Head of Property Accounts

England, London, City of London
£40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
21 Mar 2019
28 Mar 2019
Dominic Davies
Job Title
Finance Manager
Experience Levels
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Property Accounts. Our Client are an established firm of Chartered Surveyors who have been operating mainly in the South East region for over a century. They offer various services to clients who own commercial and residential properties. They are now looking for an experienced Head of Property Accounts to run and manage the client / service charge accounting function. The successful person will be running a commercial property portfolio and oversee a small team of client accountants.

The role will require the person to fulfil the following duties:

Client accounting:

  • Accounting to clients either monthly or quarterly as required.
  • Attending client and tenant meetings as required.
  • Preparing draft annual budgets and agree them with the properties managers.
  • Preparing final budgets upon agreement with the property managers.
  • Working with auditors at year-end.
  • Setting up new clients/properties/tenants on the property system.
  • Responsible for the handover of new instructions.
  • Preparing and submitting, whether to client or HMRC, of quarterly VAT reports/returns. Maintaining resister of all non-resident landlords.
  • Handling the quarterly return and deduction of tax from non-registered clients and subsequent payment to HMRC.


  • Managing a team of accounts assistants/client accountants.
  • Providing training to new systems users.
  • Analysis of department's monthly Profit and Loss figures as provided by the Group Accountant.
  • Managing new business with property managers.
  • Preparing monthly bank reconciliation.
  • Monthly review of all RICS regulated bank accounts with head of department.
  • Reporting monthly income forecasts to group accountant.

The Person to apply must have a proven track record of leading and managing a team within a commercial property accounting environment. They will have sound client and service charge accounting experience be a solution driven manager. Knowledge of various property legislations is key. Experience and in-depth knowledge of a property management system is needed as this role will require someone to teach and train other users. An understanding of the residential property management sector will be a value-add. This is a good role for someone who is looking to run, manage a client accounting function and make it their own.

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