Business Rates Administrator Assistant - #1198319

Bruntwood


Date: 3 weeks ago
City: Manchester
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
Bruntwood

Job Description Business Rates Administrator Assistant Location Hybrid work in Manchester :


Ref


30532


Department


Finance


Location


Manchester


Employment type


Full-time, Temporary


Salary


£23,400 - £25,000


Closing date


05/07/2024


Description


This role is a 6 month fixed term contract, working Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours/week. It is a hybrid role, where you will work 4 days from the office/1 day from home and you'll be based at our Union office in the centre of town, working closely with our finance teams.


We are commercial property specialists operating across the UK. At Bruntwood, we're committed to offering more than just outstanding office, coworking, retail and lab spaces. Everything we do is tied into our vision of building vibrant communities, whilst providing businesses with the support and expertise they need to grow.


Bruntwood - who we are


Job purpose


As a Business Rates Admin Assistant you'll ensure that the rates bills we receive from multiple councils are dealt with promptly and determine the correct liability across the group portfolio.


You'll be passionate about getting things right the first time, really care about the experience we give to our business contacts and work closely with our finance teams as part of the end to end business rates process.


What we're looking for:


We are keen to see applications from candidates who are inquisitive, well-organised, proactive with excellent time management and strong communication skills. The role is detail driven, so it's important that you have attention to detail and administrative skills. Business rates experience within a property or housing background will be advantageous, but not essential.


Please download the role profile attached at the bottom of the advert for more information about the role.


What you'll be doing:



  • Receiving our rates bills via post, email or portal and preparing them for checking and scanning.

  • Downloading the rates bills that are available on the council portals.

  • Responsible for checking the liability of our rates bills to determine who occupies the space and is responsible to pay

  • Providing the correct general ledger coding for our accounts payable team to process the bills.

  • Understanding the specifics of the rates processes including the mitigation scheme rates relief and rateable value.

  • Engage directly with multiple Council contacts to resolve queries ensuring the bills we receive are accurate for processing or disputed and resolved.

  • Checking our Rates Bacs Payment runs prior to release

  • Promptly dealing with any rates refunds that are received to ensure our finance teams can clear outstanding amounts in our General Ledger & Suspense accounts.

  • You will ensure that we are continually pursuing credits back from local authorities and ensure that we keep meticulous records to facilitate such claims.

  • Prompt resolution of any rates final demands to ensure these are resolved.

  • Consistently looking for ways to drive improvements in our rates processes

  • Work closely with our Accounts Payable team on urgent items that require prompt resolution under pressure ie (Bailiff demands).


We really believe that if you're brilliant to work with, you deserve brilliant things in return:



  • 28 days holiday plus you get your Birthday off work - and if that's not enough you can also buy & sell holidays too

  • 24 hours a year volunteer time - there are endless opportunities for you to get involved in supporting the causes that matter most to you

  • Sabbatical of up to 12 months so you can take a career break after five years with us

  • Free Healthcare cash plan for all colleagues, so you can claim back medical expenses like optical, dentist & physiotherapy. We also offer free private healthcare cover on an opt in basis too

  • Life assurance cover for all colleagues

  • Up to 8% matched pension scheme

  • Discounts & cashback at leading retailers

  • Enhanced maternity - 26 weeks fully paid leave

  • Interest free loans to pursue your passions and apply for up to £2000 towards learning a new skill


There's more to discover on our website as well as all the pioneering developments and projects we have ongoing.


In addition to what to expect within the role and your benefits, it's good to know that you'll be working for a business that gives back - The Oglesby Charitable Trust has donated more than £25m since it started out in 2001. Supporting charities across Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Medical Research and Social & Health Inequality.


We'll do our best to get back to you within a week of your application, however if it has been longer than this please feel free to email ******@bruntwood.co.uk for an update.


Our ambition is to make Bruntwood a truly diverse and inclusive place to work, reflective of the communities we live and work in. To help us to achieve this we encourage applications from ethnic minorities, disabled people, and those who are neurodiverse. Join us and you'll be part of our journey to creating something even better, for our customers and ourselves.


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