Rents And Service Charge Accountant

  • Job Reference: 11494
  • Date Posted: 29 January 2020
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Leicester
  • Salary: £40,000 to £45,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Pension
  • Sector: Administration & Business Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Our client, a Housing Association is recruiting a Rent and Service Charge Accountant to join their Finance team. The role of the Rent and Service Charge Accountant will be fundamental to providing customers with an excellent service as well as having responsibility for the organisation's main income stream.

Reporting to the Head of Finance, the key responsibilities of the Rent and Service Charge Accountant are to:
Take sole responsibility for Rent and Service Charge accounting, including setting Rents and Service Charges, maintaining accurate data, and reporting the state of Rent and Service Charges to the EMT (Executive Management Team) and the Board.
Be the organisational lead for Rents and Service Charge policy - staying up to date on current legislation, ensuring best practice at all times as well as informing the organisation of any legislative changes
Lead on various projects within Rent and Service Charge such as data cleansing, moving away from manual data towards automation, as well as investigating and enacting methods to improve efficiency.
Perform the annual Rent and Service Charge reviews, in addition to ad hoc reviews to ensure income is maximised and errors are minimised.
Ensure Business as Usual is maintained during peak times of the year, meeting key weekly and monthly deadlines, as well as being responsible for preparing relevant regulatory reports.
As a sole role within Rent and Service Charge, this CV enhancing position will give you autonomy over the function, meaning this is an opportunity to shape the role yourself, with success being measured through achieving accuracy and efficiency as well as delivering on projects to lead the function forwards for the future.

The role comes with a strong benefits package, including flexible working, and joins a bright and close-knit team.

To be considered, please meet the following criteria:

Have excellent data manipulation and analysis skills, ideally demonstrated within Rent and/or Service Charge accounting, though candidates with excellent Excel skills without prior relevant experience are still encouraged to apply
Demonstrate an awareness of, and desire to remain up to date with, current Housing legislation and regulations
Have strong people skills, communication ability, and the maturity to take the lead on a crucial area of income for a successful organisation.