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Client Accountant

  • Location

    West Malling, Kent

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Bethany Singer

  • Contact email:

    bethany@kennedypearce.com

  • Job ref:

    bs762_1614099796

  • Published:

    8 months ago

My client a well-established Property Advisory firm, operating nationally, with nine offices and partner firms covering 20 European countries and all major US markets, are looking for a Client Accountant Team Leader to join their West Malling office on a permanent basis, working 3 days in the office and 2 days at home.

Job Description

This role offers an exciting opportunity for a Team Leader to join the business, assisting the leadership of the Corporate Property Management Finance team. The role will be a hand-on client accounting role with team leading responsibility.

Main responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the management, development and leadership of the CPMF

  • Prepare client reporting packs

  • Preparing Funds Requests to clients

  • Finalising payments to clients

  • Managing subtenant income rent raising

  • Processing turnover rent calculation

  • Managing Account Assistants, ensuring AP is delivered

  • Oversight of cashiering

  • Compliance with RICS accounting rules

  • Enhancing accounting systems and processes; working closely with the Head of Client Accounting and the IT development team

Experience and requirments:

  • Significant relevant hands-on property management accounting experience

  • Corporate occupier exposure desirable

  • Part-qualification or qualified, e.g ACCA /CIMA or AAT qualification desirable

  • Highly Numerate

  • Excellent Excel skills

  • Previous experience of managing a team highly

  • Experience of using computer-based property management accounting systems,

  • Keeping up to date with changes in accounting practice, legislation and RICS accounting rules.

  • Technically astute

  • Keen eye for detail and accuracy

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Used to working in a fast moving environment, providing accurate and timely information to a high standard

  • Excellent spreadsheet and financial modelling skills

  • Strong interpersonal ability coupled with rapport building, effective listening, questioning and summarising skills

  • Ability to demonstrate excellent client care

  • Commercial awareness and acumen

  • Planning and prioritising skills

  • A high degree of flexibility and the ability to adapt to unexpected changes initiated by either the client or the department

  • Strong drive for results in order to maintain momentum and complete the task

  • The ability to use knowledge and information to spot and develop opportunities on the client's behalf

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