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  • Advert Title Senior Portfolio Accountant
  • Advert Text

    Rendall and Rittner, a rapidly growing property management firm, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Service Charge Accountant or Management Accountant to join the business. This role will be based in Aldgate.

    As a Senior Portfolio Accountant, you will be responsible for maintaining the accuracy and integrity of the accounting records of a designated portfolio of properties and you will support Area Director/Portfolio Accounts Manager in supervising and training staff within the team. Additionally, you will take ownership of the preparation of the year end accounts of selected portfolio.

    Role Specific Accountabilities

    •    Provide guidance and mentoring to colleagues on behalf of the Team Leader.
    •    Preparation of year end accounts including re-allocation of costs
    •    Prepare Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet reports together with all other associated breakdown reports for the auditors.
    •    Responsibility for audit process, liaising with external auditors and filing with the relevant property team
    •    Approval of draft accounts, liaising with the property manager and the board
    •    Responsibility for statutory accounts filed with Companies House and Inland Revenue
    •    Manage surplus and deficit charges onto lessee accounts
    •    Respond to financial queries from external clients and lessees
    •    Preparation of budget templates, including uploading onto the system
    •    Managing service charge demands and ad hoc costs to tenants as required
    •    Preparation of management reports on a monthly or quarterly basis
    •    Assist property managers in relation to additional financial queries, projects or information as required
    •    Review handover information from previous agents and set up new clients on system
    •    Monitor the cash flow and manage outstanding creditors on regularly basis

    General Accountabilities
    •    Lead by example, adopting Rendall & Rittner policies, procedures and values
    •    Constantly strive for continuous improvement
    •    Delivering excellent customer service
    •    Take personal responsibility for understanding and following the company’s Health & Safety policies and practices
    •    Able to handle confidential and sensitive information, dealing with issues and queries with utmost professionalism

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCY
    •    Recognised accounting qualification / qualified by experience / part qualified in a recognised accounting qualification (CIMA / ACCA / AAT)
    •    Significant experience in an accounting role
    •    Knowledge of accounting systems – Propman software package desirable but not essential
    •    Advanced Excel skills
    •    Demonstrated experience understanding, interpreting and preparing complex reports and plans (e.g. financial reports, budgeting, works scheduling, workload allocation, performance planning).
    •    Proven ability to and handle confidential information and provide advice sensitive matters that may involve the general public and handling issues and queries with professionalism.

    This is a permanent contract
    Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5.30 pm.
    Salary: Competitive

    We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff including:
    •    25 days’ holiday and 8 bank holidays (pro-rated for part time employees)
    •    Professional Membership Subscription
    •    Professional Development and Training with the Rendall and Rittner Training Academy
    •    Private Medical Care—for Managers and Employees with 3 years of Service
    •    Season Ticket Loans
    •    Free Eye Tests
    •    Employee referral scheme

  • Latest Application Date 25-Sep-2019
  • Location Portsoken House
  • Reference HO-3387
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