Finance Assistant – Herts for Learning

Finance Assistant – Herts for Learning


Band 4: FTE £22,733 - £25,000 p.a. (Pro-rata for reduced hours)

Date Ending

August 30, 2022


Contract: Permanent, fulltime at 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (term-time only will be considered)


Salary: Band 4: FTE £22,733 – £25,000 p.a. (Pro-rata for reduced hours)


Location: Hybrid working with an expectation of 1 or 2 days a week in the Head Office in Stevenage.


Are you looking for the next step in your financial career?

Do you want to join a values driven company?


If the answer is yes, we have a great opportunity at Herts for Learning Ltd for a Finance Assistant working in a small team supporting our evolving business.


In this role, you will play an important part in following financial processes within the finance team. You will ensure transactional processes are operating efficiently and accurately, and financial controls are being followed. In particular you will manage the debt collection and accounts payable functions where cash is collected efficiently, and vendors are paid promptly. Along with supporting across a range of other areas such as invoicing, allocation of cash receipts, reviewing staff expenses and journal postings in relation to company purchasing card transactions.


We are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive individual to join our small finance team. You will need to be a team player and able to operate as part of a team that plays a key role across our not-for-profit organisation. You will be happy to get stuck in across different work streams and be willing to learn and develop to support the team. You will be comfortable with using financial systems, in particular a general ledger system, and Excel.


The Company Finance Team is a small but dynamic team which collaborates across the business to manage the end-to-end financial procedures for HfL.


Our ‘working from anywhere’ approach provides colleagues the opportunity to work flexibly in line with their role requirements. This consists of working a maximum of 2 days per week in the Head Office in Stevenage, with the remainder as remote working. As there is a permanent home working element to this role, you will need to ensure you are equipped for home working.


If you want to make a difference by utilising your existing finance skills in a company with a not-for-profit ethos, we would love to hear from you.


Benefits: an annual salary of FTE £22,733 – £25,000, a generous employer pension contribution, 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising to 31 days after five-years) or the equivalent paid for Term Time employees, family-friendly policies, hybrid working, paid mileage, access to mental health and wellbeing support, company performance bonus, professional development opportunities, benefit schemes for discounts and cashback offers, and more.


Would you like to know more information about this opportunity? If so, further information can be found in the job outline. You can also contact Mashuda Choudhury who would be happy to chat to you on 01438 544479.


Finance Assistant – Job Outline July 2022

How to Apply

To apply, email hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk with a detailed CV along with a cover letter to include responses to the following questions:


  1. Please state your proficiency level (basic/intermediate or advanced) with Microsoft Excel, detailing your knowledge.
  2. Please can you detail the finance packages you have previously used?
  3. How would you build a relationship with colleagues in your team when the majority of the work will be completed remotely?
  4. Why do you feel you would be suitable for this role?


As part of our move towards eradicating unconscious bias within the recruitment process, we will be anonymising your forms.

For recruitment queries, our Central Recruitment Team can also be contacted on the hfl.recruitment email address above.

We would love to hear from you.

Closing Date: 30/08/2022 at 9:00 am

Interview Date: 6th September 2022 in Stevenage.                   

We are committed towards becoming an anti-racist organisation, and our recruitment statement is set out below in support of this.

HfL is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We insist on the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues and will never condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

HfL is also equally committed to becoming an anti-racist organisation and we encourage you to view our Anti-racist position statement which gives clarity on our anti-racist stance. In our relentless efforts to be an anti-racist organisation, we recognise the negative impacts of under representation and lack of diversity in our organisation, our education system and in all aspects of our society. Therefore, for recruitment into any HfL post, where we have 2 or more candidates of equal merit, candidates with protected characteristics will be given advantage over candidates without such characteristics. This is sometimes referred to as a ‘tie-breaker’ and is referred to as ‘positive action’ in the Equality Act 2010.

To help us meet our high standards and aspirations of a fully diverse and inclusive workplace, we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply and to join us.

Please note that if you are invited to interview, we will expect you to be prepared to discuss unconscious bias with us; we find these conversations more than any others give us all a good idea of what working together will be like.