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Service Charge Management Accountant

TristoneNash Ltd
Cardiff County, Wales, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Full Time
TristoneNash have partnered with a highly reputable social housing provider who is seeking to appoint a Management Accountant (Service Charge).

South Wales

Start date: ASAP

Homeworking: Hybrid

Length of Contract: 18 months

Hours of work: 37.5 hours (09:00am to 17:00pm, Monday to Friday)

Core duties:
  • Calculate and review the setting of all service charges, ensuring they are correctly charged
  • Work with Housing, Development, Maintenance, Estate Services and Commercial in the setting of service charges for new schemes
  • Prepare service charge calculations and forecasts as well as leaseholder/commercial accounts
  • Monitor the input of all service charge invoices into the accounting system; code checking and making amendments as appropriate for the purposes of accurate budget reporting
  • Analyse system data to ensure that correct costs are reflected against properties and schemes to enable accurate recharges to be calculated
  • Work with other departments, liaise with head of housing on Section 20 and other statutory consultation with customers for major works and qualifying long-term agreements
  • Conduct site visits to schemes for service charge accounts to ensure accurate data is held if required
  • Liaise with the rents lead to ensure that all services charges are correct on resident rent accounts and any changes necessary are applied accurately

Role purpose:
  • Prepare and review accurate data for setting Service Charges on an annual basis
  • Provide a high quality, customer focussed finance partnering service to the Homeownership, Care and Support and Housing Management for all rent and service charge related activity
  • Liaise with various other departments to prepare, analyse and set service charges on an annual basis
  • The preparation of monthly management accounts. Accruals/Prepayment/Budget variance
  • Provide a high-quality, cost-effective service to the Group’s leaseholders and service charge customers
  • Liaise with the organisations energy broker to manage the groups utility contracts and aid the Finance administrator (Utilities and service charges) with potential queries
  • Embrace a culture of collaborative working/continuous improvement, taking responsibility for ensuring quality of work is of an expected standard - with a particular focus to improve the quality of the inputted data and streamline the rent and service charge processes
  • Liaise with residents, contractors and suppliers, on a wide range of service cost related issues
  • Prepare and analyse (Build) data reports using (BI) Business Information systems
  • Production of accurate fixed/variable housing and commercial service charge statements in line with the business’ rent setting procedures and dealing with service charge queries in a timely manner
  • Maintain effective administration systems, and databases so timely and accurate information is available and can be shared with colleagues
  • Produce reports for start/end dates of utility contracts, tendering requirements and value savings
  • Use systems thinking as a method of continuous improvement and self-assessment
  • Lead the implementation of new processes and controls and the implementation of new systems
  • Support the preparation of the monthly accounts and annual budget
  • Periodically review fixed assets within the fixed asset register

If this position is of interest to you and feel you possess the required skills set, please apply via this advert and we will get in contact with you.

Due to volume of applications, if you’ve not heard from us within 36 hours, please assume that you’ve been unsuccessful on this occasion. However, will ensure we are running other positions by you in future, and we appreciate your interest.

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