Client Accountant


  • Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum
  • Location: London
  • Contract type: Permanent

Hannah Searle


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A boutique, ultra-high end estate agency in the affluent area of West London are seeking a Client Accountant/Bookkeeper to manage a unique portfolio of luxury properties. The office is small and friendly, benefitting from a close proximity to local transport links and shops.

The role is suitable for someone who is experienced in client accountancy but also enjoys taking on responsibility outside the box. Some general ledger/accounting experience is very desirable.

The role will include:

  • Credit Control
  • Preparing monthly and quarterly client statements
  • Payment of contractor invoices
  • Take card payments over the telephone
  • Process new deal tenancies from move in to ensure that we comply with the tenancy agreement
  • Daily payment runs to landlords and suppliers
  • Managing the invoicing schedules
  • Tenant deposit releases
  • Operation of the landlord NRL scheme
  • Responding to internal and external accounting queries
  • Processing rents and all financial transactions linked to the company client accounts
  • Producing monthly reports from the accounting software and handing over to accountants.
  • Any discrepancies, errors to be investigated
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Purchase ledger
  • Sales ledger
  • Post invoices
  • Payments
  • Deal with credit control
  • Post journals
  • Reconcile accounts
  • Deal with audit and year end
  • Fill in tax packs for GT tax department
  • Management accounts prep
  • Vat returns

For this role I’m looking for somebody with the following skills and past experience:

  • Minimum 2 years previous client accounting experience
  • Knowledge of residential property practices (e.g deposit releases, fee refunds, break clauses, rent calculations etc
  • Knowledge with CFP software
  • Ability to deal with clients and senior colleagues via email and over the telephone
  • Outstanding organisation skills
  • Good Excel skill
  • Attention to detail is vital

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Deverell Smith Limited, 2nd Floor, Cannon Green, 1 Suffolk Lane, London, EC4R 0AX Tel: 020 7291 0900