A/Property Accountant (Qualified)

Recruiter
Reed Accountancy
Location
Slough
Salary
35000.0000
Posted
09 May 2017
Closes
08 Jun 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This role has been created due to some changes in customer base. 

The customers in the GL are wide ranging and include Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports as well as property within the M25 from the West of London, North London and into the East End.

This role gains good visibility of the whole P&L for the BU and this means the job holder can be quite forward looking, understanding the impact of one thing on another and then how this influences the re-forecast.

Working as part of a small team, this means that if the job holder spots something – they will be able to run with it, investigate it and see if it is a one-off event / a trend. This hands-on proactive approach makes the role very interesting.

There is also strong interaction with other teams in the business e.g. the operations teams regarding maintenance budgets and monitoring spend and also the development team regarding development plans, repairs, and refurbishments.

Summary of the Role’s Main Purpose

The role of the Accountant is to support the Property Management Accountant in the timely delivery of monthly management accounts whilst ensuring accuracy and integrity. Involvement in the production of the statutory accounts for the subsidiaries in the Group, and contact with external auditors.

This role gains good visibility of the whole P&L for the BU and this means the job holder can be quite forward looking, understanding the impact of one thing on another and then how this influences the re-forecast. There is strong interaction with the operations and development teams as well as the broader BU and finance team.

Principal Accountabilities

Management accounting responsibility for delivery of cyclical reporting obligations:

• Production of timely and accurate monthly management accounts with variance analysis to budget, commentary and reforecasting
• Maintain reliable and accurate data in the General Ledger
• Posting of journals including accruals and prepayments
• Completion and review of monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations
• Assisting with the annual budgeting process
• Maintenance of Fixed Asset register
• Assisting with capex reporting – including posting journals
• Production of statutory accounts for subsidiaries of the Group
• Liaise with external auditors
• To have an oversight of Service Charge and cover colleagues for absence / peaks in workload
• Asses the suitability of new customers (P&L) by performing credit checks for covenant strength
• Build relationships with the wider Finance team and the Business Unit
• Ad hoc analysis and participation in cross functional teams for projects
• Any other duties that may be reasonably requested by the line manager

Package
£35,000 - £40,000 dependant on experience
20% bonus (discretionary based on company and individual performance) OTE £48,000
BUPA
25 days holiday plus bank holidays
Contributory pension scheme (contributions doubled by the employer up to 12%)
36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Free parking
Café on site with hot and cold meals
Small on-site gym

Essential
• ACA / ACCA qualified (newly qualified / 2 years post qualification)
• Excellent attention to detail
• Positive outlook with a ‘can do’ attitude
• Self-Starter– able to identify issues and use initiative and interpersonal skills to resolve issues
• Ability to interpret financial and non-financial data
• Ability to work independently or as part of a team
• Able to communicate with both finance and non-finance professionals
• Good communication skills - written and verbal.
• Organised
• Proven experience of end to end production of accounts
• Intermediate excel (pivots, v-look-ups etc)
• Skilled in handling large amounts of data / large spreadsheets

Desirable
• Experience of management reporting, forecasting, budgeting and strategic planning
• Property experience would be an advantage but can be learnt
• From Practice

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