Client Accountant - #57836

Savills Middle East


Date: 1 week ago
City: Sharjah
Contract type: Full time
The Role

This role sits with the Property Management Client Accounting Team. The role involves managing the day to client accounting responsibilities on the relevant portfolio. Working alongside other client accountants and property management teams to ensure that all financial aspects of the portfolios are managed accordingly.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reporting to clients (standard and client specific reporting) ensuring all SLAs and KPIs are adhered to
  • Ensure accurate reconciliation of income and expenditure
  • Point of contact for client queries, providing support and advice where necessary
  • Internal point of contact for colleagues working closely to ensure all client deliverables are met
  • Maintain/Oversee housekeeping of property & leases data on financial database
  • Assist with ad hoc tasks as and when required
  • Management of client and property cash-flow and funding
  • Annual property budget reviews and liaise with Property Manager and FM Team to ensure completion within best practice guidelines
  • Compliance with Savills policies and procedures
  • Attend client and internal meetings as and when required
  • Instruct Treasury department (following the relevant approvals) of the following;
    • Collection of monies
    • Amendments to Client Accounts
    • Payment of client property related transactions
    • General maintenance of client funds i.e. tenant refunds etc.
Clients and Business Development

  • Build good client rapport through day to day liaison, aligned to the Savills brand
  • Have a full awareness of the Savills business to pass cross selling opportunities to management

People

  • Work as a team member, sharing knowledge and experience to enhance efficiencies
  • Work closely with team members to deliver team goals and objectives

Systems and Process

  • Ability to follow end to end process, identifying and recommending process change to maximise efficiencies and encourage this in others
  • Microsoft Office suite knowledge and skills

Essential Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • Fluent speaker of the English language

Essential Experience

  • 5+ years experience in accounting, with a strong emphasis on account and bank reconciliation.
  • Comprehensive understanding of accounting principles and practices, particularly related to reconciliation processes.
  • Proficiency in utilising accounting software for reconciliation purposes, such as QuickBooks, SAP, Oracle, Yardi etc
  • Demonstrated ability to reconcile complex accounts and identify discrepancies with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Proficient in conducting bank reconciliations, including matching transactions, investigating variances, and resolving discrepancies.
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret financial data and reconcile discrepancies effectively.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities, with the capacity to resolve reconciliation issues efficiently and independently.
  • Effective communication skills to collaborate with internal teams and external stakeholders regarding reconciliation matters.
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality and integrity in handling sensitive financial information.
  • Experience in working with/in a client and customer facing role

Desirable Experience

  • Real Estate background
  • Experience in developing and implementing reconciliation procedures to streamline processes and improve accuracy.

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