Accounts Assistant

  • Location
    Hounslow, Greater London
  • Salary
    £17.00/Hour
  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Accounts Assistant
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Banking and Financial Services
  • External Reference
    JN-032019-60028

ASSISTANT SERVICE CHARGE ACCOUNTANT - Reports to the Service Charge Accountant


To assist the Service Charge Accountant on migrating the company from Fixed Service charges to variable Service charges for Social Tenants.


* skilled with working with stakeholders across the business to set accurate service charge estimates and actuals to our residents. This will ensure that residents have clarity on the service charges that are due, and they can be accounted for in an efficient and effective manner. Provide details of service charge accounts to tenants and leaseholders on estimated and actual costs.
* Assist the Service Charge Accountant to ensure accurate estimation and reconciliation of service charges for existing schemes & new developments to ensure compliance with current legislation.
* To assist the Service Charge Accountant in calculating service charges for each agreed cycle within the development programme for review providing guidance and support to development and ensuring compliance with current legislation. This will include attending new scheme meeting and site visits.
* To assist the Service Charge Accountant in ensuring that, allowable costs are coded to estates and properties in a timely and accurate manager ensuring that costs are accurately coded to block level feeding back discrepancies to the relevant departments in a timely fashion
* Develop effective relationships with service managers and external managing agents to ensure all demands and notifications are served in accordance with legislation and the head lease.
* To assist the Service Charge Accountant in carrying out monthly variance monitoring of all property expenditure against income charged.
* To assist the Service Charge Accountant on the independent certification of accounts by the External Auditor in accordance with legislation and the legal requirements of the lease and /or agreement for properties in management and subsidiaries.
* To To assist the Service Charge Accountant and ensure that all service charge schedules are issued on time and that the financial information necessary to produce the schedules is accurately and systematically recorded.
* Regularly review service costs, identify variances and errors and correct.
* Work together with the Service Charge Accounts Team Leader for the Leasehold Tenants
* Any other tasks that may be assigned by the Manager



Suitable candidates should have:
* Intermediate to Advanced Excel Skills
* Have a background in service charge accounting and thorough knowledge of the legislation governing the calculation of service charges for Tenants.
* Be immediately available
* Have the adaptability to hit the ground running
* Good Team work skills

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Please apply with your CV to: Callum Graham