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Senior Management Accountant

Location: CENTRAL LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 60,000-70,000 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Finance Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 10
Posted: about 1 month ago Reference: X3-400842

Senior Management Accountant

My client who own a large portfolio of diverse Real Estate assets across London are seeking a Senior Property Management Accountant to join their finance team.

This role will be an excellent role for a Senior Accountant who has strong property/real estate and team management experience and is looking for that next step in their career.

This role will manage a team of 3 and be managing the month end close and preparation of monthly management accounts including commentary.

Please only apply for this role if you are fully qualified Accountant with strong property/real estate accounting experience (which includes service charge accounting and lease accounting) and have managed team member and you are looking for a Senior Management Accountant role and have this background. Development experience will be highly desirable too.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing month end close of real estate and development entities, ensuring SAP accurately reflects the business operations and transactions
  • Preparation of month management accounts including commentaries
  • General accounting task include: Review, manage, post and/or prepare deferred and accrued revenue, cost accruals, bank reconciliations, intercompany reconciliations, recharges calculations, payment schedules, borrowing schedules, balance sheet reconciliations and journal postings
  • Real Estate Specific tasks include monitor and reconcile all service charge funds and all external managing agent statements
  • Development specific tasks include review and ensure development projects costs are accurately recorded and review of development recharges ensuring management fee margin maintained
  • Liaise with various internal and external stakeholder e.g. managing agents, property/asset managers, development teams, operational heads
  • Manage, motivate and guide Property Management Accounting teams
  • Manage commercial property arrears reporting
  • Managed tax queries e.g. VAT & CIS
  • Review and challenge purchase requisitions raised by the business
  • Review tenancy schedules and leases
  • Provide working papers for audit purposes and support audit queries

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Fully Qualified Accountant ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent
  • 3-5 years post qualified experience in a relevant job role
  • Strong property/real estate accounting experience
  • Strong knowledge of service charge accounting and lease accounting
  • Experience heavily focused on management accounts
  • ERP software experience: SAP B1 or TM1 preferable
  • Project and people management, must have some managerial experience
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written and solutions-orientated
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