Scheme Accountant

Recruiter
Location
Luton
Salary
Market related
Posted
12 Jul 2017
Closes
11 Aug 2017
Ref
FP 8014 SA
Contact
Sara-Jane Winch
Job Function
Finance
Job position
Associate
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Scheme Accountant

Closing date - 27th July

Are you a people person? Well so are we!

Reporting to the Scheme Accounting Team Leader, the main role of the Scheme Accountant will be to fully prepare and deliver accurate financial accounts and records within the legislative requirements, for our developments and customers

What you’ll be doing:

  • Deliver accurate year-end accounts and to customers, resolving queries and ensuring a high quality service in a timely fashion
  • Deliver to department productivity metrics and contribute to the team culture and delivery
  • Liaise effectively with auditors to deliver a smooth audit process and provide the best possible outcome for our customers and our clients
  • Pro-actively liaise with managers and auditors on any areas of concern ensuring clear action plans for resolution
  • Take full responsibility of your own development and contribute positively and effectively to the team through creative ideas, tested processes or feedback from colleagues/external parties

Who you’ll be working with

  • Corporate and Estates Finance teams and Property Managers where applicable - which may include some travel to other offices

  • External auditors and suppliers

  • Professional organisations for own development

  • Clients

  • Customers

Qualifications

Essential:Educated to GCSE (or equivalent) level with passes in English language and a relevant mathematical / accounting subject

Desirable: Working towards a professional qualification such as AAT

Essential: A minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in an accounting environment

Knowledge

Essential: Double entry book-keeping and the accuracy that accompanies it

Technical skills

Essential: Microsoft Excel in particular at intermediate level, alongside Microsoft Word

Personal qualities

  • High attention to detail with the ability to see and challenge information

  • Strong communication skills, able to liaise with non-financial internal and external

    customers

  • Self-motivated and organised, able to prioritise own workload

  • A team player, demonstrates working towards a common goal

  • Strong customer focus, understanding both internal and external stakeholders

About Us

FirstPort is one of the largest and most experienced property managers in the UK, employing more than 3,300 people, of which 2,500 work at the developments we manage.  We work across the residential property services market and provide a range of services through our diverse range of FirstPort brands.  We manage over 3,700 developments, with national scale to set us apart for delivering genuine value-for-money services.

We also know that great property management is about more than just bricks and mortar.  Many people rely on us so they can enjoy their homes, safe in the knowledge that we will be there if they need us.  Caring about people is at the core of what we stand for as a business.

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