Bnp Paribas Jobs – Accountant

Website BNP Paribas

Job Description:

The Accountant works with a small team of Accountants and Client Accountants and is responsible for supporting in all aspects of client and property accounting within a designated portfolio. The Accountant works with the team to coordinate our accounting service delivery to both external and internal clients. In addition, there may be a requirement from time to time to work on project type activities. In respect of such projects, there may be a direct reporting line to a member of the Client Finance Senior Management Team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in internal and external audits of financial information, procedures and controls
  • Responsible for the accuracy and completeness of designated client accounting records, including client statements and/or profit and loss and balance sheet reporting, VAT and other tax reporting, charges to tenants and clients, rent deposits, and bank, cash, and service charge reconciliations, maintaining and collating supporting information as required
  • Adhere to all agreed procedures and controls
  • Review property expenditure on a regular basis, agreeing the accuracy of coding with surveyors and facilities managers, resolving queries with suppliers and actioning any amendments required
  • Calculate and compile completion statements on sale of properties or their transfer to other agents
  • Agree interest charges on late payments and write-off of uncollectable charges with the surveyor responsible
  • Attend client meetings as required and work with clients to understand their needs
  • Regularly review funding to ensure clients’ payment obligations can be met and that monies collected are paid over without delay in accordance with banking requirements
  • Report client service delivery issues and routine key performance indicators
  • Ensure that postings are made promptly, efficiently, and accurately, performing checks of work undertaken on the portfolio by other members of the Client Finance team in accordance with agreed procedures and controls
  • Ensure that data pertaining to the portfolio is complete and accurate
  • Compile, check and deliver regular reports in accordance with agreed timescales, ensuring all necessary reviews have been undertaken and signed-off before issue
  • Oversee the set up and continued maintenance of the chart of accounts, sub ledger structure, banking rules and transaction types pertaining to the allocated portfolio
  • Assist in identifying and resolving the allocation of unidentified receipts
  • Liaise with the credit control team to understand the arrears position and report to clients accordingly
  • Specific project deliverables as may arise from time to time, as defined by the Client Finance Senior Management Team
  • Understand and document specific client reporting requirements and operating procedures, and ensure that services are delivered in accordance with the agreed contract
  • Monitor rent, service charge, rates, and similar payments made on the clients’ behalf, ensure that these are made in accordance with the terms and, where appropriate, that associated tax receipts are obtained and filed or passed to the client as required
  • Respond promptly to routine queries from clients, tenants and colleagues
  • Ensure at all times that client bank accounts are not overdrawn
  • Ensure routine charges are raised on a timely basis in accordance with lease and budgetary requirements
  • Complete all statutory reporting required on behalf of the client
  • Ensure all service charge reconciliations are completed within agreed deadlines of period end in accordance with client requirements and that any balancing charges and/or adjustments are processed promptly
  • Complete month/quarter and year end processes and ensure appropriate accounting periods are maintained
  • Ensure that data held on Tramps maps to the client systems chart of accounts and the all transactional reporting is in a format which can be uploaded to the client’s financial systems
  • Ensure that processes and procedures are adopted across disciplines to ensure that accurate and timely accrual based accounting entries are calculated and posted monthly for deferred income and expenditure, accrued income and expenditure, prepayments and accruals
  • Manages, co-ordinates, implements and develops a range of important activities, processes, functions or relationships
  • Is proactive in building relationships with internal clients and responsive and helpful to external clients

Job Requirements:

  • Qualified or part-qualified in a recognised accounting qualification (CIMA, ACCA, AAT) with an appreciation of client reporting requirements, ideally in a property related role, or qualified by experience with at least three years property finance experience.
  • Self-motivated, responsible and organised
  • Ability to juggle priorities and recognise when to ask for guidance
  • Committed to the provision of excellent customer service and to meeting deadlines
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Property management and accounting packages for managing agents
  • Demonstrable understanding of basic bookkeeping, internal and external financial reporting, financial operations and associated processes and controls.
  • Knowledge of property accounting, service charges, CIS and/or property VAT an advantage
  • Highly numerate with strong attention to detail and excellent verbal and written communication skills

Job Details:

Company: BNP Paribas

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Birmingham, GB

Application Deadline: N/A

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