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Senior Client Accountant - Hybrid

Knight Frank LLP
Leeds, West Yorkshire/Homeworking
Competitive salary
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

Job Details

We are looking to hire a Senior Client Accountant role to work on one of our largest instructions as part of the national portfolio team. This includes assisting on the day to day client accounting and reporting on a portfolio of UK Industrial and Office buildings.






Knight Frank is the leading independent property consultancy in the UK offering agency and professional advice across Commercial, Residential and Rural sectors.  Established in 1896, Knight Frank now comprises a global network of over 335 offices. 


Our Commercial Property Asset Management department has a vacancy for a Senior Client Accountant to provide support to the Partners and team. The role is to work on one of our largest instructions as part of the national portfolio team. The role includes assisting on the day to day client accounting and reporting on a portfolio of UK Industrial and Office buildings. The successful candidate will join the team who are dedicated to this specific client.


The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:


  • Preparing monthly reporting as required Attendance at client meetings and regularly reporting to the client
  • Preparation of variance analysis with explanations for them
  • Rent Raising and other adhoc charges
  • Organising and Managing cash balances for rent and non recoverable items including payovers and funding requests
  • Processing database amendments on the system
  • Assisting with service charge budgeting, reconciliation and cash reconciliation Proving support for junior staff
  • Liaison with credit control, purchase ledger & treasury teams  
  • We would expect the successful candidate to liaise with Surveyors and on site staff based in different locations through the country and also with the specialist teams within the accounts team e.g. Treasury, Accounts Payable and Credit Control.
  • We would also expect the candidate to be confident in dealing directly with client and tenant queries.


We are looking for an organised, driven and energetic individual who can pick up systems quickly and has a good accounting knowledge. They need to have a proven track record of delivering to a high standard in line with all set deadlines. Ideally we are looking for someone for with relevant experience of working in a property agency environment.




Full Client/Management Accounting:


  • Knowledge & Experience of Client Reporting in various formats
  • Production of Client Statements and supporting reports in line with Client KPI’s Happy to attend and present to reporting at client meetings
  • Tax reporting & HMRC Submissions (CIS, VAT, NRL).
  • Distribution of Rental Income & Control of Cash Balances
  • Database & Lease Administration Full Client & Tenant liaison  


Service Charge Accounting:


  • Service charge reviews & Cash Reconciliations
  • Control of Void Liabilities & Caps
  • Cashflows & Budget Variance
  • Analysis Liaising with 3rd Party Auditors  


Working with:


  • Client accountants - Supervision and assisting more junior members of the team
  • Credit control Purchase ledger
  • Treasury Surveyors, Facility Management, On-site staff, Associates, Partners  




  •  Experienced Client Accountant or Senior Client
  • Accountant experience within a similar environment  

Systems Experience:

  • Yardi
  • Voyager Payscan Proficient Microsoft Excel & Word skills  


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Please note: this is a Direct Search led by Knight Frank. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted nor will fees be paid for unsolicited CVs, even if provided by PSL agencies.


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At Knight Frank, our commitment to our purpose means that we empower our people to have autonomy in their role and everyone is encouraged to think and share ideas for how we can make the difference through our work and behaviour. For our clients, our purpose drives us to provide innovative solutions that add tangible value across a variety of sectors and services. Wherever you work with us in the world, you’ll be surrounded by passionate, energetic and inspiring people who care about the work they do and the people they work alongside.

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