Post title: Finance Assistant

SBU/Department: Finance

FTE: 0.5fte (working 18.5 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH4 £24,248 to £25,138 pa with potential to progress to £27,181 pa on achieving designated skills and experience

Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location : De Havilland Campus, Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire

Main Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking a Finance Assistant within the devolved team who will be working with the University's Finance Managers to produce accurate and timely management accounts, provide management information to budget holders and project managers, and complete returns for project funders. You will assist in the reporting to all external and internal customers when required, and in the preparation of Annual School Budgets and Quarterly Forecasts.

Additionally, you will be responsible for the reconciliation of various accounts and the production of sales ledger invoices.

Skills and Experience needed

You will be an experienced finance administrator, be highly computer literate and enjoy working with numbers and using spreadsheets (Excel). You will be self-motivated, demonstrating a high level of personal organisation, attention to detail and a high level of accuracy. The ability to maintain confidentiality when assisting with pay routines and other sensitive information is also essential to the role. Previous experience within higher education is desirable.

Qualifications Required

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C and above including English and Maths or equivalent, or proven experience is essential to the role. Being educated to degree level, or equivalent professional experience and AAT qualified is desirable.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries

Cheryl Evans, Finance Manager, [email protected]

Alison Middleton, Senior Finance Manager (Academic), [email protected]

Closing Date: 26 November 2023

Interview date: TBC

Reference Number: 055455

Date advert placed: 10 November 2023

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

Job details


Finance Assistant


University of Hertfordshire


United Kingdom


November 11, 2023

Application deadline

November 26, 2023

Job type



Business and Economics

About the employer

Formerly recognized as Hatfield Technical College, University of Hertfordshire is a public university which was established in the year 1952. This university primarily developed its roots in aeronautical engineering. In the year 1961, it was given the status of a regional college by the Ministry of Education. The British Government granted this college the university status in the year 1992. The university has multiple research centres in various fields including health and human sciences, arts and humanities and science and technology.

The University of Hertfordshire has two campuses, namely De Havilland and College Lane, which are spread across sprawling premises. The campuses offer on-campus accommodation to the students and are equipped with many first-class facilities such as a gym, central hub and social spaces. They also have sports facilities, including a pool and a climbing wall. De Haville Campus opened in the year 2005 and is provided with a computer centre, library and resource centre. Both the campuses are accessible by bus and trains. The university offers bus services to the students called Uno. Uno provides safe rides to the students and staff members at a discounted rate. The university has many educational spots, including a creative art gallery, biology lab, aerospace lab, simulation wards, observatory and a law building.

This university offers placement opportunities in many areas such as business, creative arts, physics, maths and law. According to the Complete University Guide 2015, it has the lowest rate of 'student relevant' crimes. The Trident Media Radio is the campus radio operated by the students. This university has a plethora of partners. Some of them are McGill University Canada, University of Okhalama and James Cook University. The university has developed many notable alumni that are doing successfully in their fields. Tony Banham is the Founder of Hong Kong War Diary Project. Helen Lederer is a famous actress and comedian. Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, Darell Leikin graduated from the University of Hertfordshire. Chris Gubbey is Auto Executive for General Motors. Upen Patel is an acclaimed film actor and a model. BBC presenter, Kate Bellingham is a renowned alumnus of this university. In addition, it has also produced many eminent sports personalities such as Ajaz Akhtar, who is a British cricketer and Noah Cato, who is a rugby union player.

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