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Title:  Assistant Finance Business Partner


Worcester, West Midlands, GB, WR1 3ZQ

Department:  Financial Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Group
Requisition Number:  174522

Sanctuary is one of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and community services. With around 13,000 employees, we maintain a culture where diversity is valued and talent is nurtured and rewarded.


Assistant Finance Business Partner


Worcester based with a balance of home and office working (Currently working 3 days in the office, 2 days from home)


£29,227 - £30,765 per year


35 hours per week


We are looking for an Assistant Finance Business Partner to join our Development Finance team to help provide finance business partnering support for the Development directorate. Joining a team of 39 you will be responsible for the Development Finance Income and Expenditure management accounts and maintaining accurate financial records.


The role of Assistant Finance Business Partner will include:

  • Provide business information to key customers and stakeholders to enable effective monitoring and to support decision making
  • Ensuring accurate reporting within timely deadlines and responsible for month end processes and procedures
  • To maintain relationships with key stakeholders ensuring early detection of issues and shortfalls are addressed while providing a high level of service
  • Preparation of journals including accruals, prepayments, and miscodes, confirming a robust audit trail is present
  • Supporting the Finance Business Partner with day-to-day activities, including reconciliations, forecasting, budget setting, analysis, and ad hoc duties
  • To work effectively and cohesively in the team to and contribute to the wider objectives within the Development Directorate Function
  • Maintain monitoring systems as required to ensure a robust control environment is upheld and to safeguard the organisation's interests
  • To effectively manage a direct report and support them in achieving their objectives


Skills and experiences:

  • AAT qualification or working towards an ACCA, ACA, or CIMA professional qualification
  • Strong Excel and analytical skills
  • Experience of using financial systems e.g. SAP and BPC
  • Recent and relevant experience in a management accounting function/role
  • Proven experience of working to deadlines and prioritising workloads
  • Ability to interpret written instruction and maintain accurate records


Why work for us?

One of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and commercial services, Sanctuary employs more than 13,000 people and manages over 100,000 units of accommodation throughout England and Scotland, including general rented, retirement living, supported housing, student and key worker accommodation and care homes. Sanctuary also provides a range of other services including maintenance, care and telecare, all of which are delivered by our dedicated employees who are completely committed to customer service.  


Our Benefits    

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, where your wellbeing is of genuine importance, we have developed an attractive employment package. The package recognises your contribution, supports your physical, mental and financial health and gives you the flexibility to tailor your employee benefits by offering:

  • 25 days annual leave (rising to a maximum of 30 days) plus public holidays
  • A pension scheme with matching employer contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Advice Service including counselling
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Voluntary health plans  
  • Employee discounts
  • Wellbeing support and tools
  • Employee recognition scheme
  • £29,227 per annum (rising to £30,765 per annum after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)


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Closing Date: 29 May 2022


We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


‘For an insight into what it’s like to work for us, take a look at #LifeatSanctuary on Twitter’


Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers. 
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.
Sanctuary Group is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.