Prolific • Remote, UK

Junior Finance Associate (Apprenticeship)

Remote-first

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

At a Glance

Us: Fast-growing startup of 100+ people. We are a remote-first team, mainly based in the UK. YC alumni (summer 2019) and Series A funding of 32$m in 2023. Our mission is to revolutionise how the world learns about people, so people can revolutionise the world.🚀

You: A highly organised, proactive individual that is eager to learn and develop during a professional accountancy apprenticeship with a basic understanding of double-entry bookkeeping and accrual accounting.

The Role

Prolific is looking for an ambitious new finance team member to support our company growth. This role brings an exciting opportunity to learn and grow with the company and you will work directly with our finance team, helping to shape our finance function and support the next stage of growth.

You should be a team player who is keen to get stuck in, detail oriented and comfortable working proactively through recurring daily, weekly and monthly tasks, all the while knowing when to consult and ask for help. You need excellent communication and social skills as you will be working with other remote teams in the business (including Support, HR and Operations, responding to internal queries and directly from our customers.

This is a perfect role for someone looking to kick start their career in accounting and finance and learn more about the startup ecosystem.

What you'll be doing

  • Daily bank reconciliations in Xero, our accounting software
  • Monitoring of the invoicing@prolific.co mailbox
  • Assisting with responses to user support tickets relating to invoicing and billing
  • Collating and posting supplier invoices
  • Reconciling customer payments within our admin interface
  • Progress to assisting with some month end tasks including prepayments and accruals (with support/training from the team)

What you’ll bring

  • Highly organised, detail oriented and happy to work proactively on recurring and ad hoc tasks
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn more about accounting and finance as well as how our team supports the wider company goals
  • Critical thinking and a questioning mindset to help identify misstatements and challenge the status quo
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong desire to work for an early-stage, fast-growing startup
  • Literate in Microsoft Excel and/or google sheets
  • Meet the requirements for the level 7 professional accountancy apprenticeship:
    • 2 A levels A-E, plus 3 GCSE's grades 9-4/A*-C in 5 subjects including maths and english
    • A citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA**) or have the right of abode in the UK, and have been ordinarily resident in the EEA for at least the previous three years on the first day of learning
    • Not enrolled on another apprenticeship
    • Right to work in England

Even better if you have

  • Basic understanding of double entry bookkeeping and accrual accounting
  • Business/Accounting related degree or AAT qualification
  • Interest in Behavioural Science, Psychology and/or scientific research and a desire to learn about the research space
  • Understanding of SQL

What you’ll get

⚖️ Work-Life Balance: We’re all looking to strike the right work-life balance, and as a remote-first company you’re able to work flexibly from your home in the UK or our dog-friendly co-working space in Shoreditch. We offer 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays of course, which you can switch with any day of your choosing. We also have adjusted hours where the whole company finishes 2 hours earlier on Fridays.

🏡 Family Life: We offer generous maternity, paternity and shared parental leave. Need to pick your child up from school? No Problem. Our flexible working gives you the childcare flexibility you need.

💰 Pension: We offer a salary sacrifice pension with a 3% starting employer contribution.

📈 Share Options: An exciting option to buy shares of Prolific in the future.

🧘 Wellbeing: We care deeply about our employees well-being, that’s why we offer comprehensive Bupa & Medicash private health insurance, that disregards medical history. Taxable monthly stipend of £150 in order for you to improve your wellness and remote experience. We want you to have a happy and healthy environment so we offer a £1000 home office budget, along with a Apple MacBook when you start, plus a £200 yearly top-up.

⚰️ Death-in-service: We offer a death-in-service benefit that would pay out 4x of your annual salary.

📚 Learn & Grow: Development is important to us, and we want to give all our employees the opportunity to learn. There are many personal growth and career progression opportunities available, as well as mentoring. We also offer a £1000 yearly budget for education, growth and training for you to use at your discretion.

💙 Culture: We’re a friendly bunch here at Prolific; open, transparent and inclusive. Although we’re a remote first company we still love to hang out with each other! We run collaborative quarterly company-wide meets up and team socials (both virtually and in-person), all paid for. Alongside this we offer a £1000 yearly budget for discretionary meet-ups so you can cover travel, food and accommodation. As a business we’re also committed to carbon offsetting; each month we donate money in your name to plant trees 🌳 and being remote we’re doing our bit to offset travel too

Our Interview Process

Talent Call: You'll meet with one of our Talent team and have an exploratory call about the role requirements, life at Prolific, as well as your background and aspirations.

Hiring Manager Interview: You'll interview with two members of the team, one of which will be the hiring manager. You'll have the opportunity to ask about the company and the role, and we'll ask you questions about your experiences and goals. Panel Interview: We'll hold a panel interview that evaluates skills required for the role. You'll meet with more of our team and may be asked to complete a presentation or task. You'll be compensated with a £50 voucher 💰 for completing the task because we know your time is valuable! Final Interview: We will deep dive into your past experiences, goals, motivations, and skills all aligned to our Prolific Principles. You'll speak with two to three members of the team and - as always - have an opportunity to ask questions about the role and company.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Monitoring

Prolific is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome all applications, and consider them without regard to race, religion, belief, age, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender reassignment, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, sex or sexual orientation.

We are committed to ensuring a fair recruitment process, it's essential to our success. Under the Equality Act (2010) we collect information from individuals at the point of application. We anonymously monitor the profiles of individuals that apply to each vacancy to ensure that no individual is unfairly discriminated against or disadvantaged.

Privacy Statement

By submitting your application, you agree that Prolific may collect your personal data for recruiting and global organisation planning. Prolific's Candidate Privacy Notice explains what personal information Prolific may process, where Prolific may process your personal information, its purposes for processing your personal information, and the rights you can exercise over Prolific’s use of your personal information.

Company benefits

Bank holiday swaps
Company wide holidays/offsites
Early finish Fridays
Enhanced maternity leave – 13 weeks full paid, 26 weeks 50% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 4 weeks full paid
Enhanced sick pay
Mental health days
L&D budget – £1000 per year
Work from home stipend
Dog friendly co-working space
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Pregnancy loss leave
Open to part-time employees
Health insurance – Bupa & Medicash Health Plan (Opt in)
Life insurance
Lunch and learns
Employee discounts
Employee assistance programme
Optional unpaid leave
Pension match/increase
Salary sacrifice
£1000 yearly budget for education, growth, and training.
Taxable Stipend of £150 a month per person, £1800 a year (before tax).
Location
96%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
83%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
86%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
78%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
86%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
81%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
82%
Employees feel that the diversity, and the efforts to improve and maintain it, are great
Inclusion
81%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
81%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
87%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
76%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Prolific

Company employees

109

Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)

32:38:30

Office locations

London

Funding levels

$32,000,000

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
1st – DeepTech, Data & AI

1st – DeepTech, Data & AI

Industry awards 2023
3rd

3rd

Flexa100 2023
1st – Research & Data

1st – Research & Data

Industry awards 2022