Careers at Ballymore

Property Accountant

  • Department
  • Location
  • Job type
  • Finance
  • East London
  • Full-Time

Job Description

Property Accountant - Permanent - Canary Wharf

Hours: 40 per week, 08.30am - 17.30pm Monday to Friday

Role & Responsibilities 

  • To support the Senior Property Accountant in maintaining the accounting records for their appointed schemes
  • To carry out all basic accounting procedures to ensure that financial information is accurate and available on a timely basis.
  • To interact with all stakeholders outside of the department in a professional manner
  • Advising Property Directors on any accounting issues associated with annual service charge budgets and to assist as required in the production, distribution and processing of budgets
  • To check that all properties, units and tenant details are correctly held on the property management system.
  • To update and change any Service charge or Ground rent amounts relating to Property transfers and sales.
  • To prepare monthly ground rent returns for submission to Freehold clients.
  • To draft monthly service charge income and expenditure reports for the Senior Property Accountant to discuss with the Property Directors
  • To draft the monthly variance analysis reports and highlight any areas of budgetary anomalies
  • To process journals reallocating expenditure as necessary
  • To support the on-site development teams with Propman system and purchase order best practice, invoice coding, expense forms and requests for payment.
  • Oversee the completion of bank reconciliations on a monthly basis for all designated schemes.
  • To support the on-site development teams with Propman system and purchase order best practice, invoice coding, expense forms and requests for payment.
  • To support the work of the purchase ledger team through obtaining payment runs for approval by the Senior Property accountant.
  • Dealing with daily transactions for on-site petty cash and ensure that returns are properly authorised and coded.
  • To monitor development scheme cashflow and forecasting at least 12 months ahead.
  • Bill periodic ground rent, service charges, insurance and other charges to lessees or occupiers.
  • Bill directly recoverable charges to lessees/occupiers.
  • Assist with the service charge audit review at year end and check for all invoices against expenditure before passing to the external accountants.
  • Send out service charge accounts to leaseholders once completed along with all relevant information

Skills & Experience 

  • Must have at least 3 years’ experience of managing service charge accounting.
  • Must be part qualified ACA, ACCA, AAT and actively working towards a professional qualification, or qualified by experience
  • Must be interested in the property management sector and be able to engage with colleagues in an effective manner and support colleagues as required.
  • Must be competent with accounting software packages and knowledge of property management software would be an advantage
  • Good Excel skills required.

We operate as an equal opportunities employer. 

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