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Portfolio Accountant

Full time
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Knight Frank Australia
Real estate & property
501-1,000 employees
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About us:

At Knight Frank we’re passionate about property, but it takes more than passion to make us the world’s most successful privately-owned property agency and consultancy.

With a 125-year heritage, we are part of a global property powerhouse dedicated to providing our clients the best advice across commercial and residential property transactional and advisory services.

We champion a diverse and inclusive workplace, where people are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work and are proud to be the real estate industry’s first WORK180 endorsed employer.

The role:

Knight Frank are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced financial and management accountant to join our Client Financial Services team to assist in the management of one our key clients.

The successful candidate will hold experience in financial and management accounting, along with the ability and confidence to build strong relationships to stakeholders, influencing and providing solutions where required.

The Portfolio Accountant is responsible for ensuring that the client’s property accounting requirements are delivered, and their service expectations are met and exceeded.

Key tasks:

  • Deliver effective and consistent financial management of client portfolios
  • Work closely with clients and property managers to understand their needs and ensure that their contracted services are being delivered
  • Develop strong relationships with clients and act as the first point of contact for any queries and complaints
  • Identify and implement necessary process change where improvement opportunities exist
  • Review and revise the information systems and processes ensuring they align with the needs of the portfolio
  • Deliver ongoing training of our systems and processes to the clients and property managers
  • Monitor bank reconciliations and debtors in relation to unallocated/unknown receipts
  • Review and analyse financial results of client portfolios
  • Ensure compliance to all relevant policies, processes, guidelines and standards

Who we are looking for?

  • Financial and management accounting experience with CPA/CA qualification
  • Property industry experience (preferred)
  • Solid information systems understanding
  • Portfolio management experience
  • Management Reporting International (MRI) an advantage
  • Ability to operate in both a strategic and operational manner
  • Strong client service focus and driven to meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • A generous 16-week parental scheme plus superannuation for a full 12 months
  • Birthday and study leave
  • Swap around a public holiday for a cultural swap day!
  • Two Wellness Days to allow you to focus on your own physical and or mental wellbeing
  • A workplace where you can access 2 weeks additional leave each year so you can take that extra break with family or friends
  • We applaud your need to give back to the community and give you 2 paid volunteer days each year to support one of our-affiliated charities
  • Our reward platform “The Vault” which gives you access to a great range of discounts at popular retailers and supermarkets as well as lifestyle benefits and corporate discounts
  • Because life can throw the unexpected at us, we help subsidise private health insurance excess, if you or an immediate family member requires hospitalisation
  • Plus, so much more!

Join a team where individual uniqueness is celebrated, contribution is rewarded, and voices are respected and heard. A place where everyone has the chance to perform at their best.

Not the perfect fit? Apply anyway. You might have something we didn’t realise we needed!

Applicants with Australian working rights need only apply. No Agencies please.

Please note, if you are successful in securing a role, you will be subject to police checks as part of our standard recruitment process.