Vacancy – Finance Assistant

Job Title: Finance Assistant
Area of operation: Finance
Salary: Circa £33k – study support available if desired
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Responsible to: Finance Manager
Pension entitlement: Company Stakeholder Scheme
Annual leave entitlement: 30 days per annum
Place of work: Flexible with a choice of office base at either English Rural’s offices in Lower Eashing (Godalming, Surrey), or Soho, (London)

Closing Date: 5pm on Thursday 29th February 2024
Interview Dates: 6th-8th March 2024

About English Rural:

English Rural Housing Association is a leading national rural specialist working to provide affordable homes in small villages for local people.  We own and manage around 1,500 affordable properties, spread amongst 150 villages, and have a development programme of around 200 more homes.

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Finance Team at English Rural in the key role of Finance Assistant. These are fast moving times at English Rural, which is an ambitious and growing organisation, and you will play an essential part in ensuring that monthly reconciliations for all key control accounts are accurate, produce the weekly payruns and maintain and update supplier registers. This is an excellent role to apply your experience further and expand your knowledge of finance operations.

About you:

To succeed in this role, you will already have gained experience in a busy accounting environment. You will need good communication and interpersonal skills and enjoy working with colleagues across the business. You will have a naturally analytical and questioning mindset and enjoy participating in process improvements. Experience within the Social Housing sector would be an advantage. English Rural views the capabilities of our colleagues as key to delivering for all our customers and will provide support for further professional development as required for the right candidate.

Key Contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Ferdi Lachica on 020 7820 7944, or email ferdi.lachica@englishrural.org.uk

To Apply:

If you feel excited by the challenges posed by this role, you can find further information by following the links below to download the relevant documentation.  To apply, please email your CV with a supporting statement evidencing how you meet the requirements of this role, to Karen Eagles at: recruitment@englishrural.org.uk.

Please advise if there are any restrictions to your residency in the UK that might affect your right to take up employment in the UK.

– Click here to download the Person Specification
– Click here to download the Job Description

Please also read our Applicant Privacy Notice and fill in our Equality and Diversity Survey:

– Click here to download the Applicant Privacy Notice
– Click here to fill in the Voluntary Equality and Diversity Survey (optional)

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Thursday 29th February 2024

English Rural Housing Association is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce.


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