Client Accountant - Lettings

Posted 24 September 2023
Salary£35000 - £40000 per annum
Job type Permanent
DisciplineAccounting & Financial Services ​
Contact NameDaryl Lipman

Job description

Location: London

My Client - A leading, independent property company is seeking a proactive and detail-oriented Client Accountant to join our finance team. The Client Accountant will play a pivotal role in managing various financial aspects of our property portfolio, ensuring that new properties are seamlessly integrated and financial processes run smoothly.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with the Accounts Team, Property Managers (PMs), and new clients to ensure that the financial aspects of new properties are up to date.
  • Facilitate a smooth handover process, verifying that all necessary financial checks and transitions have been completed.
  • Act as the first point of client contact regarding handover, addressing any questions or concerns.
  • Assist in preparing and managing VAT returns, gradually taking on full responsibility for this function.
  • Ensure strict adherence to VAT regulations and provide expert guidance on VAT-related matters.
  • Manage the payroll process for porters, maintaining close communication with head porters and external payroll agents to ensure accuracy and timeliness.
  • Review and approve invoices on Dwellant, meticulously checking for accuracy and alignment with budget constraints.
  • Responsively handle day-to-day financial inquiries from clients, providing prompt and accurate resolutions.
  • Collaborate with clients to oversee accounts receivable, accounts payable, and credit control functions.
  • Monitor daily bank balances and lead the monthly bank reconciliation process to maintain financial accuracy.
  • Raise quarterly Management Fees in a timely manner.
  • Prepare complex service charge accounts, demonstrating strong analytical abilities.
  • Work closely with the Head of Accounts to reconcile client accounts, particularly for the central account.
  • Assist in the implementation of any new financial systems, if and when applicable, to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.