Job Vacancy – Accounts Administrator

Hazells Chartered Surveyors
We are an independent firm of chartered surveyors specialising in residential lettings & management and commercial property. We operate from one busy office in central Bury St Edmunds and pride ourselves on offering a highly professional service to our clients.

This is a permanent position, Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. There will be a probation period of three months.

Job Title
Accounts Administrator and Bookkeeper.

Job Description
The role is centred on managing our client accounts based around property income and expenditure. You will also be responsible for the in-house office accounts. You will maintain our accounts using a combination of SageL50 and the firm’s dedicated property management software – CFP, from which you will receipt rents and pay landlords. Commercial clients will from time to time require assistance with figures for their VAT returns. You will need to be proficient in Sage Payroll and be able to prepare our office VAT returns. You should be competent in reconciling accounts on a monthly basis, data entry, payment processing and understanding accounting processes.
You will provide close support to our property teams where you will be responsible for raising rent and service charge demands, receipting rents and monitoring tenant payments. You will become involved with a number of property management matters on both the commercial and residential side of the business.
It is vital that you are proficient in the use of various computer software packages, particularly Sage and Microsoft Office. It is an advantage if you are familiar with a property management program.
You will need to be very well organised, discreet, conscientious and capable of dealing with a wide range of matters relating to accounts and be willing to assist in a variety of property management support roles. There is scope for the role to grow into other areas of the business.

The successful candidate should have attained a good standard of education and will ideally have attained an accounting qualification or have many years of relevant work experience.

You must be extremely competent with the use of Sage, word processing, spreadsheets, emails and other software. We currently run dedicated property management software called CFP and knowledge of this will be useful but not essential.

From 1 March 2020. Training will be provided.

Competitive salary based on experience.

20 paid days a year (pro rata), increasing by one day per year of employment to a maximum of 25 days, plus bank holidays.

The office is open Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

You will be enrolled into The Peoples Pension which you may opt out of if you have alternative arrangements.

Trial Period
Three month trial period during which either party may terminate the contract upon providing one week’s notice.

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To apply, please send your CV or relevant information to Jonathan Lloyd at our office address or by email at and we will contact you. If you have any queries you would like to discuss, then please do not hesitate to contact Jonathan. We will deal with all enquiries on a confidential basis.