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Finance Officer (Service Charges)


Salary Package: £32000 - £32100 per annum
Location: Didcot, England
Consultant: Kathy Rusher
Posted: 28/06/2024


Berry Recruitment are NOW hiring for an experienced and adaptable Finance Officer to work for a not-for-profit organisation in Didcot, Oxfordshire. This role id being offered on an 8 -12 Month Contract.

Role: Finance Officer (Service Charges)

Salary: £32,100 Per Annum

Location: Didcot – Hybrid working available,

Hours: Monday - Friday 37.5 Hours

Key Responsibilities of the Finance Officer:

  • To collect supplier cost data and collate into service charge spreadsheets, sense checking for reasonableness and querying any anomalies as they arise.

  • Ensure that grounds maintenance is allocated to properties on an agreed basis and recorded accurately,

  • To liaise with third party management companies and build good working relationships.

  • Sense checks the monthly mass electricity billing invoice to ensure reasonableness.

  • Query and rectify any anomalies with suppliers.

  • On an annual basis enter electricity usage into the service charge system to ensure that the cost is accurately recharged.

  • On a monthly basis enter ground maintenance, communal cleaning, window cleaning and fire protection invoices into the service charge system.

  • Review and sense check costs entered and query any anomalies as they arise with the relevant supplier.

  • To check service charges being charged to the company by third parties are fair and appropriate, liaising with the respective management companies/ landlords.

  • Liaise with 3rd party service providers for any queries from residents,

  • To liaise with the Development Team to ensure service charges for new build properties and acquisitions are set-up correctly prior to allocation of new tenancies.

  • To actively seek views of customers to ensure continuous improvement of the service, and to meet the changing needs of customers.

  • To contribute to and play an active part in the overall work and development of the Finance department, including cover, when necessary for the other sections of the Finance department

  • To provide information and assistance to both internal and external auditors

About you:

  • Some financial knowledge and experience

  • Excellent numeracy, financial and IT skills

  • Excellent administrative, organisational, interpersonal and communication skills

  • A positive and proactive approach to working with colleagues.

  • Ability to deal appropriately with confidential information and to use tact and diplomacy.

  • Ability to time manage workload and work to deadlines.

  • Ability to be flexible and to work alone or as part of a team whilst using. own initiative

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and ability to perform the duties of the job.