Service charge

Employment of Service Charges Accountant with the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

Being part of a collaborative team that gets our accounts back on track

In Kensington and Chelsea, we put local residents and businesses at the heart of decision-making, working in partnership with them to deliver quality services that are responsive, effective and efficient. Ensuring quality housing for both owners and residents of social housing is a priority. We generate significant revenue from major works and rental charges for the social housing stock, most of which is reinvested in maintenance, improvement and regeneration.

The role:

Following the pandemic, we have a backlog of rental charges and major accounting work to be completed. You will help us get back on track by calculating and reconciling charges and producing final accounts. Providing excellent service is important and your success will depend on working with a wide range of stakeholders, including colleagues and customers. You will also help to develop systems and organize the necessary audits. Managing large amounts of data and paying attention to detail is a major challenge.

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About you:

You will have a strong background in technical management accounting, including the operation of highly codified systems or systems controlling large capital projects. However, there is more to this role than just numbers: you will also have a deep understanding of the social housing sector and a strong drive for customer service.

Excellent computer skills, including handling complex spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel, are important. You ideally hold a CCAB chartered accountancy diploma (or equivalent) and have a good knowledge of rental charges. Good communication skills will help you make the most of this opportunity.

In return, you can expect a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension plan, and generous annual leave and holidays.

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