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Service and Rent Charge Accountant : Property Management

Job description


Gerrard White is currently seeking a Rent and Service Charge Accountant for a leading commercial property management company.

This is an exciting opportunity to really progress your skillset within an empowering and dynamic accounts team; working for a company that will train and progress you through the business. We value and promote a positive work-life balance. Providing a balanced, enjoyable career is really important to us, and we work hard to make sure everyone feels a valued part of our organisation.

Role Purpose:

Support the business in overseeing the Property Management rent and service charge accounting for its extensive residential and commercial property portfolios. Ensuring their performance is maximised and customer satisfaction levels are maintained at an outstanding level continually both on an external and internal basis and provide essential accounting support in line with ARMA Standards where applicable. Also to provide support to the wider finance team when required.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of rent and service charge accounts to strict deadlines.
  • Manage rent and service charge requirements.
  • Production of residential and commercial service charge and Year End accounts.
  • Production and Assistance to Property Managers in the preparation of service charge budgets.
  • Liaising with the property managers/clients/leaseholders regarding any accounting queries.
  • Assisting stakeholders in the understanding of the service charge accounts and processes where necessary.
  • Support in banking/cashiering.
  • Streamline and review current processes to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Take on ad-hoc duties as requested by the IPML finance team and business.
  • General Day to day administration in support of the team.
  • Provide support during annual audits.
  • To undertake other reasonable responsibilities and projects as instructed by their line manager

Suitable candidate:

Prior knowledge of the property sector and service charge accounting essential.
Sage 50 experience and QUBE preferable.
Strong communication skills - both verbal and written.
Ability to build relationships across the business working closely with other departments.
Advanced MS Excel

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