Rent Accounts Officer

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Job type
    Temporary contract
  • Industry
    Financial Services
  • External Reference
    LBRW
  • Category
    Public Sector - Public Sector

Rent Accounts Officer - preferably with housing experience


£16.00 PH PAYE negotiable


£20.78 PH Umbrella


Inside IR35


3 months (possible extension)


Start Date ASAP


The post will be working from home - there will be a need to work very occasionally from the office - WANDSWORTH


Rent Accounting Functions

1. Responsible to the Principal Rent Accountant primarily for the maintenance of the rent accounts, the day-to-day control of the clients's Rents Accounting module and to assist in the control and management of all other associated systems as required.


2. Facilitates and produces routine statistical data as and when required e.g. managing agents' monthly performance statistics, Business Plan, Audit Commission, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and Policy Unit statistics, etc.


3. Responsible to Principal Rent Accountant for updating individual client account Records on the computerised Rents system in respect of:


* DWP Bulk Payment schedules (includes checking data received from Department of Works & Pensions)
* Termination payments received from DWP
* Other DWP notifications


4. Where proper authorisation is received, transfer and/or adjust relevant charges and/or payments to proper rent accounts, client accounts and other departmental cost centres.


5. In accordance with proper management controls and authorisation creates, updates and deletes data within the computerised Rents system.


6. In respect of the heating and hot water charges for a particular dwelling calculates and applies correct rebates to appropriate rent accounts and deletes charges where proper authorisation has been received

7. Investigates and corrects missing payments and mispostings.


8. In respect of the client's Giro Bank Account ensures that all invoices are duly paid and for those clients who use this system of paying rents ensures that any rejected payments are investigated and applied to the correct rent account.


9. Ensures that all monies transacted via the "suspense" account are properly and regularly transferred to appropriate rent accounts and that these accounts are properly reconciled.


10. Responsible for approving rent refund batches on the rent accounting system.


11. Responsible for the checking and verifying of first stage FTA write off batches.


12. Processes payment requests for the clients external creditors in relation to the Property Accounts section.


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