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Title:  Finance Officer


Worcester, West Midlands, GB, WR1 3ZQ

Department:  Financial Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Group
Requisition Number:  50547

Sanctuary Group 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.


Finance Officer




£20,478 per annum (rising to £21,556 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)


35 hours per week



Why work for us?

One of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and commercial services, Sanctuary Group 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. 


The Capital Accounting team sits within Group Finance and is made up of 13 people. The team is responsible for the group’s fixed assets register managing the additions and disposals processes in order to produce notes to the statutory accounts.


The role of Finance Officer will include:

  • Managing relationships with other teams i.e. Purchase Order Officers and the Customer Service Centre
  • Answering inbox queries in a timely manner and escalating any issues
  • Using the Projects and Maintenance system in order to assist other teams in being able to process works costs
  • Assisting other team members in conducting month end activities and participate in ongoing team projects
  • Prioritising work loads to ensure deadlines are met to a high standard


Skills and experiences:

  • Prior experience within a similar finance role
  • Transaction review and journal/ transaction processing experience
  • Previous experience of balance sheet reconciliations and financial reporting
  • Outstanding customer relationship and communication skills
  • Self motivated with the ability to prioritise workload in order to meet deadlines.
  • Proficient user in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook or similar


Ready to join us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme with matching employer contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • 25 days leave (rising to a maximum of 30 days) plus public holidays
  • Life assurance
  • Health & well-being plans
  • Discounted products & services
  • Personal advice and counseling
  • Family-friendly arrangements
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities


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Closing Date: 23 October 2019


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
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.