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Service Charge Accountant
£30,000 - £35,000
Monday 11 Jan 2021
We’re a national, award-winning Property Management Company that continuously challenges the norm of the industry we work in. Having experienced such rapid growth, we now have exciting new plans in place to help drive the business forward, implementing stronger processes and procedures along the way and launching new training and development concepts internally. One of these being a bespoke internal training academy designed specifically for us, aimed at providing our employees with the resources needed to develop and grow into Property Management superstars!
We’re now 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 as one of our Service Charge Accountants will include filing statutory returns with Companies House, preparing and filing tax returns with HMRC, preparing client Service Charge accounts, preparing accounting data for external accountants and to analyse handover information.
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.
Service Charge Accounting experience
Excellent administration and organisation skills
A good eye for detail
ACCA / CIMA / Full AAT
Salary Range & Benefits:
This position is paying a competitive salary of £30,000 - £35,000 depending on experience.
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