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Service Charge Accountant

Service Charge Accountant
£35,000 - £40,000 + benefits
Gravesend, Kent

Cobalt is excited to partner with a Property Consultancy specialising in residential, industrial, retail, and office portfolios. In this role, you will be responsible for preparing statutory and service charge accounts for both residential and commercial properties. Key duties include uploading service charge budgets, liaising with external auditors, and raising service charge invoices.

The company uses TRAMPS as its current property management system.


  • Prepare and finalise the service charge accounts for external audit.

  • Ensure timely issuance of any excess service charges to lessees, tenants, and clients.

  • Calculate accruals and prepayments as necessary.

  • Liaise with external accountants to meet deadlines.

  • Analyse expenditure for miscoding.

  • Ensure correct apportionment of budget charges in line with leases.

  • Provide accurate expenditure figures for year-to-date estimates and budgets for comparison.

  • Address technical aspects of accounts preparation as per client leases and ARMA/RICS regulations.

  • Collaborate with managers to finalize accounts and meet accounting requirements specified in the RICS Code and tenant's leases.

  • Coordinate with Commercial Property Managers to prepare, approve, and issue budgets for commercial properties in accordance with the RICS Code.

Person Specification:

  • Strong knowledge of ARMA and RICS regulations.

  • Essential experience with TRAMPS.

  • High level of concentration, accuracy, and attention to detail.

  • Self-motivated with a methodical and organized approach.

If you believe this opportunity aligns with your experience and skill-set, please apply with your updated CV.