Accounts Assistant (Maternity Cover – Temporary)

Mather Jamie Chartered Surveyors are an East Midlands based independent mixed commercial, development and agricultural practice. The Company was established in 1991 and is a director led professional service that has developed an unrivalled reputation for delivering good, competent and reliable advice and expertise to their loyal client base for over 30 years.

Job Role

We seek an efficient, methodical, pro-active and highly organised individual to join our Accounts team to assist with the day-to-day running of our accounts department.  The position will provide an interesting and varied workload to include processing purchase ledger invoices and payments, sales ledger invoices and receipts, providing debtor reports, producing month end reports, bank reconciliations, answering queries and assisting with tasks requested by the Accounts Manager.

You will be accurate, confidential and capable of getting on well with the staff, tenants and clients and have excellent IT skills and be able to deal with a wide variety of tasks in a timely manner.


  • Ideally part qualified in AAT or qualified by experience.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel are considered essential plus the ability to learn the use of our MRI/Qube property management accounting software.
  • Capable of working as part of a team or on their own initiative.
  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to clients, tenants and colleagues.
  • The ability to work in an organised and methodical fashion, with high levels of attention to detail. 
  • The ability to work calmly under pressure and to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • A pro-active approach to work and a willingness to get involved and put forward ideas.

Hours & Salary

Office based position.

Maternity Cover - Temporary.  (We are a growing firm and there is potential for a permanent position to be created for the right candidate at the end of the temporary contract).

Full time, 37 hours per week (Between the hours of 9.00am – 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am – 5.00pm on Fridays)

Salary – Starting from £22,000 per annum, dependent on experience.

Discretionary bonus scheme.

Annual leave – 24 days in addition to all UK bank holidays.

Auto enrolment pension scheme.


To Apply

To apply, please email your CV with a covering letter briefly outlining your suitability for the role marked for the attention of Emma Chambers.  Email:

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.