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Lead Finance Accountant - Property Charges

Carbon 60
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Role: Lead Finance Accountant - Property Charges

Location: Park Street / London Bridge

Start: Immediate

Contract duration: 6 Months

Working hours: Full Time

Salary: £17 - £21

Hybrid Role

Main Purpose

To provide the Group with a high level of expertise and knowledge on all financial accounting aspects in regards to property charges from customers.
Identifying and leading on statutory requirements, audit and good practice, applying the knowledge to effectively inform policy development and Group strategies.
To take an overview of the property charges and structure of accounts, liaising with the management account to develop and improve the policies and processes to ensure that Group income is maximized.
Provide clear financial information to the property charges team to enable them to provide an effective and efficient service, and that the Group complies with all necessary legislation and requirements.
To establish governance and control processes, ensuring that leaseholder needs and legal obligations are met.

Leadership / Performance Management

Act as both expert and champion in respect of financial data for property charges within the group, providing strategic direction to inform and develop the Group's policies
Provide leadership to all managers with regards to accounting standards for service charges and all property charges

Business Orientation & Strategic Thinking

Develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of accounting standards, legislation, statutory requirements and industry best practice information. Use this knowledge and expertise to lead, develop and implement the Group's service charge strategy.
Using expert knowledge, and working with the Head of Property charges, lead on the ongoing review and development of service charge processes to ensure maximum value for money and compliance by the Group with relevant policies, consultation processes and legislation.
Use in-depth knowledge and experience to ensure that all service charges are in line with legislation and the terms contained within each lease / tenancy.
Identify and highlight any financial risks to the Group, either current or future, including those that may arise out of changes to legislation or industry practice, advising on mitigation and resolution.
Monitor spend and accruals for Expenses identified as recoverable from customers. Identifying areas for further review, to ensure the Group is obtaining "Value For Money".

Delivery focus

Identify all opportunities to maximize the recovery of Expenses from customers, including providing detailed information which will help predict the business on its approach to arrears management.
Audit processes around Expenses being recharged (or not) to customers, ensuring the Group is maximizing opportunity to recover Expenses.
Lead on the Financial reporting of the property charges team, working with colleagues across the directorate.

Problem Solving / Change Management

Work with the Head of Property charges to carry out external benchmarking of the Expenses of services to identify and implement improvement opportunities and good practice within the end to end process.
Ensure that data between property and financial systems is aligned and provide information on the accuracy of Expenses being coded correctly.


Work closely with the Head of Property charges Managers to assist in changes to processes and policies, ensuring ongoing engagement and understanding of the requirements for change.
Participate as appropriate on specific projects, focus groups and forums, positively representing the team to internal teams and external people at all levels.

Customer focus

Provide financial support in items that are requiring customer feedback allowing effective and efficient responses. Analyse and investigate trends in feedback, highlighting issues as they arise, and developing and implementing solutions.The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. Carbon60 is a trading name of Carbon60 Limited an Employment Business/Agency
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