Client Accountant – Real Estate-Central London

Ref: (Ref: S20J441)
Salary: £ 28,000 - 34,000
Specialist Area: Client Accountant
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Our Client is an established block property management organisation that now has a large portfolio across London. They have instructed us to recruit a Client Accountant to join their Client Finance Department in Central London office. The role will be Reporting on the financial position of the portfolio assigned to the client accountant ensuring that both internal and external customers and line manager are aware of the financial health of the properties within the assigned portfolio.

The Role: Reporting to Head of Accounts, you take responsibility for and be accountable for maintaining an accurate and up to date set of financial records for the client portfolio they are assigned and assume responsibility for the following:

  • Monthly completion of healthy finance matrix, issued to line manager.
  • Reporting to line manager on troublesome matters and workload on monthly basis.
  • Preparing budget packs and reviewing content with PRMs.
  • Preparing year-end audit packs to ETB stage, conducting reviews with PMs and liaising with external auditors to produce year end service charge certificated accounts in line with statutory requirements and company best practices.
  • Preparing periodic client financial reporting packs.
  • Reconciling all bank accounts related to assigned portfolio on a monthly basis.
  • Daily posting client receipts.
  • Updating accounts checklist with progress of budgets, accounts and periodic reporting.
  • Handling finance-related lessee queries.
  • Collating, reconciling and issuing financial information to new agents for lost schemes.
  • Maintaining and updating PPMS system.
  • Providing financial elements to pre-sales packs.
  • Processing lease assignments.
  • Calculating and processing property-specific recharges i.e. heating/water etc.
  • Maintaining ground rent funds and remitting ground rent statements and monies collected to landlords.

The Person: To apply for this role, it is important that the incumbent understands and meets both internal and externally set deadlines.  A Client Accountant will work closely with other members of the finance team and with the operations team to ensure that all information taken from the property management software is accurate and fully explainable.  This role requires a high level of attention to detail and a pro-active approach.  The key is ensuring that they keep their customers, whether internal or external, informed at all times and that the internal IT systems are accurate and up to date. Good knowledge of property management system QUBE is highly advantageous. This position represents an incredible opportunity to be a part of an effective and proactive property management firm with a renowned and proven reputation of industry leading excellence. Follow us on Twitter and on LinkedIn or like us on Facebook  

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