Job Description

Location – Leeds

Salary – Up to £35,000

Consultants – Sarah Duffy & Josh Hallett

Our Client, Founded in the UK in 1855, is one of the world’s leading property agents. For over 160 years, they have offered outstanding property, specialist services and expert advice to clients, helping them with their property decisions and ambitions.

The Commercial Property Management department manages in excess of 8,000 properties on behalf of client/landlords, within the sector, this encompasses an approximate rent roll of £4BN and circa 65,000 tenants across the UK.

The primary function of the role is to control the finances of client monies held (on behalf of Investors) in order to manage a property portfolio.

The Client Accountant has the ultimate responsibility for all cash held within their clients portfolio,

What you will get –

  • Salary of up to £35,000 + a great benefit package
  • 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Pension
  • Health insurance
  • Annual Performance Related Bonus

Key responsibilities/tasks

  • Key tasks and responsibilities include the following: ·
  • Periodic reporting to clients (standard reports plus additional as required)
  • Ensure accurate reconciliation of client reports i.e VAT, client statements….etc
  • Maintain professional working relationship with clients and ensure that good client service is delivered
  • Instruct Treasury Department (following the relevant approvals) of the following:

Collection of monies

Transfer of Rent monies to client

Amendments to Client Accounts

Payment of client property related transactions

General maintenance of client funds i.e. tenant refunds etc

  • Manage and maintain the Service Charge funds of each property under remit ·
  • Manage and maintain the property and tenant (lease) database for all clients under remit
  • Manage housekeeping of lease data and financial data on databases
  • Liaison with Treasury Department and client to ensure that cash flow/funding for each property service charge is adequate
  • Liaise with property Service Charge Team to ensure completion of service charges within best practice guidelines
  • Deal appropriately with any property transfers as per internal guidelines
  • Complete cash on site audits and monitor cash handling income
  • Understand and clear outstanding items as identified on the annual balance sheet
  • Carry out frequent housekeeping and cleansing of all cash balances held
  • Ensure full understanding of all current, updated and newly created Internal Procedures that relate to the accounts functions
  • Ad-hoc tasks/projects instructed by Team Leaders, Manchester Client Accounts Managers and Head of Property Finance UK
  • Ad-hoc tasks/projects instructed by Management
  • Ad-hoc tasks/projects instructed direct by Client
  • Manage specific communication between your line manager, Surveyor, Treasury, Service Charge and Operational teams in order to deliver the finance service for your client.

      Skills and experience

  • Have great Excel skills
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience in Property Management Accounting  
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience of Property Management systems
  • Strong accounting/financial skills to at least technician/part qualified or qbe

If you are interested, please contact the office on 01706 712 388

Reference No.
SDS3001