Commercial Client Accountant - Real Estate-London

Ref: (Ref: A21O415 )
Salary: £ 40,000 - 47,000
Specialist Area: Property Accountant
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP


OUR CLIENT, a niche property services company specialising in property management of Commercial and Residential properties, are looking for a Senior Commercial Client/ Service Charge Accountant to join their Commercial team due to expansion.


THE ROLE will involve the following:

  • Balancing service charge reconciliations; posting adjustment journals, preparing for audit, checking for lease restrictions and calculating capped charges.
  • Performing a cash reconciliation on the service charge fund and clearing the Landlord account within the fund for VAT surplus/ deficit and other movements.
  • Advancing the year end and raising balancing charges.
  • Responsible for preparing client reports.
  • Setting up of allocated new managements on the property management system.
  • Responsible for Service charge handovers on new and outgoing managements
  • Updating on system service charge budgets.
  • Periodic running of Client statements/ VAT Reports.
  • Paying cleared rents to Clients after making relevant deductions.
  • Advising credit control and Property Managers on disputed arrears.
  • Raising tenant interest charges as appropriate on late payment.
  • Creation, disposal and maintenance of units and tenants on system
  • Charge maintenance on system- setting up of periodic rent and service charges including diarising of future fixed changes and rent reviews.
  • Calculating interest on rent reviews and back charging of rent.
  • Calculating and raising insurance and other directly recoverable tenant recharges.
  • Assisting with reconciling bank statements at month end.


THE PERSON: To apply, you MUST have at least 5+ years’ Service Charge Accounting experience working for a commercial Property/Real Estate company or department. The successful candidate will have good communication skills when dealing with the Property Managers, auditors and clients and you will also have experience of working with a Property Management system such as Tramps, QUBE, Yardi etc. You will also be expected to have excellent attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines and prioritise your workload. The role will offer 4 days WFH after settling in period and flexible hours.




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