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Rent & Service Charges Accountant

Posted: 20 May 2019 Closes: 31 May 2019
London Borough of Bexley, GB Depedning on experience
Permanent & Full-time l-q-group/20190520105037

Title: Rent & Service Charges Accountant

Based at: Stratford, London E15

Starting salary pa: £45,000 to £48,000 depending on experience


The Finance department have an exciting role for an Accountant reporting on L&Q’s Rent and Service Charge income of £600m per annum and service charge expenditure of £70m per annum.

Responsibilities of the Rent & Service Charges Accountant include:

  • Taking ownership of annual service charge expenditure budgets including monthly and quarterly forecasts.
  • Assist in the production of annual budgets and monthly and quarterly forecasts for rents and service charge income.
  • Analytical review of income through variance analysis and tracking handovers
  • Ensure a smooth month end process and preparation of detailed monthly management accounts for service charges including commentary for budget holders
  • Get involved in ad hoc projects
  • Business partnering with various stakeholders including L&Q’s Director of Income, Estate Services and Building Services. This includes providing support to budget holders and challenging them on financial performance
  • Fully understand existing processes within operational teams
  • Review existing processes and identify areas for improvement and design solutions.
  • Keep up to date on all rent legislation and assess if there are any risks or opportunities

The ideal candidate will have a CCAB qualification and have the following experience:

·         Social housing rent and service charge experience or similar experience in the private sector

·         Be experienced in month end processes including journal posting, reconciliations, reviewing accounts and providing commentary and action points

·         Annual budgeting and rolling forecasts

·         An ability to inspire, motivate and support the wider team

·         Experience in being a pro-active business partner

·         Confident communicator at all levels with the ability to influence key stakeholders

·         Excellent computer and financial systems and analytical skills including advanced Excel and financial reporting tools

·         Ability to intelligently analyze large volumes of complex data

L&Q is a dynamic organisation responding to regular change and business improvement. To take advantage of this opportunity you will need to be a dynamic, self-motivated individual who is able to meet the following criteria:

·         Be a fully qualified (CCAB) accountant or finalist with strong academic record

·         Experience of management or financial accounting in a complex   organisation;

·         Commercial, audit, and public sector experience welcome;

·         Have excellent technical accounting knowledge and an understanding of IFRS and UK GAAP;

·         Be an excellent communicator; with the ability to influence senior decision makers;

·         Have a proven track record delivering complex projects;

·         Have excellent computer, financial systems and analytical skills including advance Excel, and financial reporting tools.

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