Financial Controller / Management Accountant – Real Estate AM-London

Ref: (Ref: D20D613)
Salary: £ 40,000 - 45,000
Specialist Area: Financial Controller
Type: Permanent
Start Date: Immediate

OUR CLIENT – is a successful and established property investor and developer who continue to grow and expand whilst also continuing to develop their reputation for ‘best in class’ builds and striving to become an employer of choice – they now have an outstanding opportunity for a skilled and experienced Financial Controller / Management Accountant to take up an in-house opportunity within their Asset Management business.


THE ROLE – As FC the successful incumbent will play a pivotal role in the company taking complete responsibility for the production of management accounts and the roles core responsibilities will include:

  • Producing monthly management account reports to be presented and reviewed by the MD and Group FD.
  • Producing quarterly management fee charges.
  • Monthly bank reconciliations and handling queries that arise and report on findings.
  • Preparing financial year end accounts.
  • Managing year end audit process to close down within given time frames.
  • Working closely with department heads and MD to prepare corporate financial year end budget.
  • Regularly reviewing and reporting financial accounts variances.
  • Preparing and being responsible for all book-keeping functions within the business unit – e.g.:
    • Processing bank transactions to the accounting system, reconciling client / supplier accounts, receipt posting, ensure all receipts are posted daily and ledgers are up to date.
    • Raising internal invoices and processing accordingly and communicating with suppliers and leaseholders for payments.
  • Processing receipt/invoice postings and analysing any unidentified receipts on a weekly basis.
  • Preparing monthly management reports for various teams.
  • Preparing quarterly VAT returns, filing with HMRC within filing deadline.
  • Filing VAT in accordance with Making Tax Digital (MTD) HMRC rules.
  • Posting daily bank activity and reconciliation of current/reserve bank accounts.
  • Posting and reconciling monthly company Credit Card statements.
  • Recording supplier invoice processing, posting and coding approved invoices in accordance with budget.
  • Reconciling aged payable and receivable ledgers.
  • Gathering sales invoice information from HOD's for processing and reconciling aged debt.
  • Managing Credit Control and reviewing debtors - ensuring funds are received in line with payment terms.
  • Reporting Debtors to MD/FD and Group accountant on a monthly basis.
  • Managing costs incurred on behalf of service charge entities, raising recharge invoices and reconciling recharge control account, recovering funds from SC.
  • Preparing monthly payroll summary, journals and reconciling control accounts (PAYE/Net wages Control) and ensuring monthly PAYE payment to HMRC.
  • Ensuring Net Salaries are paid to employees using BACS files for clearance on 25th of each month.
  • Recharging employees recovered through the service charge entities.
  • Providing monthly accruals / prepayments, update accruals schedule monthly.
  • Monthly intercompany reconciliations.

THE PERSON – To apply you will be an ACCA qualified accountant with relevant accounting and financial and management skills and an In-depth knowledge of management accounts production. You will come from a real estate / property background and will be a highly organised and a team player and used to working under pressure - the ability to independently develop strategies to help achieve defined objectives and therefore a proven track record in delivering on objectives within a demanding commercial environment. You will possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills and also ideally possess auditing experience and a sound knowledge of accounting fundamentals.  You will ideally also have a working knowledge of Xero – Candidates should be available immediately or at under a month as this is an immediate hire.
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