Service Charge Controller/Accountant






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Job Summary

Macdonald & Company are delighted to be working with a highly reputable national consultancy who are seeking a detail-oriented and experienced Service Charge Accountant to join their dynamic team in Brighton. As a Service Charge Accountant, you will play a crucial role in assisting in the preparation and completion of service charge year end reporting on both commercial and residential portfolios. This position requires a strong understanding of financial reporting, meticulous attention to detail, and effective communication skills.


  1. Expenditure Reporting:
    • Produce detailed expenditure reports, ensuring accuracy and correction of posting errors.
  2. Communication and Query Resolution:
    • Distribute detailed reports to relevant property managers in a timely manner.
    • Address and resolve any queries raised by property managers regarding the reports.
    • Collaborate with property managers to ensure accurate and comprehensive financial data.
  3. Audit Preparation and Support:
    • Facilitate the distribution of reports to auditors as necessary.
    • Collaborate with auditors to address any queries and provide necessary documentation.
    • Ensure all audit-related activities are completed accurately and within established timelines.
  4. Prepayments and Accruals:
    • Post prepayments and accruals accurately to reflect financial commitments.
    • Maintain a systematic approach to tracking and recording prepayments and accruals.
  5. Year-End Monitoring:
    • Continually monitor year-end financial status.
    • Maintain accurate records of progress throughout the financial year.
  6. Auditor Queries:
    • Respond promptly and comprehensively to any additional queries raised by auditors.
    • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to gather required information for audit purposes.
  7. Confirmation and Distribution:
    • Distribute confirmed accounts to relevant property managers upon finalisation.
    • Ensure timely and accurate communication of financial results.
  8. Finalisation of Accounts:
    • Facilitate the finalisation of service charge accounts.
    • Ensure a smooth turnover of financial periods, meeting all necessary deadlines.
  • Essential Accounting Skills (Bookkeeping, including accruals, prepayments, and Bank)
  • Proven experience in service charge accounting or a similar financial role.
  • Strong understanding of financial reporting principles and practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in relevant accounting software and Microsoft Excel.
If you are a dedicated and detail-oriented professional with a passion for accurate financial reporting, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Get in touch with Calum Moylan on 0207 318 5880 or


Hybrid Working Policy
Discretionary Bonus
Calum Moylan


Calum Moylan

Associate Director

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