Transaction Partner – Herts for Learning

Transaction Partner – Herts for Learning


FTE £21,164 / £18,833 p.a. plus excellent benefits (pro-rataed salary) p.a plus excellent benefits.

Date Ending

August 31, 2022


Contract: Permanent, 37 hours per week (part time considered), Term time only plus 2 weeks (40 weeks) per year

FTE Salary: FTE £21,164 p.a plus excellent benefits.

Pro-rated Salary: £18,833 p.a. plus excellent benefits.


Location: Currently based in Robertson House, Stevenage. Hybrid working will be available in the future.                                           


The Financial Services Transaction Team provides services to support maintained schools in Hertfordshire. The post holder will contribute to the delivery of high quality financial reporting and budget management services to schools maintained by Hertfordshire County Council.

The role involves posting into schools’ accounting systems including;

    • Purchase ledger and non-purchase ledger items
    • Sales ledger items
    • Other income and expenditure
    • Bank reconciliations
    • System reconciliations


The successful candidate will be able to work independently as well as part of a busy team. A high level of accuracy is required along with organisational 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 consists of working in the Head office in Stevenage daily, with the option to work from home once the level of digital schools increases.


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, 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 Amanda Evett who would be happy to chat to you on Amanda.Evett@hertsforlearning.co.uk  


Transaction Partner – Job Outline 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. Why do you feel you would be suitable for this role?
  2. Please state your proficiency level (basic/intermediate or advanced) with Microsoft Excel, detailing your knowledge.
  3. Please can you detail the finance packages you have previously used.
  4. Scenario – You have 3 schools which require data entry, School 1 has provided 25% of the information required to meet the deadline for 31st August, School 2 has provided 50% of the information required to meet the deadline for 18th October, School 3 has provided all of the information required to meet the deadline for 11th November. You have chased both School 1 and 2 for the additional information. Please state how you would prioritise the data entry for each school along with any additional/ necessary actions you may take.


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 remotely.

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.

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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.

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