Head Service Charge Accountant (Block Management)

Recruiter
BBL Recruitment
Location
Isleworth, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Sep 2019
Closes
22 Sep 2019
Ref
1265305848
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Head Service Charge Accountant / Senior Client Accountant / Financial Director - Isleworth - £50-60k

My client is an Isleworth (TW7) based firm of Chartered Surveyors specialising in Residential Block management across Greater London / The inner M25.

Priding themselves on outstanding, bespoke personal service they specialise in managing blocks and estates that have gone through the Right to Manage process or are already established with long running Resident Management Companies on site. They also retain and manage a number of freeholder and investor appointed estates and blocks and endeavour to provide a property management service above and beyond expectations.

Within their Service Charge / Client Accounting department an opportunity has arisen for a Head Service Charge Accountant / Senior Client Accountant / Financial Director who will head up the entire property accounting function dealing not only with complex (but well run) block/estate accounts/budgets but also the management of other accounts staff and external auditors.

The successful Head Service Charge Accountant / Senior Client Accountant / Financial Director will have previous experience working for a Chartered Surveyor or Property Management business, demonstrate an excellent understanding of RICS and FCA regulatory codes, in depth knowledge of Service Charge Accounts, a Proven track record of successfully managing an Accounts Dept and great IT skills, ideally using QUBE and SAGE.

In addition, the successful Head Service Charge Accountant / Senior Client Accountant / Financial Director will come from a stable career background, have a can-do attitude, enjoy working within independent practice and genuinely wish to ensure the very best resident/client experience possible.

The successful Head Service Charge Accountant / Senior Client Accountant / Financial Director will broadly undertake the following duties daily:
  • Ensuring compliance with RICS Client Money Rules.
  • Preparing complex service charge accounts when needed and resolve queries.
  • Handling financial side of handovers of new managements.
  • Ensuring all s/c accounts are produced by the team on time and are checked.
  • Preparing financial report for large clients when needed.
  • General troubleshooting on all accounts/financial issues.
  • Ensuring IT issues are quickly resolved, liaising with Office Manager and IT suppliers.
  • Control of company bookkeeping, accounts and financial planning - liaising with external accountants.
  • Monitoring of cash flow
  • Identifying savings and efficiencies for both clients and the firm.
  • Improve efficiency of working practices.
  • To promote the business through provision of first-class professional service.

Salary for the successful Head Service Charge Accountant / Senior Client Accountant / Financial Director ranges from £50-60k depending on experience with uplifts based on tenure and performance.

If you are an experienced Head Service Charge Accountant / Senior Client Accountant / Financial Director who would like to find out more or express your interest please apply now for immediate consideration and further info.

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