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Senior Client Accountant

Date: 04-May-2022

Location: London, GB, W1U 8AN

Company: Knight Frank

Reference No 21349 
Title Senior Client Accountant 
Type Permanent 
Salary Range Competitive
Division Residential 
Sub Division Residential Lettings 
Department Residential Asset Management Accounts (10000974) 
Location 55 Baker Street 

 

Established in 1896, Knight Frank is a global network of 18,170 people in 523 offices across 60 territories. We’ve built an internationally-connected, diverse organisation on a work ethos of collaboration, teamwork, leadership and adaptability. We have created a workplace where opinions are respected, everyone is invited to contribute and excellence is rewarded. As a result, our people are highly motivated. We want your experience of working with us to be the best that it can be.

 

The position of Client Accountant has considerable variety and necessitates a range of skills including, discretion, interpersonal and administrative.  We take a pragmatic approach and always look to solve problems in the quickest and fairest way possible.

 

Job Specification

General:

  • To be proficient with MRI QUBE PM and all Microsoft applications (Desired)
  • To be proficient in extracting accounting reports from MRI QUBE PM
  • To be able to work on complex estate set up comprising of multiple types of properties (AST,SC,Car park, Gardens)
  • To ensure that all current communication, whether by e-mail or paper, is stored in the correct area of filing within 3 days of execution
  • To respond to all incoming issues the same day even if a resolution cannot be found.  
  • To ensure that all paperwork more than two years old is archived (providing it is not needed)
  • To be prepared to answer the phones in line with KPI’s
  • To be prepared to help others in the office (even if it is their filing) as workloads fluctuate
  • To diarise any work which needs regular attention in outlook and follow up accordingly
  • To ensure outlook calendars are kept up to date with all meetings and appointments
  • To be proficient with the relevant internal training guide and refer to as often as required
  • To adhere to and meet Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

 

 

Role Specific

  • To set up a property including implementing opening balances, unpaid debtors and creditors, bank balances and any other items necessary.
  • To read the lease and establish any demand and year end dates and ensure this information is updated on the Master Information Document & Properties Managed.
  • To help with reconciliation of sub bank accounts on a monthly basis
  • To check the coding of invoices for the previous month and re-allocate as necessary
  • To administer quarterly payments of ground rent, rents, insurance, etc to landlords where required
  • To review actual expenditure and prepare a variance report on an accruals basis in line with company SLA’s
  • To note actual bank balance for Quarterly reporting
  • To identify any accruals and prepayments
  • To review opening balances and reconcile to previous set of accounts
  • To Investigate any suspense items on the trial balance
  • To ensure that all debtors and creditors listings agree to the trial balance
  • To collate invoices and ensure items are not missing
  • To prepare all of the above and ensure information is with the auditors within 6 weeks of the year end.
  • To promptly investigate and respond to any account queries that may arise from the preparation of the draft accounts.
  • To enter all journals identified
  • To raising balancing charges and issue accounts to leaseholders
  • To raise one-off tenant demands such as recharges and CHP as and when required
  • To prepare financial reports at the request of the client and any subsequent Ad-Hoc billing
  • To follow the company procedures with regard to Ad- Hoc billing
  • Preparing closing reports, closing trial balance, bank reconciliation and answering any queries that may rise from the new agent when handing a property over.
  • To have a working knowledge of Double Entry Book Keeping
  • To have a working knowledge of Trial Balances, what this shows and the implications of the same
  • To have an understanding of Balance Sheets and be able to deal with any suspense items arising on the Balance Sheet
  • To understand multi-schedule budgeting
  • To analyse set up information and preparing and implementing an opening Trial Balance
  • To assist in tenant/client/internal queries relating to the service charge budget, insurance and ground rents in line with company SLA’s

 

 

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