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Client Accountant

Employer
Walters People
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Robert Walters Group: Client Accountant (Project) - Birmingham - £25,000 - £28,000 - 7-month FTC

I'm currently working alongside a leading business in their recruitment of a Client Accountant on a 7-month fixed term contact basis. Paying between £25,000 - £28,000 dependent on experience and based in Birmingham.

Key responsibilities of Client Accountant
  • Work with your finance manager and senior management to aid the delivery of client accounting projects
  • Ensure the maintenance of lease details on the database is performed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Maintain and update property service charge year end and budget information on the database
  • Working with internal stakeholders, monitor budget to actual and actively manage shortfalls in the service charge account and escalating as appropriate any exceptions
  • Client void management to ensure cashflow is maintained
  • Carry out quarterly reviews of the service charge account with surveyor/facilities manager
  • Complete PMA elements of the Service Charge Year End workflow, working closely with surveyors and appointed accountants
  • Produce monthly/quarterly client reporting in agreed formats in a timely and accurate manner, including production of Clients Statements, VAT reports, bank reconciliations, arrears reports and any other bespoke reporting that has been agreed
  • Ensure all rents and insurance are paid over to client in a timely manner paying particular attention to any Duty of Care arrangements and Non-Resident Landlord Scheme
  • Handle settlement of VAT in a timely manner
  • Attend finance/accounts meetings both on and off site with your finance manager
  • Responsible for production of ad hoc and one-off charges for the recovery of costs
  • Oversee timely recovery of utility costs and complete full reconciliations of the utility recharge account
  • Liaise with credit control/supervisor to assist in the recovery of all charges
  • Production of all bank reconciliations
  • Partner with cashiers on all issues they may have

The successful candidate will have the following:
  • Experience in property accounting is desirable
  • Advanced excel skills, ability to deal with and manipulate large quantities of data
  • Ability to manage and prioritize accordingly and deal with high volumes of work
  • Experience of working in a busy fast paced finance function with the ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Attention to detail skills to submit reports and reconciliations for review
  • Ability to delegate duties, manage and prioritise tight & conflicting deadlines

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