Service Charge Accountant

Posted on Jun 11, 2019 by CV-Library

Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Call Center & Customer Service
Immediate Start
£23.5k - £23.5k Annual
Contract/Project
Sellick Partnership are actively recruiting on behalf of a not for profit client in Manchester for a service Charge Accountant. Reporting to the Service Charge team leader, the Service Charge Finance Officer will provide a comprehensive and professional service charge function.

The main purpose of the role:

* Support budget holders in the annual setting of service charges including providing historic costs, group contract costs and ensuring templates balance and are accurate with costs split correctly between leaseholders, tenants and housing benefit eligible and ineligible charges;

* To produce annual accounts for audited and non-audited schemes in accordance with the group timetable;

* Monthly variance analysis of service charge income and expenditure by scheme to ensure costs are allocated to the correct schemes with corrective action taken and escalation of issues as appropriate;

* Provide a full accounting function for Private Managed schemes including updating core financial and housing systems, bank reconciliations, purchase and sales ledger, treasury and audited Service Charge and Statutory Accounts

Key responsibilities:

* To produce annual accounts for audited and non-audited schemes in accordance with the group timetable;

* Monthly variance analysis of service charge income and expenditure by scheme to ensure costs are allocated to the correct schemes with corrective action taken and escalation of issues as appropriate;

* Provide a full accounting function for Private Managed schemes including updating core financial and housing systems, bank reconciliations, purchase and sales ledger, treasury and audited Service Charge and Statutory Accounts

* To regularly meet and support budget holders and contract managers by providing analysis and scheme performance information highlighting overspends and poor financial management;

* Prepare routine journals to ensure the service charge accounts accurately report income and expenditure and the balance sheet accurately reports assets and liabilities for each period;

* Use the monthly variance analysis to support the production of the Directorate Packs, analysing in month and year to date variances against budget and projection and quantifying the year end impact and any potential impact to future years budgets;

* Advise and train budget holders in matters of financial understanding, service charges and budgetary control;

* Calculate and update all service charge working papers and produce specified balance sheet account reconciliations on a monthly basis and ensure discrepancies are corrected;

* Keep up to date on all relevant service charge legislation;

* Provide information for the annual service charge audit and respond to auditor queries ensuring a clean audit;

Experience and Skills:

* Use of full range of Microsoft Office

* Service Charge experience

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Sellick Partnership is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website

Reference: 210197262

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