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Portfolio Accountant

You will be responsible for the preparation, accuracy and integrity of the accounting records of a designated portfolio of properties. Additionally, you will maintain the accuracy of all purchase invoices, credit control, reporting processes and procedures. You will actively contribute to the delivery of the highest levels of service and demonstrate excellent financial capabilities.

Reports To

Finance Director

Working Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00am-5.30pm plus ad hoc evening meetings

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Preparation of year end accounts including re-allocation of costs
  • Approval of draft accounts, liaising with the board and property manager
  • Responsibility for audit process, liaising with external auditors and filing with the relevant property team
  • Responsibility for statutory accounts filed with Companies House and Inland Revenue
  • Preparation of budget templates, including uploading onto the system
  • Preparation of management reports on a monthly or quarterly basis
  • Assist with the preparation of Void Reporting to Clients
  • Monitor the cash flow and manage outstanding creditors on regularly basis
  • Assist property managers in relation to additional financial queries, projects or information as required
  • Assisting with day-to-day management of bought ledger
  • Matching, coding and processing a high volume of invoices on a daily basis
  • Processing cheques or BACS payments on a regular basis
  • Dealing with any payment or invoice queries that occur and ensuring all issues are resolved
  • Assisting with month-end process and preparation of creditor reports
  • Implementing and operating new accountancy software

Core Competencies

  • Recognised accounting qualification / qualified by experience / part qualified / studying to a recognised accounting qualification (CIMA / ACCA / ACA)
  • Significant experience in an accounting role
  • Proven ability to and handle confidential information and provide advice sensitive matters that may involve the general public and handling issues and queries with professionalism
  • Knowledge of accounting systems – Propman/Yardi/Sage/Qube

Candidate Requirements

  • BUSINESS AWARENESS – Has an up to date and detailed understanding of our Product and the needs of all our customers and stakeholders
  • MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS – Builds and maintains good relationships with customers and colleagues by adopting the most appropriate approach to deal with people and situations. Anticipates, responds to and seeks to exceed the expectations of existing and potential customers
  • COMMUNICATION – Conveys accurate information effectively using the most appropriate methods to reflect the needs of the audience and ensure mutual understanding
  • INTEGRITY – Shows support for NPG’s values – particularly demonstrating the highest levels of confidentiality, honesty and integrity
  • PERSONAL ORGANISATION – A Self-starter and an independent thinker, happy to forge forward with new initiatives and challenge the status quo. Demonstrates efficiency in one’s use of time and works in a well-structured and detailed way
  • SELF CONTROL – Performs effectively by keeping emotions under control, particularly in stressful and difficult situations Takes responsibility for personal improvement, learning from experience and new situations
  • ADAPTABILITY – Responds positively to changing business circumstances and readily adapts behaviour to maintain effective performance
  • THOROUGHNESS – Is accurate, pays attention to detail and ensures tasks are completed on time

Our Group Vision

We seek to create and manage places and properties that make a sustainable and positive difference to people communities and the planet

Our Group First Principles

  • We’re Human – We are all human. That’s why we always act with respect, honesty, integrity and empathy
  • We’re inquisitive and insightful – We always ask ‘Why’ as we like to fully understand the issues before we act. We’re hungry for knowledge and are instinctively insightful, we can provide an informed point of view at all times
  • We’re connected communicators – We’re always connected. Whether that’s connected through our relationships, having our fingers on the pulse when it comes to trends or our smart use of technology, being connected keeps us one step ahead
  • We’re brave and bold – We’re never afraid to make decisions. We are empowered to challenge the status quo and are constantly committed to find and deliver new ways of doing things. We hire potential, not politicians
  • We’re data-driven – We take data seriously. Data, in all its forms, provides the basis for us to be an effective and efficient business

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