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Rent and Service Charge Accountant

  • Location

    Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

  • Sector:

    Finance & Accountancy, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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  • Salary:

    £37000 - £46000 per annum

  • Consultant:

    Helen Dodds

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Sellick Partnership has been engaged to recruit an experienced Service Charge Accountant on a permanent basis. The successful candidate will be working for a values driven organisation and be expected to take the lead on rent and service charge setting.

My client is offering fantastic benefits including a competitive salary and pension scheme, flexible working and 29 days annual leave.


  • Take the lead on rent and service charge setting and liaise with the Leasehold, Housing and Property
  • Ensure accurate estimation and reconciliation of service charges for existing schemes & new developments
  • Ensure compliance of rent and service charges setting in line with relevant legislation and regulation
  • To lead on the independent certification of accounts by the External Auditor in accordance with legislation and the legal requirements of the lease and /or agreement for properties in management
  • Prepare the rent and service charge data for communications and rent accounting system upload
  • Carry out monthly variance monitoring of all property expenditure against income charged
  • Prepare account reconciliations for review
  • Support the Finance Partner with monthly reporting, support the management reporting process
  • Ensure that the business' customer care standards are maintained when dealing with all stakeholders, including an effective response to complaints
  • Lead the ongoing review of the rent and service charge process, including the implementation of relevant systems

You will ideally have knowledge and application of the Regulator of Social Housing's Rent Standard and the 1985 Landlord and Tenant Act, be computer literate with a practical knowledge of Word and Excel and have a good understanding and awareness of financial and accounting procedures.

We encourage interested applicants to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Helen Dodds in our Newcastle office for a confidential discussion.

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