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Service Charge Accountant

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Our client are a specialist residential block & estate managers with clients throughout London and the surrounding areas. Their business has grown steadily over the past few years and they now manage over 80 blocks of flats and several ground rent portfolios. They require an experienced Service Charge Accountant to head up a small accounts team in their Harrow Office. This is a varied and hands-on role where you be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the service charge accounts on a portfolio of residential blocks. You will be working with the property managers and accounts assistants to ensure the smooth running of the accounts department and provide a professional property management service of the very highest standard. Responsibilities will include: • Ensuring accurate & timely preparation of YE account information is carried out & sent to external accountant for final preparation of service charge accounts • Liaison with external accountant to resolve queries • Assisting Property Managers with budget reviews • Raising periodic service charge demands • Liaison with clients, tenants and contractors to resolve queries • Assisting with annual audits • Oversee collection of service charge arrears • Preparation of client reports • Weekly Bank reconciliations • Assisting in the set-up of new properties on the system and handovers The ideal Candidate will have: • Minimum 4 years experience in a similar role • Good knowledge of block management software • Great MS Excel skills and knowledge of Microsoft Packages • Strong communication skills both verbal and written • Precise attention to detail • Be keen to work in a team and assist colleagues when required

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