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Senior Service Charge Accountant

Job Role: Senior Service Charge Accountant 

Location: Hybrid, 2-3 days per week in our New Milton Office

Job Sector: Property Service - Finance

Hours: 35 per week

About us

FirstPort is the UK’s largest Property Management Company, with strong growth plans and a compelling vision of becoming the UK’s Favourite Property Manager.

As Senior Service Charge Accountant, you will contribute to our vision of being the favourite property manager by:

  • Provide all aspects of financial reporting and analysis for our developments, residents, RMCs and clients.
  • Delivering accurate financial statements and records to our customers
  • This role reports to the Property Services- Scheme Accounting Team Leader

Main Responsibilities

  • Deliver year end accounts to residents in a timely fashion
  • Carry out the necessary transactions to ensure a smooth accounting process for accounts
  • Resolve issues on accounts and ensure a quality service is provided to customers/ clients
  • Deliver to department productivity metrics and contribute to the team and organisational goals
  • Liaise effectively with auditors to deliver a smooth audit process and provide the best possible outcome for our customers and our clients
  • Adopt a proactive approach at all times to audit and accounts, liaising with analysts/ managers on areas of concern
  • Balance sheet analysis & risk mitigation
  • Undertake a Cross development analysis and review
  • 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.
  • Support the Service Charge Team Leader as required

We are looking for great people who are:

  • Educated to GCSE (or equivalent) level with passes in English language and a relevant mathematical / accounting subject
  • Professional qualification such as AAT completed or very nearly completed.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in an accounting environment
  • Double entry book-keeping and the accuracy that accompanies it
  • Microsoft Excel in particular at intermediate level, alongside Microsoft Word
  • 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

What we give you in return:

  • 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Free onsite carparking
  • Opportunities to progress your career with us in several business areas
  • Internal recognition scheme
  • Access to high street discounts and a salary sacrifice scheme
  • Stakeholder Pension Plan and contribution


We’re committed to promoting diversity at FirstPort and recruit on merit.  We will consider applications from job share applicants.

Ready to Apply?

Click here to apply for this role.  We will ask you to upload your CV and answer a few questions.  You may also be asked to complete verbal and numerical reasoning tests online.

If you meet the criteria for the role we’ll be in touch to arrange a short telephone interview and our shortlist of candidates will be invited to attend interviews with the hiring manager

Senior Service Charge Accountant

New Milton

Published on 15 Sep 2022

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