Client Accountant

Job Ref
IPMF - WM - May 22 - CB
West Malling ME19, UK
Property Management Finance
Full Time

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About the Team

Our West Malling office is dedicated to two services: Rates Payment Managements Services (RPMS) and Property Management Finance (PMF):
• RPMS brings together our expertise in rating surveying, ICT and rates accounting to introduce financial discipline, efficiency and liquidity to the payment of our clients’ rates bills. The team is responsible for processing annual rates liabilities of more than £1 billion on behalf businesses including:Whitbread Plc, Heathrow Airport, Cardtronics & BP
• PMF provide property accounting services for both corporate occupier and investor clients. Working closely with our management surveyors and clients. Clients include: Daily Mail Pension Fund, Christ Hospital Foundation, Costa, WH Smith, Siemens and Whitbread plc.

Job Description
This role will specifically work on clients for our Property & Asset Management team, who are based in the West End office. Taking responsibility for a portfiolio of investment clients and providing additional support to the Accounts Payable & Receivable teams.

Main responsibilities:
Will be required to undertake a wide range of property management accounting functions including:
• Dealing with general client accounting duties including timely transfer of client’s funds
• Preparing period end client reporting packs on a monthly/quarterly basis
• VAT reporting, bank reconciliations and rent deposit administration.
• Periodically entering budgets prepared by Property Manager and reviewing apportionments
• Manage and reconcile annual service charge accounts (including cash reconcilations and liaising with auditors)
• Maintain and update system database
• Analyse aged debtors and monitor client & property balances

About you:
• Experience within Commercial Real Estate/Property Management with an understanding of RICS regulations
• Experience of using computer-based property management accounting systems, eg Yardi Voyager (preferred) or TRAMPS
• Excellent Excel skills
• Happy to work from our London office as and when required by the team
• Strong interpersonal ability coupled with rapport building, effective listening, questioning and summarising skills
• Ability to demonstrate excellent client care
• Planning and prioritising skills
• A high degree of flexibility and the ability to adapt to unexpected changes initiated by either the client or the department
• Strong drive for results in order to maintain momentum and complete the task
• The ability to use knowledge and information to spot and develop opportunities on the client’s behalf

Salary and benefits:
• Salary: competitive based on market, professional experience and qualifications
• Performance related staff profit share scheme
• 26 days’ holiday, plus Bank Holidays and days at Christmas and New Year.
• Pension scheme membership (after initial probationary period)
• Life and Accident insurance
• Group income protection scheme
• Private Medical Insurance
• Critical Illness Cover
• Wellbeing Allowance
• Access to Peppy for you and your partner
• 1 paid volunteering day per year to help give back to our local communities
• Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
• Interest Free Rental Deposit Loan
• Employee assistance programme
• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay after two years’ service

Alongside our competitive compensation and benefits package we offer all our staff the ongoing opportunities to learn and develop, through in-house CPD sessions, further education support as well as internal and external training programmes. Gerald Eve encourage pro-bono work and volunteering as well as regular social and sporting activities to engage with all your colleagues. Your progression will be supported and guided by managers and mentors using a transparent framework so you can clearly see what you need to do to get to where you want to be.

Hybrid working and core hours
Our hybrid working policy outlines staff to be in the office for 3 days per week, with 2 days working from home. In our London offices, our desk booking app allows you to plan ahead, and book your desk up to 3 weeks ahead. We also offer great flexibility around our core hours, which are from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. You can choose to start and end your day around these hours, provided you still do your 7.25 hours per day (e.g. 8.00 am – 4.30pm, 10.00 am – 6.30 pm). There is no requirement for this to be the same each day, but you are required to keep your manager informed. This position also involves out of hours working on an ‘as necessary’ basis. We are open to considering flexible working arrangements for everyone; this can be discussed during the application process or upon commencement.