Service Charge Accountant

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Northampton
Salary
30.00 - 33.00 GBP Hourly + GBP30 – GBP33/hour
Posted
07 Feb 2019
Closes
07 Mar 2019
Job role
Accountant
Contract type
Contract
Hours
Full time
Service Charge Accountant – Northampton

A local authority in Northampton are recruiting for a Service Charge Accountant to join their Service Charge Project to produce a project plan, identifying timescales for each element of the project to be agreed with the Head of Finance and to develop a model to collate service information together from various systems to enable the organisation to recharge to tenants.

The Role

The focus of this role is to assist the Head of Finance with a Service Charge Project, this will include the following tasks and responsibilities:

•Produce a project plan identifying timescales for each element of the project to be agreed with the Head of Finance

•Develop a model to collate service information together from various systems to enable the organisation to recharge to tenants

•Identifying potential service charges on

1.New developments – creating charge schedules with new service charges

2.New tenancy sign ups in existing blocks

•Review existing service charge documentation to gain understating of work to date

•Calculate the maximum service charges for existing schemes capturing all services paying particular attention to under/over recovery with the view to rectify going forward

•Liaise with all teams within the organisation with regard to the remit of the project to embed processes and establish inter team working.

•Promote joint working and good relationships with the Council and support service colleagues where applicable

•Provide data for the completion of Service charge reporting

•Produce a project plan identifying timescales for each element of the project to be agreed with the Head of Finance

•Review existing service charge documentation to gain understating of work to date

•Identify and document systems where service charge data/costs are held

•Develop a model to collate service information together from various systems to enable the organisation to recharge to tenants

•Calculate the maximum service charges for existing schemes capturing all services paying particular attention to under/over recovery with the view to rectify going forward

•Establish a process for setting new service charges for new tenancy sign ups in existing blocks

•Establish a process of charging and charging schedule for new tenants

•Establish a process to identify potential services charges on new developments and creating charge schedules

The Candidate

To be considered for this role you will be a qualified accountant and have the following skills and experience:

•Experience of establishing service charge processes

•Good understanding of Service charge legislation and guidelines

The Contract

This is a full time role, working 37 hours per week. The contract is due to run for an initial 2 months but may be extended.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please send your CV to Lee McMillan at Service Care Solutions via lee . mc care . org . uk – you can also call Lee on (phone number removed) to discuss the role in more detail

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