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Assistant Accountant

Grice Collins Long (GCL) is an established and highly successful practice of Chartered Surveyors based in Hertfordshire. We specialise in food & beverage, travel and retail including at-hand-retail. We also deal with shopping centres, high streets and out of town locations, where we represent Landlords with respect of leasing and management. 

THE ROLE 

This is an opportunity to join a growing team of dedicated colleagues who deliver the highest level of expertise and service to our Clients. 

Based at our offices in Hertfordshire this exciting role will involve all aspects of property accounting for new and existing portfolios, ranging from major motorway service areas and shopping centres to smaller commercial properties located around the UK. The successful candidate will work within the Accounts Team and will report to the Financial Director. 

JOB SPECIFICATION 

Tenant Involvement Raising tenant invoices for base rent, turnover rent, service charge, insurance and ad hoc amounts in line with the lease provisions Chasing tenant arrears Responding to tenant queries Posting tenant payments Managing RPI and turnover rent reviews Managing RPI service charge calculation uplifts Monitoring tenant turnover and managing the turnover submission and quarterly turnover uplift process 
Client Facing Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reports based on the individual client’s bespoke needs Liaising with clients in regard to pursuit of arrears Responding to client queries 
Property Accounting Preparing monthly reconciliations and VAT returns based on the property’s requirements Assisting with the preparation of annual service charge budgets Assisting with the year end service charge reconciliation including managing the external audit Monitoring property expenditure 

PERSON SPECIFICATION 

 Required Desirable 
Qualifications AAT Qualified ACCA or CIMA 
Experience Minimum two years post qualification accounting related experience Property accounting  
Knowledge Trial Balances Cash flow and forecasting Reconciliation practices Commercial leases Service Charge Budgets, apportionments and caps Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954 
Skills & Abilities Advanced Excel Ability to manage multiple clients Writing and presentational abilities Experience working in and across teams Demonstrated use of remote conferencing platforms such as Zoom or Teams Ability to manage own work TRAMPS or similar property management software Monday.com or similar work flow software 

PACKAGE 

Salary £23,000 pa - £28,000 pa 
Leave Generous starting annual leave allowance Four o’clock release on Fridays Office closure between Christmas and New Year 
Flexi Time and Hybrid Working Optional hybrid work schedule Flexibility with daily start and end times available 
Progression Support for additional qualifications and training Opportunity to grow the role and progress to Associate Director  

TO APPLY 

Send CV and Covering Letter to: Michelle Grice mgrice@gcllimited.com 
Closing Date 30 July 2021 
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