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Position Available: Portfolio Specialist

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Position Available: Portfolio Specialist

Location: Lincoln House, Epsom Downs Office Park, Bryanston
Salary: R12 000 and commission (portfolio fee)
South African Citizens Only

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Portfolio Specialist builds relationships with BC’s and HOA’s by ensuring that all meetings are conducted, minuted and actioned appropriately and in accordance with relevant legislation, that monthly financial information is distributed to clients accurately and timeously, payments of building creditors are made correctly and timeously within given parameters and monthly packs are complied and distributed correctly and timeously in order of priority to clients. The Portfolio Specialist oversees the FC processes within his/ her cell, and provides information for FC processing. The Portfolio Specialist will work closely with the PSA and oversee all building maintenance matters in cooperation with the PSA.

SCOPE

The Portfolio Specialist reports to the General Manager Property Management Division, and is responsible for overseeing the smooth running of his/ her property portfolio within the property cell, in cooperation with Financial Controller and PS Assistant. The Portfolio Specialist will attend Trustee/ Director meetings, as well as AGM’s and SGM’s, chair and minute as appropriate, and take action resulting from these with the assistance of the cell FC and/ or PSA. The Portfolio Specialist is accountable for the budgeting and resultant financials of all buildings in his/ her portfolio, including payment of building creditors, monthly billing and financial reporting, and any queries arising. The Portfolio Specialist is accountable for all building maintenance as instructed and approved by Trustees/ Directors, and any queries arising.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Body Corporate and Homeowners Association Meetings

  • Trustee/ Director meeting attendance as required by individual buildings
  • Chairing and/ or taking minutes of Trustee/ Director meeting as required by individual buildings
  • Actioning items resulting from Trustee/ Directors meeting
  • Determine date, time and venue for AGM/ SGM according to legislation and Trustee/ Director availability
  • Oversee the scheduling of AGM/ SGM for BC and HOA in property cell within legislative framework
  • Preparing for AGM/ SGM: budget, special project quotes, quorum info, insurance schedule etc
  • Attending AGM/ SGM for all BC and HOA in property cell
  • Chairing and/ or taking minutes of AGM/ SGM as appropriate, and in accordance with relevant legislation
  • Actioning items resulting from AGM/ SGM
  • Complete post-AGM checklist
  • Updating changes to information resulting from AGM/ SGM eg levy increase, special levy

Monthly Levy Run

  • Providing info to FC for monthly levy statement run
  • Oversee monthly statement run
  • Approving snap shot and levy roll before live run
  • Ensuring statement run occurred for each building in portfolio

Monthly Report

  • Providing info to FC for monthly financial reports
  • Oversee monthly reporting process
  • Approving monthly reports before sending to Trustees/ Directors
  • Ensuring monthly reports are generated for each building in portfolio
  • Reports to be checked and distributed by priority list

Liaison

  • Building and maintaining relationships with Trustees/ Directors
  • Building and maintaining contractor relationships
  • Building and maintaining relationships with relevant councils and utility management companies
  • Communicating with owners directly and via Owners’ Letters
  • Constant feedback and communication with cell and caretakers/ estate managers

BC/ HOA Payroll Info

  • Submitting BC/ HOA payroll input to Payroll Department by 15th monthly
  • Approving Remuneration List prior to pay run on 20th monthly
  • Oversee distribution of manual pay slips monthly
  • Assisting Payroll Department in obtaining statutory information for BC/ HOA from Trustees/ Directors

Collections

  • Handing over defaulting owners to DMS/ external attorneys as per building mandate
  • Managing accounts under transfer, arrangement or legal in collaboration with DMS where appropriate

Utilities

  • Liaising with councils re billing statements, queries, payments etc

Building Contractors and Maintenance

  • Taking instruction from Trustees/ Directors and responding with appropriate action in cooperation with PSA
  • Escalating individual owner issues to Trustees/ Directors in an appropriate and timeous manner
  • Following up on outstanding maintenance matters in cooperation with PSA
  • Payment of creditors within given parameters
  • Loading of new creditors on system

Clearance Figures

  • Confirming levy information for Clearance Figures

Insurance

  • Updating Insurance Schedules for buildings in portfolio
  • Updating and renewal of insurance policies for buildings in portfolio
  • Facilitating insurance claims in cooperation with PSA and Insurance Clerk

Annual Audit

  • Completing Annual Audit in cooperation with tax and Audit Specialist for all buildings in portfolio

Building Take-on and Hand-over

  • Obtaining new business
  • New building take-on confirmation
  • Confirm building hand-over to SFC

Skills Transfer

  • Ensuring that that assigned new Portfolio Specialists are adequately skilled and trained on internal processes and intelliAcc system by transferring skills as per Skills Transferring and Mentoring progress plan and checklists
  • Participating in the Skills Transfer and Mentoring evaluation process for assigned new Portfolio Specialists
  • Providing input on whether new appointee is ready and able to take on his/ her own portfolio after probation and training period

General Duties

  • Resolving all queries received in the cell in cooperation with FC and PSA
  • Spot checking of FC and PSA activity and function
  • Maintaining open channels of communication on the floor

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION

  • The applicant must have completed a minimum of Grade 12/ Standard 10 (Matric) and have an excellent command of English as written and spoken language.
  • Paddock’s Sectional Title and Home Owners Association Certificate Courses recommended.
  • A relevant Financial Qualification will be advantageous.
  • Previous bookkeeping/ accounting experience, specifically in the property industry, will be advantageous. Knowledge of bookkeeping/accounting practices and generally accepted accounting principles are recommended. Knowledge of the Sectional Titles Act is advised.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The applicant must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with role players
  • Knowledge of financial administration
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to meet deadlines and grasp the urgency of departmental activities

The applicant must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Numeracy and data entry skills
  • Ability to do complex calculations
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Computer literacy in MS Office
  • Time and work management
  • Stress management
  • Ability to transfer skills
  • Ability to delegate effectively
  • Ability to multi task without losing focus

The applicant must demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Patience
  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Be flexible
  • Be deadline driven
  • Be a completer/ finisher
  • Be able to work independently
  • Have strict planning, organization and execution skills
  • Ability to deal effectively with change
  • Problem analysis and solving

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • The applicant will be based in an open plan office, and will be faced with constant interruptions from different role players.
  • There are a number of deadlines and expected turn- around times within this position, which may cause the applicant stress. The applicant is further required to work accurately with a minimum tolerance for data entry errors.
  • The applicant will be required to deal with a wide variety of personalities on various matters.
  • The applicant will be required to train new appointees on processes and the system, and to oversee colleagues in the completion of assigned tasks.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the applicant of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

Interested parties should apply via email to the ANGOR HR department hr@angor.co.za or via the online application form

All applications must include:

  1. a CV 
  2. a covering letter indicating the position applied for, as well as motivation for meeting the selection criteria and;
  3. a SARS Tax Clearance Certificate of Good Standing available from eFiling or a SARS branch.  (Info from SARS)

If we have not contacted you in 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful. 

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Author: ANGOR Property Specialists HR Department

Submitted 30 Jun 17 / Views 11675