Accounts, Bookkeeper & Finance Assistant - Property/ Social Housing - North London

housing recruit
London, UK
12 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Accounts, Bookkeeper & Finance Assistant - Property/ Social Housing - North London

*** outstanding accounting and finance role ***

** job offers high prospects and career progression **

*** working with an excellent team and director ***

** dedicated mentor & full training given **

Business Description:

Established North London Housing Group

London Headquarters: Palmers Green N13

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a long established housing ran organisation who are leaders within their fields and who offer excellent career progression.

We believe this is the leading Accounts, Bookkeeper & Finance Assistant role in London. Our Housing Team Leader is a former apprentice, rising to the top of our organisation within 5 years, at the age of 25 years old. If your good enough, you're old enough with us, age is no barrier.

You will learn the ins and outs of the property and hotel accounts team during your apprenticeship, and responsibilities will be given to your from the outset. You will also be given the opportunity to undertake advanced learning and education courses relating to accounts and property.


To support our expansion we are looking to fill a number of office based roles As Accounts & Finance Apprentice you will work directly for the Finance Manager of the group. You will be trained in CFP, Sage 50, Quickbooks and advanced MS Office Excel.

Responsibilities of the role:

Sage 50 and Xero duties:
  • Purchase ledger
  • Maintenance of sub-contractor accounts
  • Payment of sub-contractor invoices
  • Payroll management
  • VAT and CIS
  • Administer vehicle fleet and plant
  • Maintenance of bank accounts
  • Monthly reconciliations
  • Assisting in the preparation of management accounts
  • Posting journals
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Credit control
  • Producing weekly manual BACS Expense Claim payment run
  • Take a pro-active approach to learning the HMRC expense rules and reclaiming VAT
  • Answer and resolve queries regarding timesheet / billing / cash received
  • Check Petty Cash and input expenses
  • Preparation and posting of accruals and prepayments
  • VAT form collation of information and in time submission

Property Duties via CFP Lettings & Property Management Software:

- Rent processing on daily basis
- Payment to Landlords and producing Landlord statements.
- Paying Landlords by Bacs or cheques.
- Inputting all information of Landlords and tenants on to Computer.
- Ensuring that all fees have been charged.
- Checking and processing Tenant Deposits.
- Daily banking of cheques and taking Card payments via phone.
- Dealing with day to day queries professionally.
- Processing of contractor invoices and payments to contractors.
- Filing where needed.


Mon - Fri, 8am-5pm

The Ideal Candidate must have:
  • Excellent organisational skills and be able to work to deadlines
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Good knowledge and experience using the MS Office suite, particularly Excel and Outlook
  • A willingness to 'muck in' and carry out a variety of tasks as necessitated by a small business
  • The ability to work on own as well as taking direction from others but most importantly to manage their time effectively.
  • Be keen to work in an office environment and be a part of a busy team.

In return for your skills and experience, you will receive;

Competitive salary

20 days Annual Leave

An excellent team to work with

This is an outstanding role, where the Managing Director and the Management Team play a key role in your development within the organisation.

We are a company with a reputation for hiring and training people to achieve their potential. They believe passion and a willingness to learn and work hard is the recipe for successful career progression.

If you feel you have the right attributes for this role and you have the drive and ambition to excel with us please send us your CV and a cover letter explaining your suitability for the role.

Thank you and we look forward to receiving your applications.

Candidates with experience of: Bookkeeper, Senior Bookkeeper, Book keeper, Book keeper Administrator, Financial Controller, Finance Manager, Accounts Manager, Accountant, Assistant Accountant, Property Financial Controller, Property Finance Manager Assistant, Property Finance Assistant, Property Accounts Manager, Property Accountant, Accounts Assistant, Junior Credit Controller, Credit Controller, Credit Control, Accountants Assistant, Property Accountant, Property Accounts Assistant, Sage 50, Sage, Accounts Admin, Accounts Administration, Accounts Administrator, Finance Assistant, Property Finance Assistant, Accounts Payable, Accounts Payable Assistant, will be considered for this role.

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