Accountant / Client Accountant - Corporate Real Estate - London

£50000 - £55000 per annum
19 Sep 2012
17 Oct 2012
Dominic Davies
Job Function
Full Time
Contract Type
Accountant / Client Accountant - Corporate Real Estate - Our Client a global property consultancy is recruiting for a qualified Accountant to join their Corporate Real Estate function to deal with the accounting of a key client's corporate portfolio. The company has a presence in every major continent and is chosen globally by major international organisations to manage their corporate portfolios on both a global and continental basis.

The Role will report to the Head of Client Accounting and be responsible for service delivery to the Portfolio Account Manager and will entail:
*Acting as the key contact for Client on all accounting matters and communicating accounting matters in a clear and concise manner to clients with differing backgrounds, including those outside of finance and treasury functions.
*Prioritising day-to-day tasks and projects alike with both the client and internal team and effectively communicating risks, issues and achievements.
*Proactively managing and delivering accounting services to the client and implementing best practice.
*Forecasting variations and identifying, investigating and commenting on variances at the earliest opportunity.
*Developing and owning Client Portfolio Metrics.
*Supporting of AP, AR & Cashier operational resources to deliver required services and to limit financial or commercial risk to the Client and proactively manage and protect income.
*Direct reporting to Client including preparation and or oversight of;
*Monthly, Quarterly and Annual statutory reporting of CRE costs & revenue including provisioning.
*Annual coordination and consolidation of budgets and latest forecasts and monthly reforecasting.
*Monthly income and expense reports.
*Monthly and quarterly tax reports.
*Monthly debt reports on income portfolio.
*Co-ordination and preparation of service charge budgets and year-end reconciliations oversight of data collation between Estates & FM teams and identifying variances for review and discussion.
*Oversight and sign off of monthly processes including;
*Bank reconciliations.
*Credit Control Reports.
*Funds transfers.
*Client floats and monthly pay-overs.
*Key performance metrics around account and team.
*Effective management of sublet income, including proactive oversight to reduce tenant debts and drive issue resolution within Company and or the Client.
*Responding to Client auditor requirements as an when necessary.

The Person: To apply you will be a qualified Accountant and will be the key contact between the company and the Client and will therefore will need to possess sound technical knowledge and the ability communicate with both accounting and non-accounting staff of varying levels. There will also be an element of remote coordination and liaison between you and the shared service centre for the AP / AR and Cashier resources. For this reason you will ideally have experience in collating and assessing information and reporting. Previous experience of staff supervision and co-ordination is highly desirable.

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