Service Charge Accountant-Canary Warf (Service Charge exp reqd)

Goodman Masson Recruitment Services Ltd
London (Greater)
£35k - £42k pa
08 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Service Charge Accountant Main Purpose of the Role * Be responsible for 80-90 service charge detailed reviews. * Ensure all service charges are closed within 3 months of year end * Load and review budgets on both Horizon and APB * Ensure budgets are loaded on the system and finalised prior to quarter rent raise being completed ( usually 8 weeks before that start of the budget year). * Instruct Corporate to amend the fee billing schedule in line with the new budgets. * To report statistical Analysis of service charge performance on a monthly basis and where client requires submit service charge stats to clients on a weekly basis. * To prepare cash reconciliations within one month of service charge closure. * Ensure the fee spreadsheet is completed and sent weekly to Corporate to raise the fees accrued into each Service Charge year end. * Ensure service charge part period handovers for purchases are checked and implemented onto the system and handovers on sold properties are completed in line with the purchase/ sale contracts * Ensure all service charge filing is accurate and accessible to the team. This includes email filing of back up. Main Functional Links: * Report to Head of Accounts (Rodney Unsworth) * Client portfolio * Property managers * Facilities Managers * Credit Control, Purchase ledger, Treasury, Client accounts team Duties and Responsibilities * Liaise with surveyors and Facilities Managers so that we may meet the RICS best practice guideline and meet client KPI deadlines of three months * Manage a high volume of transactions and property service charge closures * Review service charge expenditure, income, tenant occupation and apportionments prior to issue to surveyors. * Raise Budget and balancing service charge demands, journal posting and accounting for accruals and prepayments. * Management and instruction to external auditors where service charges require external audit. * Preparation of final accounts when closing down old/sold properties and transfer of information to new agents * Prepare cash reconciliations and balance sheet items. * To be client focussed and liaise with property managers in order to meet the requirements defined in the service level agreement * Ensure fee income spreadsheet completed and submitted to our Corporate team * To assist and support other functions within Management Accounts * To maintain and control an accurate schedule of current service charges managed by the business. Qualifications * Experience in service charge reconciliations * Experience in analytical reviews - income/expenditure/ ledgers * Experience in cash reconciliations Knowledge * Experience in at least one of APB OR Horizon beneficial * Excellent communication skills * Be able to manage deadlines and own portfolio * Well practices problem solving and analysis skills * An analytical and inquisitive nature * Flexibility and adaptability in dealing with legacy databases.
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