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Service Charge Accountant (SERVICE CHARGE EXP REQU

Service Charge Accountant (SERVICE CHARGE EXP REQU
Job Roles Practice Accountant
SectorIndustry & Commerce - Property
Salary32,000 to 42,000 per annum - Study Support
LocationsLondon - London - Central
Job TypePermanent
Job Description

Senior Service Charge Accountant

Main Purpose of the Role

  • Be responsible for 80-90 service charge detailed reviews.

  • Ensure all service charges are closed within 3 months of year end

  • Load and review budgets on both Horizon and APB

  • Ensure budgets are loaded on the system and finalised prior to quarter rent raise being completed ( usually 8 weeks before that start of the budget year).

  • Instruct Corporate to amend the fee billing schedule in line with the new budgets.

  • To report statistical Analysis of service charge performance on a monthly basis and where client requires submit service charge stats to clients on a weekly basis.

  • To prepare cash reconciliations within one month of service charge closure.

  • Ensure the fee spreadsheet is completed and sent weekly to Corporate to raise the fees accrued into each Service Charge year end.

  • Ensure service charge part period handovers for purchases are checked and implemented onto the system and handovers on sold properties are completed in line with the purchase/ sale contracts

  • Ensure all service charge filing is accurate and accessible to the team. This includes email filing of back up.

Main Functional Links:

  • Report to Head of Accounts (Rodney Unsworth)

  • Client portfolio

  • Property managers

  • Facilities Managers

  • Credit Control, Purchase ledger, Treasury, Client accounts team

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with surveyors and Facilities Managers so that we may meet the RICS best practice guideline and meet client KPI deadlines of three months

  • Manage a high volume of transactions and property service charge closures

  • Review service charge expenditure, income, tenant occupation and apportionments prior to issue to surveyors.

  • Raise Budget and balancing service charge demands, journal posting and accounting for accruals and prepayments.

  • Management and instruction to external auditors where service charges require external audit.

  • Preparation of final accounts when closing down old/sold properties and transfer of information to new agents

  • Prepare cash reconciliations and balance sheet items.

  • To be client focussed and liaise with property managers in order to meet the requirements defined in the service level agreement

  • Ensure fee income spreadsheet completed and submitted to our Corporate team

  • To assist and support other functions within Management Accounts

  • To maintain and control an accurate schedule of current service charges managed by the business.


  • Experience in service charge reconciliations

  • Experience in analytical reviews - income/expenditure/ ledgers

  • Experience in cash reconciliations


  • Experience in at least one of APB OR Horizon beneficial

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Be able to manage deadlines and own portfolio

  • Well practices problem solving and analysis skills

  • An analytical and inquisitive nature

  • Flexibility and adaptability in dealing with legacy databases.

Date Posted01/02/18 17:06
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