Rents & Service Charge Officer/Analyst - West London
Rents & Service Charge Officer/Analyst
My client is a renowned name in the affordable housing space. They are looking for an experienced Rents & Service Charge Officer/Analyst to join their incredibly busy Home Ownership team.
Working from home due to the current climate you will be responsible for setting service charges for new homes handing over from developers, including analysing any management company charges and identifying any additional services which need to be provided the company and estimating their cost. You will also be responsible for producing accurate service charge budgets.
Using your knowledge and understanding of legislation, regulation and best practice to ensure rents and service charges are compliant and providing advice and assistant to the team across the business.
Key duties include:
- Responsible for maximising service charge income through estimating all service charges based on actual costs where possible for all tenure types (i.e. tenants, leaseholders, shared owners and freeholders) with reference to financial budgets, current legislation and agreements.
- Preparing service charge budgets for new schemes
- Responsible for advising on and preparing draft service charge budgets for potential future bid to assess feasibility.
- Responsible for reconciling actual service charge costs against estimated service charge costs, to produce year end accounts.
- Maintaining and updating systems and/or spreadsheets.
- Ensuring rents are set compliantly with legislation, regulatory requirements and our policy for shared ownership leases and rented tenancies.
- Preparing for audits
About you/ Experience & Skills Required:
- Ideally you will have 2 years’ experience in Service Charge Accounting within the housing sector (public or private)
- Knowledge of the affordable housing sector, regulatory and legal requirements and an expert understanding of service charge legislation and practice.
- Experience participating in rent reviews.
- Preparing year end accounts in a timely manner.
- Knowledge of housing management systems.
- Strong Microsoft Excel skills; VLookUps, Pivot Tables, Conditional Formatting etc.
- Organised and efficient worker.
- Ability to work independently, whilst being comfortable asking for help or guidance when needed.
- You are self-driven, accountable and embrace change and opportunity.
£30,000 - £35,000 + an annual discretionary bonus and other benefits.
Due to the current climate you will be set up and working from home and if/when things return to normal, you will be required to work in their offices in London.