Service Charge Accountant, Jobs, 1071

Service Charge Accountant - North London

£25,000 - £35,000 - Accountancy
Ref: 1071 Date Posted: Monday 23 Mar 2020
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We are currently interested in speaking to experienced Senior Service Charge Accountants with an adaptable attitude in London.


About the Role:

As the Service Charge Accountant, your role will include but will not be limited to the following:

  • Preparing year end service charge accounts including preparation of extended trial balance, accruals, prepayments and journals, ready to be sent to accountants.

  • Performing balance sheet reconciliations.

  • Creating and issuing the budget template and inputting onto the property management system.

  • Raising and issuing service charge and ground rent demands in accordance with the leases.

  • Allocation of all tenant payments.

  • Dealing with arrears of service charge and ground rent appropriately.

  • Setting up new sites, leases, units and service charge information onto the property management system.

  • Handling the ground rents and client payments.

  • Ensuring purchase invoices are processed and paid correctly in a timely manner.

  • Liaising with other agents in respect of handovers.

  • Dealing with queries raised by colleagues, clients and tenants efficiently.


What are we looking for?

  • You will have significant experience of preparing Service Charge Accounts for complex, multi schedule properties

  • You will have experience of managing mixed use properties with both residential and commercial elements and with the commercial element opted for VAT

  • You will have experience of using MRI QUBE Global Software or similar property management software

  • You will have experience of working with property managers to prepare annual service charge budgets, financial client reports and expenditure reviews

  • You will be able to demonstrate strong accounting skills

  • You will preferably possess a relevant accounting qualification (AAT, ACCA, CIMA) or evidence of qualification by experience

  • You will have strong organisational skills

  • You will manage your time well and adhere to deadlines

  • You will possess a high level of detail and accuracy

  • You will be able to demonstrate strong Excel skills

  • You will have experience of building and establishing relationships with clients

  • You will be customer focused with experience of communicating with leaseholders

  • You will have the ability to provide operational input into the Senior Management Team

  • You will be friendly, approachable and kind



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