senior portfolio accountant in croydon

20 July 2018
dailam fard, randstad cpe
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croydon, south east
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Senior Portfolio Accountant - Croydon

As a Portfolio Accountant, do you feel you are ready to make the next step into a Senior role? Our leading residential property management company are looking for an accomplished Portfolio Accountant to come in and work on prestiege, high end portfolios.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Head of Service Charge Accounting, the role will be to maintain financial control of a selected number of managed developments by liasing with the centralised Client Finance team and Property Managers, whilst ensuring the highest possible standards are provided to the clients.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Service Change Accounting;

* Preparing year end accural and prepayment schedules
* Calculation of developer voids and income splits from the PMS system
* Submission of the accounts packs to the independent accountants
* Liason with the independent accountants, property manager, client and central accounts team to resolve accounting queries and obtain approval
* Calculation and input of all year end balancing adjustments to leaseholders
* Circulation of the year end accounts to all leaseholders within 6 months of the relevant financial year
* Ensure timley issue of section 20b notices should accounts not be ready due to reasons outside of the companies control

Client Meetings

* To attend client meetings to discuss the accounts where required and to generate fee income where possible should the request be outside of the management agreement

Bank Reconciliations

Statutory Accounts & Taxation Affairs

Financial Reporting

* Provide clients or property managers with agreed cyclical financial reports and to generate fee income where possible for production of tailored reports that may be outside of the management agreement
* Provide cyclical portfolio update reports to the Head of Client Finance or Client Finance Manager at an agreed frequency which can vary
* Providing VAT reports to HMRC where applicable in line with each developments relevant VAT requirements


* To prepare schedules and administer utility recharges


* To generate additional fee income by providing consultancy services to clients which may involve forensic accounting or adhoc accounting tasks such as dividend voucher distribution or the completion of tax forms

Completion Management

* Raising pro rata service charge demands in line with completion dates
* Liasing with Buisness Development and the Developers should there be any queries regarding completion information of phasing

Independent Accountants

* Monitoring the performance of the independent accountants to ensure the required level of service is provided and to seek alternative options if necessary

Additional Adhoc Accounting / Administrative Tasks

Candidate Requirements

* Well developed interpersonal and oral communication skills
* Interpersonal skills and customer focused
* Ability to work on own initiative
* Excellent numerical & reporting skills
* Diplomacy
* Ability to work as a team player
* Ability to prioritise workload and work under pressure
* Section 24 experience
* Managing agent / property management experience

If you feel this is the next step you are looking for and believe you meet all the above criteria we are looking for, please attach a CV application. Alternativley please contact Dailam on 01489560180.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


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