Client Accountant

Girling Jones
Bristol (City Centre)
08 Mar 2018
07 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Client Accountant required, Bristol. Girling Jones are once again proud to be representing an Independent Property Consultancy based in Bristol seeking to appoint a Senior Client Accountant to their finance team reporting to the Director of Client Accounting. The appointed candidate will ideally have financial experience within a commercial property consultancy understanding principals of financial and management accounting. This position has potential to progress within the years ahead, should you have TRAMPS & RICS knowledge please do get in touch.

Day to Day Duties:

  • Ensuring that all client and property accounting services are delivered to a consistently high standard and to the service levels required by the client
  • Reconciliation of rent ledgers and payment of funds to clients
  • Preparation and audit of VAT reports and client statements
  • Service charge accounts and property balance sheets
  • Preparation of account information for audit
  • Ensuring that charges are raised in accordance with the lease and RICS guidelines
  • Liaising with new clients during handover
  • Monitoring arrears and liaising with surveyors to ensure timely collection of all amounts
  • Liaise with surveyors to monitor service charge budgets and maintain cash flow
  • Variance reporting
  • Deal with surveyor, tenant and client queries
  • Reconciliations to date of sale or end of management agreement
  • Manage void funding
  • Update on account charges
  • Manage electricity accounts and recharges to tenants
  • Produce interest reports and charges
  • Monitoring purchase ledger and sales ledger information to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Be responsible for the accuracy and completeness of client accounting records, including client statements and/or profit and loss and balance sheet reporting, VAT and other tax reporting, charges to tenants and clients, rent deposits, and bank, cash, and service charge reconciliations, maintaining and collating supporting information as required
  • Attend client meetings as required and work with clients to understand their needs, interpret requirements and respond as appropriate
  • Assist in internal and external audits of financial information, procedures and controls

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Previously worked in a Client Accountant role within a commercial property environment with a thorough understanding of RICS / Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • Good working knowledge of Tramps essential
  • Will have a good understanding of the principles of financial and management accounting
  • Have the ability to analyse financial information and disseminate to non finance people
  • Knowledge of RICS, VAT and NRL guidelines and procedures
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Numerate, accurate and with impeccable attention to detail
  • Cope well under pressure and able to meet strict deadlines

In Return
In return we are offering a competitive salary, Car allowance, Discretionary bonus scheme, 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, Mobile Phone, Auto enrolment Pension Scheme, Life Insurance, Flexible benefits including childcare vouchers, Cycle to work, Holiday purchase and retail discounts, Health Cash Plan, Professional Subscription/fees.

Click apply or contact Lee Tanton @ Girling Jones

Girling Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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