Head of Accounts/Head of Service Charge Accounts

United Kingdom
£50000 - £55000 per annum
06 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

OUR CLIENT: A dynamic and rapidly expanding Block Management company have a requirement for a Head of Accounts/Head of Service Charge Accounts to join their team. The organisation specialise in the management of a residential block portfolio that is continuously expanding.

The Role will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • Leading, managing and training a team of 12 accounting staff.
  • Responsible for the preparing Service Charge Accounts up to Trial Balance level and liaising with auditors to get the year-end accounts prepared.
  • Reviewing and preparing year end service charge reconciliation's, including analysis of expenditure, processing journals, accruals and balancing charges, and preparation of tenant certificates.
  • Responsible for all accounting matters on a portfolio of clients, and direct client accounting responsibility for assigned clients/properties.
  • Responsible for ensuring timely and accurate client accounting is reviewed including; rent, service and insurance charges to tenants, management of rent deposits, transfer of income to clients and client reporting.
  • Reviewing and signing-off on client accounting reports.
  • Preparing, completing and reviewing bank reconciliations, including clearance of reconciling items.
  • Updating the Property Management database with Lease Maintenance data.
  • Recording service charge budgets within the Property Management database.
  • Ensuring all service charges are closed within 3 months of year-end or within contractually agreed deadlines.
  • Carrying out weekly reviews of service charge year end reconciliation progress for the team.
  • Monitoring the team's bank reconciliations.
  • Monitoring team's supplier invoice approval and review of insufficient funds report.
  • Responsible for accurate and complete transition in and transition out of all properties and clients within their team.
  • Assisting in the production of internal KPI reports.
  • Liaising with relevant surveyors, acting on and providing information as required.
  • Attending meetings with clients, and working with clients to understand their needs, interpreting their requirements and responding as appropriate.
  • Actively looking to improve processes and increasing efficiencies across the accounting function.
  • Travelling to South Africa 2-4 times a year.

The Person: To apply, you MUST have experience of management an accounting team and producing full sets of Service Charge Accounts at Year-end. Also to apply, candidates should have a proven background in Property Accounting, possess excellent communication skills and have a 'hands on' approach. It is also envisaged that the successful incumbent will have above average property systems knowledge (ECS / Qube, TBS Tramps, APB, Yardi, etc.).

Please only apply if you are happy to travel to South Africa 2-4 times a year.

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