Service Charge Accounts Assistant in Luton at Haines Watts

Date Posted: 9/18/2019

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Service Charge Accounts Assistant

As a thriving business advisory, offering 13 specialist service lines, we are dedicated to delivering the best possible service to owner-managed and SME businesses across the UK.

Our key to achieving this is through our knowledgeable, energetic and agile team who work hard to assist our client's businesses, helping them not only with their day-to-day business needs but also to build and deliver their business strategies, goals and ambitions.

We always seek the best talent, looking for individuals who are technically brilliant, solution-focused and continually strive to be the best in class. Each member of our team plays an integral part in creating the unique feel and culture of our business, which in turn helps us continue to grow, develop and evolve.

Position: Service Charge Accounts Assistant

Location: Flitwick, MK45 1DU (with some regional travel where needed)

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Circa £15,000 per annum, depending on experience

About the role:

Due to the growing success of our business and the service charge division, we are looking to appoint a Service Charge Accounts Assistant to provide support to all members within the dedicated team of service charge experts. As one of the country's leading specialist firm of Chartered Accountants within this sector, our national portfolio features many of the UK's leading property management companies including some well-known household names.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working directly with our dedicated service charge teams in both Flitwick and Southampton
  • Assisting the service charge team with accounts and administration support
  • Creating key working relationships both internally with colleagues and externally with clients
  • Developing sound commercial awareness along with key skills around communication, teamwork and technical ability
  • Supporting on a portfolio of clients throughout the year; managing timetables/expectations, anticipating costs, raising fee invoices etc
  • Preparation of service charge accounts (including those under FRS102, 1A and 105)
  • Utilising and promoting the use of cloud technology within our client base including the conversion of existing clients
  • Preparing client deliverables, building relationships with the client (including their staff) and acting as an ambassador for the business
  • Initiate and work with other teams across the region (including other service lines) to the benefit of the client including referring opportunities where relevant and minimising risk (to both the business and the client)
  • You will be expected to attend training to further develop and maintain your technical skills and if not yet attained to work towards a professional qualification

About you:

  • Minimum of 1 years' experience in a practice or service charge environment
  • Either Degree / AAT qualified or working towards a professional qualification
  • Must demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst management, the wider team and with clients
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to think analytically and a high level of attention to detail
  • Team player, with the ability to multi-task, flexible and can work under pressure
  • Ability to demonstrate strong organisational skills; wise planning, time optimisation and prioritisation
  • Drive and resilience to deliver high levels of customer service

What is on offer:

  • Circa £15,000 per annum, depending on experience
  • Study support offered for a variety of training courses
  • Rewards and incentives
  • Flexible benefits - self-service benefits platform
  • Quarterly functions and events
  • Parking on-site
  • Friendly and inclusive working environment
  • Regular training and development