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Service Charge Accountant - Hertford

Pear Recruitment
Hertford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Nov 25, 2021

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Service Charge Accountant - Hertford

Salary £30,000 +

Pear recruitment are currently looking for a Service Charge Accountant to join our client, a thriving Property Management company based in Hertford. We are looking for candidates who can be responsible for ensuring the service charge accounts ledgers are maintained to a high standard, preparing and presenting to internal and external stakeholders the service charge financial & management accounting reports and seeing them through to completed certification /audit. You will pay an important part in the team assisting the service charge accounts team and taking over more technical queries and tasks.

Key Responsibility:

• Calculate and enter accruals and prepayment journals.

• Prepare financial management reports

• Explain the meaning of the numbers to stakeholders, including analysis

• Reconcile supplier accounts, inparticularutility suppliers.

• Calculate the billing and reconcile non budgeted utility and insurance re-charges.

• Develop and maintain client relationships and confidence.

• Visit sites tobuildknowledge and attend clientmeetingsas required.

• Prepare useable and informative budget templates.

• Provide financial insight and assist theProperty Managers with preparation of their budgets.

• At the year-end ensure the ledgers are in good order and prepare high quality accountinginformation on accruals basis & liaise with the property managers and accountants to obtaincertified/auditedaccounts.

• To understand and be able to do all aspects of the service charge accounts administrator role.

• To assist with holidays / sick cover and ensure a thorough understanding of the processes toassist anddevelop process controls to preventproblems occurringand maintain the integrityofthe accounting ledgers.

• Work with the PM's and service charge accounts team and managers to create practicaldocumented information of how the buildings work and interpret that into financial information.

• Ensuring the service charge accounts team are effective and productive, including mentoringand training of existing and new staff.

• Act as an on-boarder working with the PM department to bring on new buildings beforehanding themoff totheday-to-day team onceestablished.

• Work with the Financial Controller to set up newbuildings and reconcile new buildings data.

• Checking Any other dutiesasreasonablyrequiredtoensurethesuccess,accuracy andtimelinessoftheservicecharge accounts team.

• QuickBooks

• Lookingtomigratetonew propertymanagementsoftwarein2022-TBC.E.g. Qube


• MicrosoftExcel

• MicrosoftWord

• AdvancedExcelskills

• ServiceChargeAccountsexperienceandknowledge

• Abilitytoread& interpretleaserequirementsabonus

• Strongfinancial&managementaccountingskills

• Clearunderstandingofaccountingdouble-entryDebits/Credits

• Teamplayer

• Abilitytoprioritise&manageownworkload.

• Confidenttelephonemanner&customerserviceskills

• Abilitytoworkinapressurisedenvironmentwhilstmaintaining attentiontodetail

• Problemsolvingskills &aproactivementality

If you are interested in this Service Charge Accountantposition and would like to know more, please email your CV or telephone us on a strictly private and confidential basis.

Due to the number of responses we receive to our advertisements we are unfortunately unable to respond individually to each applicant. If you do not hear from us within 7 days, you may assume you have not been selected this time - but please apply for anything you feel you are suitable for and thank you for your interest in PEAR Recruitment.

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