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Rent Accounting Officer

  • Job reference: 19851
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Letting
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Job description: Rent Accounting Officer - Northampton
A local authority in Northampton are recruiting for a Rent Accounting Officer to provide administrative support to the rent accounting process and provide accurate information to customers and residents.

The Role
The administration functions of the rent accounting process are the focus of this role, though additional responsibilities will include:
*Reconciliation of all rent accounts including holding accounts and processing of rent refund applications.
*Liaison with Housing Benefit systems and processes and administrative support to Housing Services, e.g. rent increases.
*Amendments to rent accounts including court paperwork
*Dealing with customer enquiries relating to refunds/revised payments/rent account queries and general administrative duties.
*Administration of Direct Debits and Service Charges.

The Candidate
To be considered for this role, the following knowledge and experience will be essential:
*Experience of administering direct debit payments
*NVQ in accounting
*In-depth knowledge of rent accounting requirements
*Previous experience of 'open housing' systems
*Able to prioritise tasks and manage capacity demands
*Able to understand and interpret complex investigation accountancy

The Contract
This is an initial two-month contract, running until the end of the year, though it is likely it will be extended beyond this point. The role works 37 hours per week, 9-5, Monday to Friday.

How to Apply
To apply for this role, please forward your CV to Lee at Service Care Solutions, on lee. mcmillan @ servicecaresolutions. org. uk - if you wish to discuss the role in more detail, please call Lee on 01772 208 966.