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Title:  Senior Finance Officer


Worcester, West Midlands, GB, WR1 3ZQ

Department:  Financial Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Group
Requisition Number:  42900

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.


Senior Finance Officer – Accounts Payable


£23,279 per annum (rising to £24,504 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. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Finance Officer to play a pivotal role within the Accounts Payable  team, which forms part of Group Financial Services. The team is a vital part of the organisation, ensuring that all invoices are processed, incoming finance queries are resolved in a timely manner and that Customer Service standards are consistently high.

The role Senior Finance Officer will include:

  • Supporting a team with accurate and timely processing of invoices, leading from the front, driving efficiencies and process improvements
  • Supporting reporting on daily figures, workflow management and weekly KPI reporting
  • Showing initiative to process urgent requests and taking ownership of outstanding queries
  • Playing a key role in supporting the Group to achieve its objectives and regulatory requirements
  • Providing clear communication between teams and championing best practice

Skills and experiences:

  • AAT part/fully qualified, or equivalent level of qualification
  • Experience of working within a similar role
  • Good working knowledge of invoice processing and experience in supporting team members
  • Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills allowing you to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders across all levels of the organisation

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

To view the job profile please click here

Closing Date: 23 January 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.

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