Accounts Assistant

Oxford, Summertown
Our Client Accounts department is looking for an Accounts Assistant with Purchase Ledger experience to join their team based in Oxford. The role will report into the Accounts Manager and will be responsible for managing the process of supplier payments in a smooth and timely fashion. In addition, the post holder will help to ensure the delivery of the highest level of service to internal and external stakeholder.
Contract Type
Working Hours
Full Time


  • Invoice processing ensuring accurate coding to the general ledger
  • Recharges to tenants
  • Responsibility for preparation of weekly payment runs and remittances to suppliers
  • Hold or release invoices for payment in accordance with agreed supplier terms and internal controls
  • Maintain organised and timely filing of all invoices, related transactions and vendor communications
  • Handling purchase ledger related queries and liaising with suppliers both via email and phone where necessary to investigate and resolve
  • Organise and plan workload effectively; raise any concerns or issues early
  • Proactively review and resolve creditor balances, focusing on debit balances and invoices that are not approved and reconciling as needed
  • Identify, design and make recommendations to improve the running of the function
  • Develop long-term, positive working relationships with internal and external customers and ensure they receive effective and efficient support
  • Create and maintain creditor accounts on database following RICS client monies regulations
  • Support other members of the client accounts team and provide cover in periods of absence of other team members.


If you are an ambitious and effective individual with an eye for numbers and detail, we want to hear from you. You will have prior experience in accounts payable and the ability to work to deadlines, strong communication skills and a good understanding of IT systems including Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook. Previous experience gained within the property industry is highly desirable.


We offer a highly competitive rewards package including group pension, flexible benefits, referral schemes and generous annual leave. 

As an equal opportunity employer, with the Investors in People Gold accreditation, we are dedicated to driving diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Learning and development is important to us; we encourage everyone to continue developing to optimise their performance and fulfil their potential. We have an agile flexible working policy; many of our team work flexibly, we would be happy to talk to you about how this could work for you. We enjoy what we do, and we do it well, which is why 80% of our business comes from repeat clients. 


Since 1855, Carter Jonas has grown to be one of the largest and most respected property consultancies in the UK with a network of 34 offices across England and Wales, employing more than 900 partners and employees.

Our tailored service and Simply Better Advice have enabled us to forge lasting, intelligent and trusting partnerships with our clients. These long-standing relationships are our most important and most closely protected asset. From private landowners to local authorities, pension funds to farmers – our universe of client experience is among the most varied in UK property.

We employ the very best people. We are a place where people want to work, and our culture is both collaborative and business minded. We have experts in every field who deliver long term advice that enhances our clients’ future prosperity.

Ahead of the curve, we are pioneering in the use of technology within the property industry, making Carter Jonas a hugely exciting place to work.


  • Approachable – We treat every relationship with respect, integrity, and warmth
  • Effective – We do what we say we will, we do it well and we are accountable
  • Ambitious – We are ambitious for our clients and for our firm

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