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Assistant Accountant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We have an exciting opportunity for a Assistant Accountant to join our Finance, Strategic Planning & Corporate Services team based in either Leeds or London!

From completing monthly balance sheets, preparing statutory returns to conducting regular control checks for key systems, you will play an active role in providing comprehensive and efficient support across various aspects of day-to-day accounting.

This role sits under MPS’ ‘Hybrid Persona’ meaning there will be a blend of home and office-based working, to suit you and the needs of the business. This is typically 1-2 days per week on-site.

We know flexibility is important to people and at MPS we want you to have the best work-life balance possible. We therefore welcome applications from all candidates, including those who may benefit from flexible working – e.g. part time, job sharing.

Role Responsibility

  • Conduct the day-to-day administration and maintenance of key finance systems, collaborating across divisional teams
  • Build and enhance existing reporting, direct from key finance systems, to support wider business activities
  • Support the department in setting and delivering operational budgets, ensuring an efficient and effective operating model which minimises cost and maximises contribution
  • Own the financial controls within key finance systems, ensuring these controls are documented and tested on a regular basis.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Knowledge of financial and/or management accounting
  • Strong organisation and planning skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot and identify business and technical issues
  • Proven experience in delivering technical solutions


We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, and we encourage you to apply even if you feel you do not match 100% of the technical requirements. We celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity and strive to create a work environment which ensures everyone can be heard.

What’s important to MPS is that our people live our values;Member First, Ambitious, Determined and Empowered.

Package Description

  • Up to 10% discretionary annual bonus
  • 15% pension contribution (3% from you, 12% from us – optional additional matched 3% contributions, e.g. 6% from you, 15% from us)
  • 25 days annual leave plus flexible bank holidays (option to buy/sell additional 5 days)
  • Private Medical Cover
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • 6x salary death in service
  • A personal GP service enabling you to get a video consultation with a NHS-registered private GP
  •  Employee Assistance Programme
  •  A range of shopping discounts from major high-street retailers


About the Company

Medical Protection Society (MPS) is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of almost 300,000 members around the world, in countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, South Africa and Hong Kong.

Our philosophy is to support safe practice in medicine and dentistry by helping to avert problems in the first place. We also actively campaign for regulatory and legal reforms that benefit members and the wider healthcare professions. Membership provides access to expert advice and support together with the right to request indemnity for complaints or claims arising from professional practice.

We continue to invest in our team to ensure that we are delivering the best possible service for members. This was recognised in 2016 when we were awarded an Investors in People Silver award.

Medical Protection Society

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