Assistant Accountant (Rent & Service Charges)

Rents and Service Charge - Greater Manchester, North West

Ref: 612Thursday 16 March 2023

£34K, excellent pension & holidays. Fully agile/hybrid available.

We are looking for an Assistant Accountant (Rent & Service Charges) to join this Manchester-based growing and evolving Social Housing provider. You will join a team passionate about delivering excellent service to their tenants, enabling them to prosper and thrive as a community.


You will assist in the delivery of budgeting, financial reporting, and calculation of rent and service charge income and expenditure. You’ll be a proactive champion within the finance team, supporting others in their understanding of service charges.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the review of service charge expenditure on a monthly basis
  • Lead the review of the day-to-day repairs carried out in communal areas working alongside the sales, leasehold, and commercial teams
  • Variance analysis, analysing against budget and projection and quantifying any potential impact to year-end & future years budgets
  • Support the delivery of the rent and service charge I&E budgets
  • Maintain the database of target rents
  • Help ensure the ground rent notifications are issued


  • Experience of working in a finance and service charge environment with the ability to explain complex financial matters to non-financial colleagues
  • Demonstrable experience of applying rent & service charges policies and procedures
  • Part qualified Accountant, actively studying towards a full qualification, with financial and management accounting experience
  • A natural advocate of continuous improvement 
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Good knowledge of service charge legislation


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