Property/Service Charge Accountant

Posted 09 November 2022
Salary £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits: plus excellent benefits and hybrid working
LocationManchester
DisciplineTransactional & Part Qualified
ReferenceHB36808PSC
Contact NameHarriett Busby

Job description

Axon Moore are working with a well-established business operating across the UK to appoint an experienced Property Accountant to look after part of their portfolio covering commercial sectors, including retail, offices, industrial and mixed-use development sites.

The role will hold responsibility for the service charge reporting, budgeting and reconciliation for a portfolio of commercial and private properties. The team is growing! You will join a team of 4 Property Accountants, working within a larger team in Finance.

Salary and benefits:

Salary - £35,000 - £40,000 DOE plus study support, 25 days holiday plus banks, 5% pension, private medical insurance and cash-plan hybrid working, 3 x Life Assurance, city centre location with hybrid working 2 days from home.

Responsibilities include:
  • Review and approve expenditure coding for accuracy prior to posting into QUBE as final sign off for property
  • Producing Budget Vs. Expenditure Reports and presenting to AM and PM for discussion on quarterly basis
  • Prepare service charge accounts and associated schedules for auditors and deal with any queries
  • Resolving any third party property queries in a timely manner
  • Calculating service charge caps
  • Close down the service charge period and raising of balancing credits/charges
  • Update QUBE with final budgets and apportionments
  • Produce tenant apportionment summaries and create periodic charges
  • Raise monthly/quarterly rent and service charge demands
  • Calculate and raise turnover rent demands
  • Raising of recharge invoices to tenant
  • Take responsibility for outstanding debt and chasing PM/AM for outcome.
  • Weekly bank reconciliations and produce summary of cash balances
  • Month end routine.
  • Recharging insurance to tenants
  • Ad-hoc charges
  • Liaising with client and sending reports as per agreed terms
  • Forecasting service charge funding requirements
  • Assisting in Transfer of funds from and to landlord
Experience & Skill Requirements:
  • Experience in property accounting and service charge reporting
  • Experience using MRI QUBE would be beneficial
  • Strong knowledge of excel, being able to manipulate data (vlookups, pivot tables etc)
  • Positive attitude and desire to develop professionally
  • Demonstrable high levels of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Real estate management awareness and industry knowledge
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise work and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate accuracy and pay attention to detail
  • Work in a mature, courteous and professional manner
  • Positive approach, committed, reliable and happy to support fellow team members.
If you would like to hear more about this role, please get in touch with Harriett Busby at Axon Moore