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Assistant Client Accountant

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The role

The position of Assistant Client Accountant is integral to the delivery of property financial services to a varied client base. The role is to support the Senior Client accountant and/or Client accountant(s) to ensure services are delivered to a consistently high quality and standard, promptly and efficiently.

 

Key deliverables

To include, but not restricted to:

·          Supporting the Senior Client accountant and/or Client Accountant(s), with the delivery of a property accounting service to both Owner and Occupier clients

·          May include direct responsibility for small client portfolios

·          Responding to routine enquiries from Clients (correspondence, emails, telephone calls, etc.)

·          Financial analysis e.g. analysing property expenditure, manipulating figures, reformatting imported information

·          Managing data held on property databases and contributing to the establishment and improvement of robust processes to ensure accuracy.

·          Liaise with Estate Managers to ensure that service charge budgets, both payable and receivable, are accurate

·          Reviewing month-end property balances, bank balances and bank reconciliations, including chasing up and clearing of unreconciled items

·          Preparation of period end reporting to Clients

·          Preparing and submitting Client reports in absence of Senior Client Accountant /Client Accountants

·          Dealing with Ad hoc reporting and requests

 

SERVICE CHARGE

Service Charges and Cash Reconciliations are a fundamental part of what we do and the Assistant Accountant will be responsible along with the Client Accountant for:

 

  • Completion of the Service Charge year ends including billing Balancing Charges to occupiers
  • Completion of quarterly cash reconciliations of sub ledgers and ensuring any reconciling items are cleared in a timely manner. 

Responsibilities

Financial

  • Has an awareness of wider team or department budget

 

Clients and Business Development

·    Is proactive in building relationships with internal clients and responsive and helpful to

    external clients

·    Functional or specialist competence with relevant understanding of business/

    departmental context

·    Completes own work under minimal supervision/guidance

·    Can deal with novel or difficult situations within context of own function or specialism

 

People

·    Active team player

·    Shares expertise with colleagues

·    Proactively communicates to colleagues and others

 

Systems and Process

·    Manages, co-ordinates, implements and develops a range of important activities,

    processes, functions or relationships

·    Makes some decisions within field of expertise

·    Is conscious of process and takes steps to protect interests of BNP Paribas Real

    Estate

·    May contribute to BNP Paribas Real Estate projects

 

Person specification

Desirable Qualifications

  • Studying towards an accounting qualification e.g. CIMA / ACCA / AAT etc. 

Desirable Skills

  • Property management and accounting packages for managing agents

Essential Skills

  • Advanced MS office

Essential Experience

·  Proven work experience in a demanding financial environment, preferably within the

   property sector

·  Must be numerate and pay close attention to detail

 

BNP Paribas Real Estate is proud to be an inclusive employer, as recognised by our RICS Inclusive Employer status and the Stonewall Equality Index.