Senior Client Accountant – Bristol Office

Hartnell Taylor Cook LLP is an Independent Commercial Property Consultant providing a comprehensive service covering all aspects of Commercial Property located throughout the UK with specialist knowledge of the retail property market nationwide and the South West Commercial Property market including retail, office, industrial, leisure properties and residential /commercial development opportunities.

The Property and Asset Management team at Hartnell Taylor Cook LLP focus on client requirements in order to maximise the value of the management process and we never lose sight of the client’s overall strategy for the property nor the role of the building within their business.

Hartnell Taylor Cook LLP has a position available immediately in our Bristol Office for a Senior Client Accountant. The role will encompass all aspects of Client Accounting and applicants will need to demonstrate a very good working knowledge of purchase ledger, sales ledger, nominal ledger, credit control, VAT, bank reconciliations, general reconciliation, RICS regulations and service charge accounting.

As a firm Hartnell Taylor Cook LLP aspire to the highest standard of professionalism and the successful candidate is expected to embrace our core values.

Key responsibilities:-

  • Ensuring that all client and property accounting services are delivered to a consistently high standard and to the service levels required by the client
  • Reconciliation of rent ledgers and payment of funds to clients
  • Preparation and audit of VAT reports and client statements
  • Service charge accounts and property balance sheets
  • Ensuring that charges are raised in accordance with the lease and RICS guidelines
  • Liaise with surveyors to monitor service charge budgets and maintain cash flow
  • Variance reporting
  • Deal with surveyor, tenant and client queries
  • Reconciliations to date of sale or end of management agreement
  • Manage void funding
  • Update on account charges
  • Manage electricity accounts and recharges to tenants
  • Produce interest reports and charges
  • Bank transfers and bank liaison
  • Review bank reconciliations
  • Monitoring purchase ledger and sales ledger information to ensure accuracy and completeness

Main Accountabilities:-

  • Be responsible for the accuracy and completeness of client accounting records, including client statements and/or profit and loss and balance sheet reporting, VAT and other tax reporting, charges to tenants and clients, rent deposits, and bank, cash, and service charge reconciliations, maintaining and collating supporting information as required
  • Ensure that services are delivered in accordance with the agreed contract
  • Compile, check and deliver regular reports in accordance with agreed timescales

Skills and Experience:-

  • Previously worked in a Client Accountant role within a commercial property environment
  • Good working knowledge of Tramps or Bluebox
  • Will have a good understanding of the principles of financial and management accounting
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Have the ability to analyse financial information and disseminate to non-finance people
  • Knowledge of RICS, VAT and NRL guidelines and procedures
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines
  • A strong work ethic
  • Numerate, accurate and with impeccable attention to detail
  • Able to work as a part of a team
  • Cope well under pressure and able to meet strict deadlines

What we can offer you:-

  • Competitive Salary
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Mobile phone
  • Auto enrolment Pension Scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible benefits including Health Cash Plan, Holiday purchase and retail discounts
  • Professional Subscription/fees
  • Continuing professional development

 

If you wish to send your CV or require further information on the vacancy then please contact Leanne Jonas, HR Manager:-

Email: [email protected]

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COVID 19 – BUSINESS UPDATE

Following the Government announcement on 31st October, we are pleased to advise that our colleagues continue to operate successfully, with the majority working from home, and we do not anticipate any impact to the service provided. We remain fully contactable on either mobile phone or email.

Alternatively, if you are uncertain who to contact then please call our main reception on 0117 923 9234 between normal office hours 9.00am to 5.30pm for help.

If you require further information on a particular property we are currently marketing, the details are set out on our website (click here).

If you have an enquiry regarding a property we manage, please contact the appropriate property/facilities manager (https://www.htc.uk.com/about-us/team/). In addition, you could contact our 24/7 helpdesk available on 0345 241 1528.

If you do experience a delay in contacting your chosen Hartnell Taylor Cook representative we thank you for your patience during the current situation.

Hartnell Taylor Cook
5th November 2020