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Client Accountant - Glasgow

The Commercial Management department manage in excess of 2,500 properties on behalf of clients/landlords within all sectors. This encompasses an approximate rent roll of £1.71 billion and circa 18,000 tenants across the UK.

Regional offices service both local and national clients. For Property Management Finance, the regional teams are currently based in London City, Manchester and Glasgow. The Treasury function (cash/processing transactions) is centralised in the Manchester office.

Job Description:

A role has become available for a Client Accountant based in the Glasgow office. The position is a non-supervisory role within a total team of 17.

The function of the role is to assist in the control of finances of client monies held (on behalf of Investors) in order to manage a property portfolio. The Client Accountant is work within a team and to take a particular selection of clients/property portfolios to manage accordingly in line with tasks detailed below. The client selection includes national contracts serviced from the Glasgow office.

The position reports direct to the Client Accounts Team Leader.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Periodic reporting to clients (standard reports plus additional as required)
  • Ensure accurate reconciliation of client reports (ie VAT, client statement etc)
  • Instruct Treasury department (following the relevant approvals) of the following:
  • 1) Demand Rent, Service charge and other monies from Tenants
  • 2) Collection of monies
  • 3) Transfer of Rent monies to client
  • 4) Amendments to Client Accounts
  • 5) Payment of client property related transactions
  • 6) General maintenance of client funds ie tenant refunds etc
  • Manage and maintain the Service charge funds of each property under remit
  • Manage and maintain the property and tenant (lease) database for all clients under remit
  • Liaison with Treasury Dept and client to ensure that cash-flow/funding for each property service charge is adequate
  • Carry out annual property service charge reviews and liaise with Asset Manager and service charge team to ensure completion within best practice guidelines
  • Carry out annual property service charge cash reconciliations including full balance sheet with narrative
  • Ad-hoc tasks/projects instructed by Client Accountant Team Leaders, Client Accounts Director and Head of Property Finance UK.
  • Ad-hoc tasks/projects instructed by Management
  • Ad-hoc tasks/projects instructed direct by Client.

Customers:

Internal:
Property Management consisting of Surveyors/Property Managers and Site staff, Regional Client Accountants and Treasury colleagues, Head of Property Management Finance. Other Savills departments/offices.

External:
Bankers - Royal Bank of Scotland/NatWest Bank. Clients. Tenants. Suppliers. Service charge accountants. RICS Auditors. ‘Outsourced ‘Internal’ Accountants.

Systems in operation, to be used to carry out the role:

  • MRI – property database and accounts system
  • Yardi – property database and accounts system
  • Client systems in operation – at present; MRI (Henderson Global Investors, JPMorgan and Pramerica versions of software), ECS
  • NatWest bank line
  • Barclays Business Master
  • Microsoft Office including Excel/Access
  • Savills Internal systems

Candidate Profile:

The individual who carries out the role of Client Accountant is strong and self-motivated. The individual has excellent organisation and communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels within the business as well as clients.

The individual will be a strong team player with the ability to meet deadlines. Due to the nature of Property Management the Client Accountant must be able to work in a varied and evolving department where tasks and deadlines are reviewed on a daily basis.

It is expected that the individual is to have a sound knowledge of an all-round nature with regards to Accounts, including the book entry process of clients/investment companies. It is expected that the individual be part qualified (ACCA level) or qualified by experience. Strong knowledge and experience of all ledgers is required in this regard.

There are no particular professional qualifications required for this position. It is expected that the individual be enthusiastic and willing to learn.

Application Details:

Please apply via e-mail enclosing a CV and your current salary details to:

Jackie Ross
JRoss@savills.com

Salary details available upon application, commensurate with experience and skills.

You are also invited to complete the following: Equal Opportunities Monitoring Information Form

The Company is an Equal Opportunities Employer. View our Equality and Diversity Policy.

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Key contacts

Jackie Ross

Jackie Ross

Director
Commercial Management

Savills Glasgow

+44 (0) 141 222 5888

+44 (0) 141 222 5888