Role details

Finance Manager - Property

Leeds   •   £35,000 - £45,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Growing Property company based in Leeds City Centre
  • Property / Real Estate experience is essential

About Our Client

Growing Property business based in Leeds City Centre are looking to add a Finance Manager to their team. The company is rapidly expanding both in headcount in the UK and acquiring portfolios and further assets.

Job Description

Finance Manager

This role will suit a 'hands on' Finance Manager with Property Experience that likes variety or someone looking to step into a Finance Manager position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead, manage, motivate and be responsible for the performance of any staff employed to assist with the financial management of the business.
  • Report to the Client on a regular basis (in the standard reporting format as updated from time to time) to include:
      • Monthly/quarterly income and expenditure reporting
      • KPI management and variance analysis
      • Debtors reconciliation
      • Creditors reconciliation
      • VAT reporting and VAT reconciliation, including monthly quarterly reports in accordance with the Client's reporting requirements with HMRC
      • Bank schedule and bank reconciliations
      • Reporting, if necessary to enable the Client to meet the monthly reporting requirements for HMRC under the CIS schem
  • Independently close the month-end for all properties under management including posting of accruals and prepayments.
  • Monthly/quarterly reforecasting of financial performance for the property management business.
  • Responsibility for AR - Issue rent, insurance, service charge, turnover rent and other demands (and/or invoices) for payment under the terms of the various lease agreements.
  • Responsibility for AP - Arrange for payment to suppliers from Client Funds in respect of all Expenditure & arrange for head-rent payment from Client Funds - calculation of complex head rent provisions will be at additional fees.
  • Treasury -Operate client money bank accounts in accordance with the RICS Members' Accounts Rules (including Occupier deposits and sinking funds). Promptly transfer rent monies received to clients.
  • Ensuring the accounting system (Yardi Genesis II) is always kept up to date with accounting data.

The Successful Applicant

  • You will need to have relevant Real Estate/Property experience - currently or historically within a property accounting environment.
  • It would be advantageous if you are a qualified accountant but it is not a prerequisite.
  • Candidates who have a real estate fund accounting, management accounting or property accounting background will also be considered.
  • You need to be a strong communicator and ideally, you will have experience using Yardi as a property management system.
  • Great initiative and hands-on attitude - able to see issues as they arise and respond/escalate as needed.
  • Strong attention to detail, enjoy building and maintaining calendars, timetables and checklists to ensure the finance tasks run smoothly.
  • Great technical ability.
  • Eager to learn and absorb information from the team, process and contribute own viewpoint/opinion.
  • Strong Excel and accounting system skills (experience of the Yardi management system is desirable)
  • Informal, effective communications style at various levels across the organisation.
  • Positive, resilient attitude, confident and self-assured - you will be working closely with and business partnering non-finance people so you will need to be able to influence and provide financial advice.

What's on Offer

Competitive salary + discretionary annual bonus, pension and 25 days holiday

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