohesion

Cohesion is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to eligible, full-time employees in the United States. Our benefits are designed to invest in our employees— and their family’s —well-being, including investments in their health, happiness, and well-being.   

  • Receiving a competitive compensation package and potential to participate in an annual performance bonus. 
  • Eligible for generous benefits such as health/dental/vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, and an employer sponsored 401k match program. 
  • Transit Benefits Program – tax-free benefits to assist with commuting costs. 
  • Receiving a monthly cell phone reimbursement 
  • Eligibility to participate in the Wellness Reimbursement Program after 6 months of employment. 
  • Enjoying a responsible unlimited PTO program after 3 months of employment to help employees manage work-life harmony. 
  • Working in an open environment with creative optional brainstorming sessions for all employees   
  • Participating in an Annual All Staff Gathering that is a two-day mix of professional development and fun. 
  • Participating in an all-employee lunch per month, an all-employee breakfast per month, and monthly social event 
  • A hybrid work environment – Chicago-based employees work out of our bright and sunny HQ office Tuesday-Thursday and enjoy snacks, drinks, collaboration space, and an outdoor patio overlooking the Chicago River.  
  • Up to 4 weeks annually of fully remote work  
  • Pet insurance  


At Cohesion, we see diversity and inclusion as a source of strength. We believe building trust and innovation are best achieved through diverse thought and practice. Individuals seeking employment at Cohesion are considered without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

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