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Part Qualified Service Charge Accountant

Cooper Parry Birmingham

Job description

Are you charged up and looking for that next step in your career, the next challenge? Look no further - our Service Charge team are ready and waiting for you to come in and blow their socks off! Open to talk to Temporary or Permanent Candidates 

We’re killing it....

We are one of the fastest growing accountancy firms in the UK and we have the awards to prove it. This year we were voted as being in the Top 25 Best Places to Work in the UK by the Sunday Times and were previously voted Best Company in Europe in the European Engagement Awards.

Why? Because we are leaving the dull old ways of accountancy behind, making our own rules, and always putting our people at the heart of our success.

About the role...


We work with some of the biggest names in the property management industry, helping them with their commercial, residential and mixed used sites. It’s challenging, fast paced and keeps us on our toes.

We partner our clients with their service charge accounting to ensure they hit their KPI targets. It’s not just about delivering compliance; but making sure that we support them through their challenges, giving them full transparency and focusing on continual improvement. We work with a wide range of people – from finance professionals to surveyors, from developers and investors to asset managers – and building strong relationships with them is key.

Snapshot, our workflow management system, plays a big part in this. It’s ability to track progress on each stage of the work gives great visibility of what is happening, and the reporting functionality provides live management information to keep everyone informed and in control.

We’re looking for someone who can support the delivery to our clients, getting into the detail of the service charge accounts, asking great questions and building great relationships with our clients and our team.

About you…

You will be AAT Level 4 qualified and looking for a new challenge, or rather somewhere to challenge yourself.

You might be working in a Service Charge Accountancy firm or Accountancy firm, looking for that next step, or already be within the property industry and looking for a new challenge. Some of our recent recruits have made that move and brought their on the ground, industry experience into our team.

You’ll have bags of personality, you’re good with people and, oh… you’ll be pretty good with numbers too.

Your focus will be delivering on Service Charge assignments alongside our Managers and Partners. By doing this, you’ll help us deliver an exceptional client experience that’s central to everything we do.

We will support you through the ACCA qualification and give you a wide range of opportunities for personal development with some great in-house and external courses. You will have a clear flight plan at Cooper Parry so you have the best opportunity to progress your career into a manger role.

But lastly you will want to be a part of what and who we are here. A Service Charge Team that isn’t afraid to change things. Isn’t afraid to take a risk. Where our people’s happiness is as important as our client’s happiness. Where you will be pushed, challenged, and supported and truly develop your career how you want it to be developed. It’ll be hugely rewarding.

What you’ll be doing/need…

So what will the role involve? Well some of what to expect will be:

  • A team player able to work at pace and under pressure – you’ll often have to gather information fast and work with groups of people to work things through.
  • Able to demonstrate a coaching style to support and develop the more junior members of the team.
  • A great communicator, able to build relationships internally and with our clients – meetings, phone calls, emails whatever it is – you’ll be straight-talking, open, and good at getting messages across.
  • Have excellent attention to detail – you’ll get involved in projects from start to finish, planning work, liaising with clients, getting into the detail and asking great questions before finalising accounts for manager and partner review.
  • AAT Level 4 qualified or equivalent and a drive to push on towards your ACCA qualification
  • Most of all you will need to fit with the Cooper Parry values and vision – you’ll like how we look, how we sound and what we stand for. You feel like you’d fit in.

Our Service Charge Team is energetic, self-motivated and dedicated to giving a first-class service to our clients. We challenge the status quo; deliver exceptional results and we genuinely have fun doing it….so we want somebody that loves what they do and in return we will give you the place to love where you do it.

What's in it for you...

At Cooper Parry our mindset is simple. We only do things if we believe we can be No.1.We start doing that by putting our people at the heart of our culture. Why? Pretty simple really… if our people love working here then they do amazing work. That’s why we offer things like:

  • Competitive salaries aligned to big firms.
  • Open holidays.
  • No dress code - “Wear something!”
  • Incredible development and career growth.
  • A truly flexible approach to work balancing working from home, in office or with clients - “Work from Anywhere. Anytime. Forever”.

Job type


  • service-charge
  • AAT-Level-4
  • AAT
  • part-qualified