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

February 13, 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: Largely remote / home working, but 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 in an organisation supporting schools and education settings in Hertfordshire?

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 and support across a range of other areas such as invoicing, allocation of cash receipts and reviewing expenses.


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 manages the end-to-end financial procedures for the organisation. The team collaborate across the business to ensure financial controls are being exercised effectively, that cash is collected efficiently, and vendors are paid promptly.


The team are currently working remotely due to Covid-19, however following this following this you will have the opportunity to work in the office for a maximum of 2 days per week. 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.


For more information about this opportunity, please contact Mashuda Choudhury who would be happy to chat to you on 01438 544479.

Finance Assistant – Job Outline 2022

How to Apply

If you’re ready to apply, download and complete the HfL Application Forms, explaining how you meet the requirements of the job outline, and the equal opportunities form. Once completed, please submit the forms in a word format to hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk


As part of our move towards eradicating unconscious bias within the recruitment process, we ask that you follow the guidance stated in the application 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: Sunday 13th February 2022 at midnight            

Interview Date*: Thursday 24th and Friday 25th February 2022

*Please note that the interviews will be taking place remotely.

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 Black Lives Matter 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.