Property Management Accountant

  • Permanent
  • London SE1
  • Salary: £ 28000.00 per annum
  • Job Reference: JS/HQ00011852
Job Title: Property Management Accountant      
Contractual Location:   London, Birmingham and Manchester office      
Reports to: Regional Property Finance Manager      
Band/Grade:   £28 – £35k per annum + benefits  
Our client, a national public health care organisation is currently on the search for a Property Management Accountant to join their team in London office. The closing date for applicants is the 25th January 2019.    
Reporting to the regional Property Finance Manager the successful candidate will be a member of the regional Property Finance Team working closely with Property Managers to present and analyse property financial data.      
A key processor the role requires extensive use of excel and Oracle to enable interrogation of data and performing adjustments as required. Key responsibilities include billing processing, reconciliations of property cost models and regional month end accounts preparation.        
The post holder will liaise with internal customers and external customers as required, act as a point of contact for the property accountants, analyse Oracle information as instructed, process adjustments, review invoices and payments, help clear work flows, prepare and upload billing schedules, prepare Heads of Terms financial information and manage queries from property colleagues and the wider finance team.      
Whilst the role will focus on the internal processes and transactions the post holder will also be available to assist in meetings and communications with external stake holders under the instruction of the Property Finance Manager if required and will also deal with internal reporting if necessary.      
As a member of the wider team the post holder will also be required to assist in other daily property finance functions as required and will provide cover in the event of other Property Management Accountants being on leave.      
Key Accountabilities      
Property Cost Models (PCM)
  • To maintain the PCMs as instructed by the property managers and to provide robust financial data to support the costs within the PCM.
  • To generate recharge statements from the PCMs.
  • To create billing upload templates from the PCMs.
  • To generate bills on Oracle using the information contained within the PCMs.
  • To perform monthly reconciliations from the PCM to the Oracle accounts.
  • To investigate variances arising from the reconciliations.
  • To prepare CCG summary statements in relation to relevant cost centres using PCM data.
Oracle Transactions      
  • To manage the month end processing including posting journals and running month end reports on Oracle.
  • To upload billing templates via the sales order process on oracle.
  • To process credit memo requests as required.
  • To investigate and analyse individual accounts as requested.
  • To present variance analysis reports against budget/forecast.
  • To investigate variances.
  • To generate reports from Oracle as requested.
  • Participate in internal audits as needed.
  • Prepare additional reports for the wider property team as required.
  • To work with colleagues in order to resolve any queries on the company's ledger.
  • To work with other Shared Business Services to resolve queries.
  • Tracking, maintaining and analysing cost centre data.
  • Update customer details on Oracle as needed.
  • Maintain the cost centre listing.
  • Analyse and reconcile ledger balances as requested.
  • Prepare detailed analysis to assist in the resolution of property finance queries.
  • Provide financial information as requested for inclusion in management accounts/reports and/or property specific reports.
  • Assist and communicate the agreed monthly Finance Reporting timetable.
  • To respond to finance inbox queries in relation to the Oracle ledger as required by your manager.
  • Communicating proactively within the finance team and the wider company as necessary.
  • Interacting with other departments as required resolving property accounting queries.
  • Interact with our internal and external customers.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Participate in finance team events as required (along with other team members).
  • Prioritise own workload and communicate effectively with property accountant to agree priorities.
  • Participate in all aspects of continuous improvement to processes.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the finance staff
  • Participate and contribute to Finance Team meetings.
  • Develop and maintain detailed knowledge of the LIFT companies and the tenants in the LIFT buildings.
Problem Solving and Innovation:
  • The role requires a level of working to resolve irregularities in accounting information, reconciling systems reports and providing detailed analysis.
  • The post holder will interact within the finance team, the North region, the wider company and with external customers and stakeholders.
Person Specification      
Qualifications/Knowledge & Application:      
  • Educated to 'A' level or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Part qualified accountant.
  • Proven track record in accounting and finance as a ledger clerk.
  • Evidence of on-going continuous professional development.
  • Advanced Oracle and Oracle BI user.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.  
  • Ability to prioritise and manage time effectively and apply concentrated effort to deliver results on time.
  • High level numeracy and literacy.
  • Ability to pay rigorous attention to detail.
  • Able to readily understand new and complex subjects.
  • CIMA or similar qualification.
  • IT qualification.
  • Knowledge of NHS and the LIFT environment.
  • Advanced excel user.

Start Date: 14 Jan 2019