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Service Charge Accountant

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Role:  Service Charge Accountant
Location: Exeter, Devon
Job Sector: Finance
Salary: £23,000-£25,000 per annum plus benefits
Hours:  Monday to Friday 9am-5pm (35 hours per week)
This is an excellent opportunity to start your career in accountancy. You will be working with a team of qualified and part-qualified accountants who can guide you through the start of your journey in accountancy.  After you have successfully completed 6 months probation, the company will fund your AAT qualification. 
The job role
As a Service Charge Accountant you will contribute to our vision of being the leading residential property manager by:

  • Managing the accounting function for a portfolio of properties
  • Delivering accurate financial statements and records to our customers
  • Providing an analytical review of expendature for your properties on an annual basis
  • Producing an annual set of accounts
  • Responding to queries from auditors, customers and colleagues.

This role reports to the Service Charge Accounting Team Leader
About You
You are currently working within a customer service or administrative role, and have an intererst in developing a career within accountancy. 
You will have excellent administration skills, gained within an office enviroment.  You will be very organised and able to prioritise your workload effectively.
You have a good head for figures, and working with numbers comes naturally to you.   You will have great IT skills, and be comfortable with learning new systems.  You will have excellent skills in MS Excel, and are confident manipulating data in spreadsheets.
You are a confident and articulate communicator; able to convey information clearly and accurately in writing and verbally, and are able to build effective working relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and customers.
You are customer focused and thrive in working collaboratively and in a fast paced environment.
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
  • 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 are we?
FirstPort is the UK’s leading property management company, caring for our customers’ homes across England, Wales and Scotland. With over four decades of experience and over 3,100 employees, FirstPort works with developers, investors, freeholders and over 1,600 Resident Management Companies. 
FirstPort is a member of the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA), the Association of Retirement Housing Managers (ARHM), and Property Managers Association Scotland (PMAS).  As well as holding a Five Star Rating from the British Safety Council, FirstPort is an accredited Safe Agent and belongs to The Property Ombudsman.
Why choose us?
By joining us, you will work with industry professionals who are committed to providing the highest levels of customer service, as well as ensuring we put our people first.
The benefits of working with us can include free parking, free fruit, discounted gym membership, a true work-life balance and the opportunity of growth and progression. In addition to the core benefits, we also offer a range of exclusive discounts on extra benefits to help you and your family make the most of your money, safeguard your future and look after your health.
We’re committed to promoting diversity at FirstPort and recruit on merit. We are an inclusive employer that prides itself in being so diverse.
What’s next?
To start your application for this role we will ask you to upload your CV and answer a few questions.
Our recruiters will work with our managers to review your CV. If unsuccessful you will be notified. 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.

Service Charge Accountant


Published on 10 Jul 2024

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