Service Charge Accountant (Hybrid Working) - Central London

c£35,000 - Accountancy
Ref: 1745 Date Posted: Wednesday 20 Jul 2022
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We’re on the search for our next member of the team… An experienced Service Charge Accountant. Working within a small yet growing, professional accounts team.
Your role will also include query resolution and liaising with the Property Managers and Clients on any accounting issues. Responsibilities will include:
  • Preparation of Service charge accounts to ensure the accounts are issued within 3 months of the year end or in accordance with client expectations
  • Preparation of Dormant and Full Statutory accounts
  • Analytical review of Income, Expenditure and Cash flow
  • Preparation and completion of CT and VAT returns to HMRC when applicable
  • Preparing Extended Trial Balance from scratch in Excel
  • Investigating and resolving audit queries
  • Maintaining the service charge year-end control sheets
  • Resolving any audit queries with the Property Managers
  • Ensuring that all ledger balances are understood and supported
  • Chasing and liaising with external auditors for any outstanding accounts and agreeing draft accounts with clients
  • Issuing S20B letters where accounts have not been issued within 6 months from year-end
  • Manually compiling financial information in Excel and sending to prestigious clients on a monthly and quarterly basis in accordance with client expectations
  • Maintaining the manual production of Landlord/Freeholder statements and arranging the forwarding of funds to clients
  • Attend client meetings with the property management team when required to review actual expenditure for the year to date against budget
  • To accurately vouch all receipts and payments and re-analyse into relevant accounts/cost centres where applicable
  • Assisting in the preparation of Service charge budgets
  • Perform any ad hoc duties as requested
  • Ensure standardisation, implement improvements and ensure best practice. Identify any areas within existing processes which could be improved and discuss these with the Line Manager as appropriate
  • Work as part of a team and assist other team members in meeting departmental targets and deadlines.
The ideal Service Charge Accountant would be someone experienced and self-motivated with a “can-do” attitude. The ideal Service Charge Accountant will either hold or be studying towards ACCA/CIMA (full AAT will be considered). You must have excellent Excel and double entry skills along with experience within a similar role.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Service Charge Accounting experience
  • Excellent administration and organisation skills
  • A good eye for detail
Desirable Requirements:
  • Accountancy qualifications
  • ACCA / CIMA / Full AAT
Salary Range & Benefits:
This position is paying a competitive salary of c£35,000 depending on experience + benefits. 
Contact: Zoe Southwell | | 020 3900 0401 |
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