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Date Added: Wed 15/11/2023

Service Charge Accountant

Salford, M5, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Leaders Romans Group are looking for a new Service Charge Accountant to join us on a permanent basis.

This is a chance to join an award winning, national property company who are going through exciting periods of growth and who offer tailored award winning training and development programmes at all levels.

By joining us you will get a lot more than just a career, you will be provided with the tools and opportunities to create a long term goal to be part of an ever growing group of property experts.

What can you expect day to day as a Service Charge Accountant?

* Daily allocation of leaseholder payments via the block management system

* Drafting service charge budgets for Property Managers to present to clients.

* Inputting budgets to the system and issuing service charge and ground rent invoices.

* Performing monthly credit control functions, issuing debt letters from the system to leaseholders in arrears and issuing accounts to external solicitors for collection when required.

* Monthly bank reconciliations

* Preparing and reviewing on boarding and off boarding accounts

* Resolving account problems, queries and transactions received from clients

* Accounts vs Budget monthly reviews and ability to explain variances to clients and Property Managers

* Year end and budgeting reporting requirements for individual locations

* Liaise with external accountants for the preparation of Service Charge Accounts

* System housekeeping

* Release of payments from the bank for contractors

To be considered for this role, the following experience and skills are desired:

- Good written and oral communication skills
- Able to plan and prioritise
- Excellent IT skills - Experience of Microsoft suite of products, Word, Excel etc.
- Attention to detail
- Managing a team
- Able to communicate at all levels
- Experience of using Property Management accounts systems, ideally MRI Qube and/or Resident
- Knowledge of conveyancing
- Service charge accounting experience
- Block Management finance experience
- Knowledge of property market and associated services
- Knowledge of ARMA compliance rules
- Team leadership
- Experience of busy month end routines
- Experience of working in a sales orientated industry
- Experience of divisional or departmental accounts
- Actively studying/Qualified AAT / ACCA / CIMA

By joining Leaders Romans Group as a Service Charge Accountant, some of the benefits you can expect to receive are:

Competitive salary package

Generous Holiday allowance, increasing by 1 day per year based on service with the option to purchase an additional 5 days holiday per year. Bank holidays included.

Holiday carry over

Staff retail, utilities and holiday discounts including experience days

Employee assistance programme including access to a virtual GP 24/7 and internal mental health first aiders

Staff discount on property and financial services

Salary sacrifice pension - more money in your pocket through NI savings!

Eye care vouchers

Regular award and recognition prizes to be won, including trips abroad

Refer a friend bonus scheme

Department business referrals bonus

Support and investment on gaining professional qualifications to encourage your long terms goals

The opportunity to be a Service Charge Accountant here at LRG isn't to be missed so apply today!

Due to a high volume of applications received, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding the status of their application.

We do not accept speculative CV's from agencies.

Leaders Romans Group are an equal opportunities employer who value diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender status, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity. If you have a special need that requires accommodation during the role or the recruitment process, please let the LRG Recruitment team know and we will be happy to assist
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