Rayner Personnel Job Vacancy
SERVICE CHARGE ACCOUNTANT
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.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
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.
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