Senior Client Accountant – Bristol

Permanent Full Time – Bristol Office

We have a position available immediately in our Bristol Office for a Client Accountant. The role will encompass all aspects of Client Accounting and applicants will need to demonstrate a good working knowledge of purchase ledger, sales ledger, nominal ledger, VAT, bank reconciliations, general reconciliation and RICS regulations.

As a firm Hartnell Taylor Cook LLP aspire to the highest standard of professionalism and the successful candidate is expected to embrace our core values.

Key responsibilities: –

  • Ensure that all client and property accounting services are delivered to a consistently high standard and to the service levels required by the client
  • Reconciliation of rent ledgers and payment of funds to clients
  • Review of VAT reports and client statements
  • Liaising with service charge accountant and surveyors to ensure the completion of end of year accounts are closed without any undue delay
  • Ensuring that charges are raised in accordance with the lease and RICS guidelines
  • Liaise with surveyors to monitor service charge budgets, maintain cash flow and adhoc      queries
  • Variance reporting
  • Deal with surveyor, tenant and client queries
  • Assist with the implementation of new properties or instructions onto the TRAMPS system
  • Manage void funding, update on account charges and production interest reports and charges
  • Manage electricity accounts and recharges to tenants
  • Review bank reconciliations and bank transfers
  • Review purchase ledger and sales ledger information to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Perform adhoc accounting functions as and when required

Main Accountabilities:-

·       Responsible for the accuracy and completeness of 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 maintaining and collating supporting information as required

  • First point of contact with designated clients and tenants
  • Ensure that services are delivered in accordance with agreed contracts and timescales

Skills and Experience:-


  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Previously worked in a Client Accountant (or equivalent) role within a commercial property environment
  • A good understanding of the principles of financial and management accounting
  • A strong work ethic and as part of a team meet strict deadlines ensuring a high level of numeracy, accuracy and therefore impeccable attention to detail
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Have the ability to analyse financial information and disseminate to non-finance people


  • Good working knowledge of Tramps, Bluebox, Yardi or equivalent
  • Knowledge of RICS, VAT and NRL guidelines and procedures

What we can offer you: –

  •     Competitive salary
  •     Bonus scheme
  •     25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  •     Laptop and mobile phone
  •     Study support / Continuing Professional Development 
  •     Auto enrolment pension scheme (5% Employee, 4% Employer)
  •     Life insurance 4 x salary
  •     Flexible benefits including health cash plan, Holiday purchase, Cycle to work, gym and retail discounts
  •     Employee Assistance Program
  •     Volunteering policy
  •     Professional subscription / fees

To apply, please contact Kate Davis, Talent Manager: [email protected]


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