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Service Charge Accounts Assistant - JN-74234

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Property/Service Charge Accountancy, Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £28000 - £32000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -082021-74234_1628526614

  • Published:

    09 August 2021

  • Expiry date:

    08 October 2021

  • Start date:


Service Charge Accounts Assistant
Up to £32k DOE

Cobalt is working alongside a reputable Property Management Company who are currently seeking an Accounts Assistant to join the business. Our client specialise in high end luxury residential portfolio's and the successful individual will be supporting the Finance Manager in the business with a £6 million service charge budget.

Core responsibilities

  • Managing and processing purchase orders and supplier invoices.

  • Reconciling accurately expenditure and invoice allocation across the various schedules.

  • Renewing contracts and assisting in tender process when necessary.

  • Overseeing and reconciling petty cash accounts on regular basis.

  • Assisting with month and year end tasks.

  • Providing assistance to your manager in routine calculations to produce analyses and creating financial reports on regular basis.

  • Reviewing expenditure reports on monthly basis and assisting with re allocation of costs if required.

  • Supporting with year end accounts preparation by assessing and preparing required documentation and reports to support accountants in preparing service charge accounts.

  • Assisting with the production of the annual service charge budget and capital expenditure plan

  • Uploading budget into accounting system and raising service charge demands for distribution and payment.

  • Assistance with the production of service charge illustrations for budget approval purposes.

  • Assisting with instruction of solicitors and taking debt recovery action

Personal specification:

  • Previous experience of working within a similar Property Management role

  • Strong understanding of service charges and overall expenditure for developments and assisting with forecasts and reports.

  • Excellent IT skills - in particular using Microsoft Excel and previous experience working with Property Management Systems

  • The ability to build and establish relationships.

  • Knowledge of the relevant Landlord and Tenant Act and RICS and ARMA guidelines