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Client Accountant

Client Accountant

£45,000 - £48,000 per annum

North London

Hybrid working ​

Cobalt is collaborating with a prominent London Managing Agent in their search for a skilled and analytical Client Accountant. This family-owned business is actively seeking to expand its team and oversee a substantial residential portfolio, including mixed-use developments. With ambitious growth strategies underway, this role presents a pivotal opportunity to join the company during a crucial phase of expansion.

Ideally we are looking for a experienced residential or commercial Client Accountant and have experienced working under the guidance of Tech 03 guidelines and statutory accounts.


  • Ensure all properties maintain appropriate balances, reporting any issues to PMs & Directors with reasons and recommendations.

  • Prepare balance sheets, journals, accruals, etc., liaising with auditors for timely completion within four months of year-end.

  • Prepare monthly/quarterly management reports within given time lines.

  • Invoice all portfolio items (Ground Rent, Service Charges, etc.) to leaseholders within 4 weeks of due date.

  • Monitor account balances and transfer all collected ground rents to Freeholder/Landlord within 1 week of bank clearance.

  • Prepare, review, and rationalize annual budgets, ensuring accuracy and invoicing readiness within 4 weeks of due date.

  • Complete portfolio bank reconciliations within two weeks of period end, with line manager sign-off.

  • Ensure completion of end of day transfers fortnightly.

  • Reconcile balance sheets, close appropriate bank accounts, and archive information within agreed time lines.

  • Fully implement new properties before going live, including leaseholder information, bank account setup, and budget preparation.

  • Attend adhoc meetings with leaseholders or AGMs when required.

  • Coordinate monthly PAYE payments for the portfolio.

Person specification:

  • Strong organisational and communication skills

  • Attention for detail

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Experience of working under the guidance of Tech 03 guidelines and statutory accounts.

If you feel you have the relevant experience please submit an updated version of your CV for consideration.