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Rent and Income Accountant

  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

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    Finance & Accountancy

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  • Consultant:

    Stephanie Tasker

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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Reporting to the Rent and Service Charge Manager, the Rent and Income Accountant will provide a comprehensive rent setting and income accounting service.

The main purpose of the role is to:

· To maintain the data required to produce stock/property/conversion information including figures for the financial statements, regulatory submissions and monthly balanced scorecard

· To produce models which calculate all new rents, and to prepare the annual re-calculation of rents in line with the Rent Standard, including producing data for Customer letters, Housing Benefit and DWP schedules;

· Maintain and update the stock monitoring/rent planning spreadsheet to help ensure rental income is maximised and to ensure stock movements are accurately tracked for regulatory and statutory reporting purposes

Key responsibilities include:

· Ensure the annual rent and service charges are uploaded correctly and on time each year and that direct debits are updated

· To pre-populate master budget information for service charges and reconcile before the new financial year;

· Ownership of the rent roll, identifying anomalies and ensuring accuracy of stock data and the rent debit;

· Calculate, monitor and report on arrears and bad debt provision against budget and performance data;

· To set and embed a high support/high challenge culture in line with the Competency Framework in order to support and develop your team to realise individual and team potential and ensure effective service delivery.

· To set, monitor and deliver on key performance indicators across the department, aiming to deliver continuous improvement;

· To suggest ideas for change to ensure we are always efficient and effective, with a focus on digital delivery of services;

· Ensure the department provides a high quality financial service to all Group companies, and to all internal and external customers;

· To inspire and motivate staff, developing and managing team members (direct and indirect) effectively and enabling them to give their best;

· To deliver value for money and manage resources effectively and efficiently, ensuring that targets (financial and non-financial) are met;

· To develop a culture of customer satisfaction throughout Great Places, leading to an enhanced reputation locally and further afield;

Experience and skills required:

· Experience within a finance setting, ideally within a regulated environment

· Experience of rent accounting in a complex environment;

· Experience of preparing budgets, forecasts and management accounts

· Experience of delivering efficiency savings and driving business decisions;

· Strong IT skills and proficient in excel

· Experience of manipulating large volumes of data for multiple scenarios

· Proven relationship builder and influencer with stake holders

· Proven management skills

· The ability to motivate, inspire and influence a large and diverse workforce by example and persuasion

Personal attributes:

· Great people skills and a track record in change management

· Good commercial awareness and insight

· An ability to work in uncertainty

· Self-reliant and resilient

· Professional and value led with integrity, inclusivity and respect for diversity

· Ability to travel between sites and to meet external commitments

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