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Title:  Senior Finance Officer


Worcester, West Midlands, GB, WR1 3ZQ

Department:  Financial Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Group
Requisition Number:  43866

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


£23,279 per annum pro rata (rising to £24,504 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance) 

14 or 21 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 Senior Finance Officer will join the Service Charge team who are responsible for administering scheme accounts and budgets for the Group. This is a great opportunity for a pro-active, responsible individual to progress their career and develop account management and organisational skills. 

The role of Senior Finance Officer will include:
•    Providing accurate and timely financial information whilst maintaining effective financial systems, to support decision making and business planning 
•    Completing annual scheme accounts cycle and dealing with external auditors
•    Providing an effective administration service ensuring workloads are manageable in line with business requirements
•    Identifying areas for improvement and shortfalls in service delivery and recommending actions to remedy this, as appropriate
•    Supporting other colleagues within the team to maintain high levels of productivity

Skills and experiences:
•    Previous experience of transactional drills
•    Experience of working within a similar role with strong analytical skills
•    Good working knowledge of invoice processing and experience in supporting team members
•    Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills
•    AAT part/fully qualified, or equivalent level of qualification
•    Experience of using SAP, Microsoft Excel and Outlook

This position can be either 14 or 21 hours per week (7 hours per day) depending on the successful candidate’s preferences, working days to be discussed but preferably 2 or 3 consecutive days.

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 pro rata (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
•    The actual pro rata salary for 14 hours for this role is £9,311 per annum (rising to £9,801 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)s
•    The actual pro rata salary for 21 hours for this role is £13,967 per annum (rising to £14,702 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

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Closing Date: 25 February 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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