Service Charge Manager

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
Sector: Social Housing
Date Posted: 07/01/2022
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per year
Specialism: Finance
Ref: RB18925
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Would you consider yourself an expert in service charge accounting? Are you capable of managing three direct reports with a wider team of fourteen? Seeking a role with flexible working options and brilliant employee benefits? If yes, this could be your next role?

Robertson Bell are working with this leading housing provider whilst they recruit to a permanent Service Charge Manager role. Reporting into the Head of Finance Shared Services you will lead a large team and be responsible for all service charge and rent accounting.

Duties for the role will include:

  • Management of the service charge and rent teams, providing direction, offering necessary support and running appraisals and performance reviews.
  • Lead on any recruitment for your team and assist with the training of new starters.
  • Determine each team members responsibilities during the accounting life cycle and ensure processes and procedures are well documented.
  • Hold regular meetings with stakeholders, challenging their spend and assisting with future budget setting.
  • Oversee the timely production of service charge statements at year-end.
  • Ensure service charges offer value for money and are affordable for tenants.
  • Oversee the maintenance and required updates of the organisations rent policy.
  • Lead on all submissions of rent related data and ensure all accounts of residents reflect accurate adjustments and charges.
  • Review systems and ensure they are fit for purpose and enable an efficient working environment.
  • Work closely with internal and external auditors.

This permanent Service Charge Manager role will best suit someone from a varied background in housing with a solid understanding of service charge accounting. The organisation offers generous employee benefits including the option of buying and selling annual leave, wellbeing initiatives, highly flexible working, length of service awards and performance related bonuses. The role will require one to two visits per week to the organisations head office in south Leicestershire.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Either a fully qualified Accountant or qualified by experience.
  • Highly experienced in service charge accounting.
  • A first class communicator.
  • Confident driving change and improving processes.
  • Be an experienced people manager.
  • A confident user of Excel.

Our client is reviewing CV’s on a rolling basis so please do not hesitate in applying to learn more!

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