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Title:  Senior Finance Officer


Worcester, West Midlands, GB, WR1 3ZQ

Department:  Financial Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Group
Requisition Number:  174201

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.


Senior Finance Officer


Worcester based with a balance of home and office working


£24,946 - £26,259 per year


35 hours per week


We have an opportunity for a Senior Finance Officer to join our Capital Accounting team. Based in Worcester, you will be working withing a wider team of 12 people. As a Senior Finance Officer, you will predominantly be responsible for the company’s fixed assets register and the production of relevant notes for the statutory accounts. The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, be self-motivated and will come from a finance background with excellent data analysis skills.


The role of Senior Finance Officer will include:

  • Maintenance of the fixed asset register including additions, disposals and transfers
  • Completing balance sheet reconciliations
  • Period end reporting to strict deadlines
  • Be responsible for the Reinvestment Project process including the review and processing reinvestment spend
  • Providing guidance to the wider business on the company’s capitalisation policy
  • Monthly Accrual posting for Reinvestment
  • Supporting improvement of data quality and continuous improvement of reporting
  • Assist in the production of statutory financial information for year-end audit
  • Maintaining relationships with other areas of the business including Development Finance, Property Services and CSC


Skills and experiences:

  • AAT part/fully qualified, or equivalent level of qualification is desirable
  • Previous experience of using SAP
  • Previous experience in a similar finance role along with strong analytical skills is essential
  • Proficient user of Microsoft 365 applications, specifically intermediate / advanced Excel skills
  • Highly numerate and accurate with a keen attention to detail
  • Ability to manage competing tasks to tight deadlines


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
  • £24,946 per annum (rising to £26,259 per annum after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)


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Closing Date: 23 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.