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Rent & Service Charges Accountant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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Rent & Service Charges Accountant

Salary - £48,600 - £58,893 per annum (PO6)

Permanent (Full time)

Are you an experienced skilled Accountant with understanding of rent setting and/ or leaseholders charges then look no further for your next opportunity.

You will manage the Property Accounts team which comprises of two areas specialising in property charge functions: service charges for leaseholders and managing rent accounts for social housing tenants.

You will have overall responsibility for the accurate raising and calculation of charges for tenant’s rents including service charges and ensuring the effective billing of service charges for leaseholders. 

One of the key elements of this role for the near future will be working with others to ensure successful implementation of a new IT system for calculating leaseholders service charges which will involve testing, report writing, training for the end users to ensure that service charges can be accurately calculated according to lease agreements.

You will have outstanding communication skills with a positive attitude, be able to problem solve and support your team to provide the best possible service to our residents and leaseholders.

Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know.

Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process if these are options you’d like to explore.  We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 40 paid days including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date:  25th February 2024
 Shortlisting Date: 
Week commencing 29th of February 2024
 Interview Date: 
Week commencing 07th March 2024.

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. 

Important Information: 

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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