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Service Charge Accountant

Rayner Personnel
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31 Jan 2022

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Rayner Personnel Job Vacancy


Crystal Palace, SE19

Salary: £12 - £18 per hour depending on experience

Part Time (Employed or Contracting)

Working Hours - Monday - Wednesday - 9am - 5pm

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Urgently required - a competent, capable and experienced SERVICE CHARGE ACCOUNTANT to oversee and take responsibility of the day to day management of service charge accounts for a small property management company based in CRYSTAL PALACE.

Making sure all payments have been recorded and updated into the relevant software, i.e. leaseholder demand payments and supplier invoice payments, to consistently give the company a clear view of each blocks current financial position. To oversee the preparation of the year end service charge accounts in a timely manner to avoid any S20b notices.


Maintain income and expenditure ledger

Carry out monthly bank reconciliations against the bank statements

Dealing with annual accounts at year end, producing a balance sheet, complete accounts to trial balance

Approving invoices relating to the works carried out on each block ready for payment

Uploading all invoices to the ledger

Check for arrears owing from leaseholders/tenants and pursue chasing or recovery action

Assisting in the reviewing of service charges and adjustments if needed

Processing adjustments and reconciling to the system

Providing service charge reports to property managers ahead of the budgets being prepared

Ensure all charges are applied correctly to the tenant account

Review and recommend any movements of expenditure between cost heads

Review and recommend any prepayments and accruals at the service charge year end

Check invoice descriptions and make amendments where necessary to ensure correct billing

Assist Directors with any accounting queries

Maintaining the integrity of the master service charge file.

Assisting with the production of all month end service charge accounting, reporting and forecasting.

From time to time dealing with suppliers re invoicing matters

Generally, carry out or assist with general office duties as directed or appropriate

Other Bookkeeping related duties as and when required

The skills required for this SERVICE CHARGE ACCOUNTANT role will include:

Minimum of 3 years' experience in residential/mixed use property management

Member of the Institute of Residential Property Management preferred

AAT Qualified or Qualified by experience

High level excel knowledge

Experience in completing accounts to trial balance is essential

Excellent knowledge of how service charges are calculated and invoiced to residents

Knowledge and understanding of current requirements of real estate legislation

Knowledge of service charge management accounting process

Understanding of accruals and prepayments and accounting principles

Familiarity with service charge accounting software

Our client is a small property management company based in Crystal Palace with a straightforward portfolio. Office based as much as possible especially for the first few months to get to know the Directors etc. Very flexible with working hours/days as long as the work gets done. WFH possible upon discussion and once your work rate/way of working has been understood. View to take on full time, again with flexibility but not essential if only part time is wanted. Great opportunity to join a small team with big plans.

Contact Details: If you are interested in this role contact Alice Dalby at Rayner Personnel and please send us a copy of your CV.

Please Note: Rayner Personnel - Property Recruitment are acting as a recruitment agency with regards to this position. By submitting your application, you are consenting to Rayner Personnel processing and storing your data for the purposes of your job search.

We receive a great many applications for our vacancies and try to respond to as many as we can as quickly as possible. If you have not heard from a member of the team within 48 working hours, please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful, but please feel that you may apply for other roles we are advertising in the future.
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