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Service Charge Accountant - South West London

£35,000 - £45,000 - Accountancy/ Finance
Ref: 2113 Date Posted: Tuesday 09 Apr 2024
We are looking for a Service Charge Accountant to join our Block and Portfolio Management Accounts team. Are you an experienced Client Accounts Manager or in a similar role? Do you have a proven track record in effectively managing a block management client portfolio and providing first-rate accounting service? Do you have experience in forming and developing great relationships with customers and colleagues? We’re looking for an individual that can collaborate with others, share their knowledge and skills.
We’re offering around the £42,000 mark depending on your level of experience and 2/3 days hybrid working. 9am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday ad 9am – 5pm on Fridays.
What will joining this company do for you?
  • Medicash – healthcare insurance
  • Travel insurance (optional benefit)
  • Dental insurance (optional benefit)
  • Life assurance
  • Beauty and fitness discounts
  • Restaurant and cinema discounts
  • Charitable giving
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • You will have access to a range of in person and online training programmes that will support you in your role and in your longer-term career development
  • Discounted legal fees and searches when using our in-house team for sales and purchases
  • Complementary mortgage service arrangement
  • Reduced fee when you sell your property with us
  • Financial support in gaining qualifications
Additional Earning potential, commission earnt on:
  • Block Management referrals
  • New homes transactions and land transactions
  • Survey referrals
  • Referrals to our Commercial team
  • Employee referral scheme
Key Responsibilities:
  • Assisting the block manager with the preparation of the annual service charge budget and ten-year maintenance plan for your clients
  • Attending Client meetings as and when required
  • Checking coding and authorize of your client’s supplier invoices on a daily basis
  • Reconciling and checking all clients/Properties quarterly financial reports and balances
  • To assist with the preparation of your portfolio of client’s employees P11d forms.
  • Preparing ground rent reports for freeholders/clients and requesting the transfer of funds due
  • Preparing any required monthly client reporting for your portfolio, these could be computer generated reports or bespoke excel reports.
  • Conducting Year-End procedures – preparing clients year-end paperwork including preparing trial balance reports, preparing Year-End Income & Expenditure reports, and preparing section 20b Notices
Person Specification:
  • Kind, mature, and fun personality
  • Team Player
  • Hands on and able to use own initiative
  • Ability to communicate positively and effectively with a willingness to help others
  • High level of discretion and diplomacy
  • Resilient, able to work under pressure
Minimum Requirements:
  • Previous Service Charge Accountant experience or accounts work within the property sector
Contact: Matty Stratton | 020 3900 0401 |
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