Band 3 FTE £22,944.80 p.a. (pro-rata for part time)
October 20, 2023
Would you like to use your bookkeeping skills and experience to support educational settings?
Do you want to develop your financial knowledge and skills within a supportive team?
HFL’s Financial Services Transaction Team provides monthly digital bookkeeping support to maintained schools in Hertfordshire. The post holder will contribute, support and work collaboratively with the wider team to deliver high-quality financial reporting and budget management services to schools maintained by Hertfordshire County Council. In doing so you will develop your depth and breadth of knowledge. You will also have an initial training period where you will be trained on our operating models and financial systems.
The successful candidate will be able to work independently as well as part of a supportive high functioning team. A high level of accuracy is required along with the ability to plan and manage work to achieve results and meet deadlines.
Our ‘working from anywhere’ approach provides colleagues the opportunity to work flexibly in line with their role requirements. This will initially consist of working on-site at our Head Office for the training period, thereafter hybrid working, a combination of remote working and, 2 days per week in our Head Office, Stevenage or as required to meet business needs. As there is a permanent home working element to this role, you will need to ensure you are equipped for home working.
Benefits: 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, a cycle to work scheme, onsite charging points for electric vehicles, 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 Tina Shackleton via email on Tina.Shackleton@hfleducation.org and provide your mobile no. so a mutually convenient time can be arranged to discuss the role.
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed CV along with a cover letter to include responses to the following questions:
- How do you prioritise your work demands ensuring all relevant deadlines are met on time?
- What actions might you take if you felt that you might be unable to meet a deadline, and how might you approach this?
- If a complaint from one of your clients was received how would initially deal with this?
- Give an example of being a team player, i.e., how have you supported a colleague to reach an aim or priority? What role did you play?
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.
This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. To make sure you don’t miss out on this great opportunity, please submit your application as soon as you can. Interviews will be taking place either via Microsoft Teams.
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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.
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