Accounts Assistant

Proctor + Stevenson
10-12 Cave Street
Bristol
Bristol
BS2 8RU

 recruitment@proctors.co.uk

Summary

You’re an excellent accounts assistant with demonstrable job costing system experience and experience in client billing, revenue and WIP valuation.

You’ll enjoy assisting and working with others in the finance team and being part of the wider department for support in our busy agency.

If this sounds like you, then you may be interested in what we have to offer.


Full Job Description

Maternity cover contract. 

Part time role, 22.5 hours per week.

Immediate start.

 

You’re an excellent accounts assistant with demonstrable job costing system experience and experience in client billing, revenue and WIP valuation. 

 

You’ll enjoy assisting and working with others in the finance team and being part of the wider department for support in our busy agency.

 

If this sounds like you, then you may be interested in what we have to offer. 

 

Who we are…

Based in the heart of vibrant Bristol, Proctor + Stevenson is a highly respected, international creative agency with a focus on measurable results.

 

Whether on or offline, we provide a full range of design and marketing services, from strategy, campaigns and lead generation, to brand building, events, product communications and web builds.

 

We’re pretty good at it too, having won numerous accolades in both the UK and USA, including various Recommended Agency Roster Awards, and winner of Best International Brand Strategy at the Drum Marketing Awards.

 

Just a handful of the names we work with on a regular basis include Panasonic, Prysmian, Rathbones, Saudi Arabian Airlines, BMW/Mini Financial Services, Daikin, South West Water and Regus.

 

We’re a thriving, fast-growing company. So fast, in fact, that we outgrew our home and had to design and build a new one in Easton – one of Bristol’s most creative quarters.

 

Our new space is truly a beautiful place to work, with exposed brickwork, plenty of light, a café and kitchen, showers, solar panels, snugs and meeting rooms aplenty. What’s more, we’re a short walk from the artisan eateries of St Mark’s road, an easy stroll from two train stations and a stone’s throw from a wealth of bus stops.

 

We’ve been in the business for nearly four decades and have an experienced and inspirational team of professionals numbering 60+. We’re proud to be an independent, dynamic and friendly company that really takes care of its staff, offering exciting challenges and room to thrive, with plenty of entertainment and laughter.

 

 

 

What you’ll be doing…

You’ll be part of the Proctor + Stevenson Hub (finance, front of house, HR and admin) – the team that holds the office together – reporting directly to our Financial Analyst. 

 

Fulfilling a crucial support role for the finance team, you will take a keen interest in project progression and performance.  You’ll also work alongside the wider Proctors team, developing relationships both internally and externally, so a desire to work in a creative environment is a big plus. 

 

Below are some of the tasks your typical day will be filled with:

  • Sales billing projects within our job costing system
  • Revenue recognition and time allocation
  • WIP management
  • Other finance support as required

 

What you’ll be needing

If it’s all sounding rather marvellous so far, read on for the key skills we’re looking for.

 

Must haves

  • Finance support experience.
  • Job costing system experience. 
  • Strong IT skills – Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, with the ability to easily pick up new software.
  • Good standard of written and spoken English.

 

Must be

  • Conscientious and organised, with strong administration skills and laser-sharp attention to detail.
  • Hardworking, punctual and professional.

 

Bonus points for (but not a necessity)

  • Experience in working in a similar agency-type environment.  In particular, a financial understanding of how project costing and billing processes operate. 

 

What we’ll give you

We’re proud to be a dynamic and friendly company that really takes care of its staff, offering exciting challenges, room to thrive and plenty of fun along the way.

 

  • A competitive salary, dependent on skills and experience.
  • 23 days holiday, increasing to 25 (pro-rata) – plus bank holidays.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • The chance to immerse yourself in, and learn from, international client projects.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Private medical insurance.
  • Maternity and paternity benefits. 
  • Healthcare cash plan.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Cycle to work scheme with secure cycle parking (and a shower at the office!).
  • Retail and gym discounts.
  • Access to independent financial advice. 
  • Frequent social events.
  • As much tea and coffee, and as many biscuits as a human can handle.
  • An all-round wonderful place to work, in the great city of Bristol, with lovely people who are passionate about what they do, but have fun while they do it.

 

What next?

So, if you like the sound of us and have what it takes, then please send your CV and a brief covering note to recruitment@proctors.co.uk.

 

Don’t forget to tell us your name, followed by the position you’re applying for in the subject line.

 

Interview process

  • First interviews will be with our Financial Analyst and HR Manager.
  • Second interviews will be with our Managing Director and Financial Controller/Company Secretary.

 

22.5 hours to be worked across consecutive days and to include Fridays.  There may be a requirement to adjust working days during initial induction period, which will be discussed and agreed with the successful applicant at the appropriate time. 

 

We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all, and we will always seek to consider flexible working options if appropriate.

 

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