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Junior Client Accountant

Tamsin Wheatcroft Property and Financial Services Recruitment
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jan 26, 2023

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Job Reference: 1391

Job Title:
Junior Client Accountant



£22,000- £25,000

Our client is a leading Asset Management Business, and they are looking for a Junior Client Accountant to help their growing finance team in Nottingham.

The Junior Client Accountant’s Responsibilities are:

Day to Day Property Accounting
  • Assist in all financial matters affecting the properties.
  • Prepare month end management accounts, including VAT, bank and control account reconciliations for review.
  • Prepare balance reconciliations monthly, specifically the rent, service charge and direct recovery funds
  • Prepare quarterly cash reconciliations
  • Assist in Cashflow management for each property to ensure suppliers can be paid
  • Prepare draft statutory accounts for estate management companies
  • Raise income demands in accordance with internal timetables
  • Actively seek improvements to the procedures within the department.
  • Issues resolved or escalated on a timely basis
  • Work with the wider finance team as appropriate

Supporting the Surveying and Site team
  • Assist the production of the annual service charge budgets with the Property teams in accordance with RICS guidelines.
  • Produce draft year end accounts and assist the audit to ensure service charge packs are issued on time
  • Support the Property teams and surveyors including quarterly service charge reviews and mid year forecasts and ad- hoc queries.
  • Provide financial support to new initiatives and commercial projects
  • Attend occupier meetings where requested and assist with any client queries.
  • Support with ad-hoc reports as required.

Supporting the Compliance team
  • Approximately one day a week will be allocated to supporting the Compliance Manager with compliance administration

Review and Team management
  • Helping the team achieve departmental targets and deadlines.
  • Cover during any absences
  • Assist with month end reviews including VAT, bank reconciliations and management reports
  • Assist with managing the team priorities and workloads
  • Guide other team members, and support with training and development
  • Other ad hoc projects and duties as directed

Set up and Transitions
  • Assist with any new property set ups or transitions out of the portfolio
  • Set-up new clients & properties on property management system and general ledger.
  • Review accounts prior to handover

The Individual will:
  • Property Accounting experience, including RICS service charge
  • Ability to communicate confidently with accountants and non-accountants.
  • Comfortable taking on responsibility, whilst being effective working collaboratively.
  • Quick learner, with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent IT skills- Excel and Word and ideally TRAMPS or similar
  • Ideally qualified, part qualified or studying Accountant

Personal Attributes:
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Articulate
  • Well presented
  • Excellent communicational skill
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