Luxury Property Development Accountant


  • Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
  • Location: East Midlands
  • Contract type: Permanent

A prestigious Property Developer based in South-west London are looking for an ACA qualified Accountant to join their team!

Our client is an award-winning residential developer whose impressive history of delivering world class properties is well known. It further owns and operates the prime properties it creates. With interests across London, as well as internationally, they are expanding their team to meet market demand for their services.

The role will be to

  • All accounting to Trial Balance after posting of sales and purchase ledger by bookkeepers, but happy to assist on these tasks if needed.
  • Assist with ad hoc posting and of credit and debit cards.
  • Preparation of full accounts for all UK companies for the external accountants and full accounts for Mauritius, provide accounts support to French accountant.
  • Dealing directly with external accountants under direction of Head of Finance.
  • Monitoring of rent receipts worldwide and spend on overseas projects via cashflow spreadsheets used by the team (and providing guidance on formats).
  • Posting of rents, income and loans.
  • Monitoring and auctioning draw-downs and posting as well as dealing with banks in relation to these under direction of the Head of Finance.
  • Provide support on VAT and CIS internally for returns submitted by external accountants.
  • Assist in monitoring project costs in conjunction with the QSs and Head of Finance, identifying variances and monitoring weekly alerts, flagging up issues.
  • Management reporting.
  • Help with ongoing cash-flow support for overseas teams.
  • Produce investment opportunity appraisal models as required by CEO and Head of Finance.
  • Ad hoc research re VAT, credit ratings, loans, Companies House, etc.
  • Review loan documents and information preparation as needed and liaising with banks on these.
  • Aid with implementation of new PO and billing accounting system.
  • Liaison with banks as needed on operational issues, such as payments, stops, direct debits, etc.

As an applicant, we’re looking for someone with the following qualities

  • Is ACA Qualified, supported by a good degree
  • Preferably from a practice background
  • Desire to gain further experience in the commercial world
  • Exposure to multi-entity, multi-country and currency, and construction or similar environment with loans, financing and facilities.
  • Intelligent and Confident
  • Ability to stay calm and remain focused under pressure

If this sounds like the sort of role you’d enjoy, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

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