Financial Accountant

City of London Permanent
  • An exciting opportunity to work in a hybrid Accounts team
  • Excellent benefits

About Our Client

The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, commonly known as Gray's Inn, is one of the four Inns of Court (professional associations for barristers and judges) in London. To be called to the bar in order to practise as a barrister in England and Wales, an individual must belong to one of these inns.

Job Description

  • Provide advice and support to the Director of Finance.
  • Control of the property management software and responsibility for issuing accurate billing of rents, service charges and insurance to tenants.
  • Working closely with Estates team in the management of debtors and tenant service charges.
  • Have responsibility for the annual reconciliation of service charges and liaising with the Auditors in the production of Service Charge Certificates.
  • Liaising with Finance teams for outsourced provision of Estates services.
  • Liaising with the catering team in the maintenance of private function deposits, billing of their clients and debtors.
  • Responsibility for the billing of the quarterly Bench Commons (members) accounts.
  • Daily Bank reconciliations and the collation and posting of all daily income from Hall Lunch, Bar and parking.
  • Management of Direct Debit collections.
  • Completion of month and year end procedures on a timely basis including reconciliation of Paypal income; monthly and annual recharges, invoicing for parking permits.
  • Payment of annual scholarship awards.
  • Assist in the year end audit programme for the Inn, Scholarships Trust and Charitable Trust.
  • Provide income analysis to support in the preparation of annual budgets.
  • Understanding of the VAT coding and reporting requirements (partial recovery) to ensure accurate coding of invoices.
  • Working closely with the other finance team members (Management Accountant and Accounts Assistant) providing cover where necessary.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will have the following...

  • High levels of literacy and numeracy.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Ability to contribute positively to the work of the team and work supportively, co-operatively and collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Ability to work on own initiative within the parameters of the role.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills.
  • Experience or knowledge of a similar working environment, landed estate including service charge accounting.

What's on Offer

The Inn offers 33 days annual leave and an 8% pension contribution among other benefits.


Ciaran Mcquade
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Phone number
+44 2078 312000

Job summary

Job function
Sub Sector
Part Qualified Accounting
Not For Profit
City of London
Contract type
Consultant name
Ciaran Mcquade
Consultant phone
+44 2078 312000
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