Assistant Accountant Service Charge - Cambridge - £30,000

Recruiter
Ashdown Group
Location
Cambridge
Salary
27000.0000
Posted
16 Apr 2017
Closes
16 May 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Assistant Accountant/ Accountant (Service Charge) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire - up to £30,000 plus benefits and training towards qualifications.
A successful commercial property management group is seeking an additional experienced Accountant to join their Service Charge Accounting team. You may be qualified or QBE, but you must come from a Service Charge Accounting background.

Working as part of a larger team, you will be responsible for managing the day to day service charge accounting function for a portfolio of properties and will also supervise and mentor the more junior members of the team around you. With this in mind, this would suit a person who is an experienced accounting professional interested in developing their career in a company that promotes from within and also offers financial support towards relevant qualifications and time out to do so.

Some of the responsibilities of this role are:
-Monitor the service charge accounts associated with your portfolio and oversee and monitor cashflow for all of your estates.
-Ensure annual service charge budgets are accurate
-Prepare end of year service charge accounts within agreed time frames, ensuring they comply with ARMA and ICAEW guidelines.
-Monthly bank reconciliations
-Produce quarterly management reports - analysing expenditure vs budget, arrears and cashflow.
-Work closely with Estate Managers, attending monthly/quarterly/yearly meetings with them to client sites in your portfolio, building effective client relationships.
-Utilities and insurance recharging leaseholders as necessary
-Calculate opening balances of new estates
-Ad-hoc support in the accounts team.

To be successful in this role you will be an experienced Accountant and a strong communicator, adept at building positive working relationships. You MUST have Service Charge Accounting experience specifically, but can either be qualified (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) or qualified by experience. In addition, you should have strong computer skills, particularly with Excel and ideally will have experience using Qube, though this is not essential.

This is a successful national business group that genuinely invests in the development of their staff and always promote from within where possible. They are offering a salary of circa £30,000 plus benefits, such as the option to purchase additional holiday days, funding and time out to complete further qualifications. To apply for the role, please send a Word copy of your CV with the reference ASH15842RT in the subject line.

The Ashdown Group Ltd acts as an employment agency in respect of permanent vacancies and as an employment business in respect of temporary vacancies.