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Title:  Finance Operations Manager - Development


Worcester, West Midlands, GB, WR1 3ZQ

Department:  Financial Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Group
Requisition Number:  54939

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 Operations Manager – New Home Development




£59,724 per annum inclusive of policy allowance (rising to £62,867 inclusive of policy allowance after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)


35 hours per week



We are building more homes than ever before. Through our exciting development programme we aspire to build 15,000 new homes. The Finance Operations Manager will join the Development Finance team who are responsible for the compilation, analysis and reporting of financial and management information in relation to all development schemes. From the initial bid for land to the handover to the resident we oversee the financial impact on the business. 


Reporting into the Finance Director for Development you will play a pivotal role in providing financial management and supporting the delivery of the Group’s capital programmes across our Development business. This is a great opportunity for a commercially and operationally focused Qualified Accountant looking to develop further or seeking a new challenge in their career.


The role of Finance Operations Manager – Development will include:

  • Ensuring senior business managers actively manage financial performance
  • Analysing the progress of all new housing programmes across England and Scotland
  • Reporting externally to regulatory bodies and ratings agencies
  • Report on financial performance to the Board of Beech Grove Homes
  • Co-ordinate with operational managers to develop business plans in order to maximise future performance, providing clear guidance, advice and support on financial management
  • Analysing  financial appraisals and sales performance in line with income and expenditure budget against the Group’s capital programme
  • Managing the compilation of the Development Investment cash flows for submission to Group Executives and Directors
  • Ensuring accurate management and statutory accounting information is recorded, maintained and reported
  • Managing a team who will be producing and monitoring financial information


Skills and experiences:

  • Hold a recognised professional accountancy qualification (ACMA/ACCA/ACA)
  • Have a proven track record within an operational and  commercial finance role with a strong focus on management accounting, cash flow forecasting and reporting
  • Previous experience gained in the new home development,  commercial house building or a similar commercial environment would be highly beneficial
  • Comprehensive experience of analysing capital projects and life cycles
  • Experience of business partnering with a range of stakeholders including senior leadership teams up to Board level
  • Experienced in managing staff with the ability to lead, influence and coach direct reports
  • Advanced Excel skills and knowledge of SAP would be advantageous


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. 


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 counselling
  • Family-friendly arrangements
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Role Salary is £55,614 with an additional policy allowance of £4,109 per annum (rising to £58,541 with an additional policy allowance of £4,326 per annum after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)


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Closing Date: 17 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.


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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.

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