Financial Accountant

Location Ipswich
Salary £26k - 28k per year
Reference SANCTACCOUNTANT

Financial Accountant (Temp to Perm; 3 month minimum contract) - AAT


Are you a dynamic, motivated, accountant (PQ/QBE) who would like to join a
finance team?
Do you have a passion for understanding business performance, and for
communicating that performance to a wider business audience?
Do you have strong attention to detail, an inquisitive mindset, and a naturally
structured approach to organising yourself?
…if so, then this role could give you the potential to grow and develop within an
ambitious, technology focused, growing business.

Sanctuary is a leading supplier of people and services to the public and private sector,
specialising in
Health and Social Care. We have an ambitious strategy to grow our profitability over the
next 3 years, leveraging our marketing leading credentials and strong client
relationships. We’re developing new client-centric technology solutions and expanding
Internationally. We require an experienced financial accountant to assist with the
robust and accurate reporting of financial results and future budgets.
Sanctuary is recognised across the industry as being a leader in its markets. Established
for over 15 years and employing over 200 people, the head office, which is in the centre
of Ipswich. We are regularly shortlisted for local and national awards, having won the
EADT Business of the Year in 2017, the Best Client Service award at the National
Recruitment Industry Awards in 2020, the Best Public Sector Recruitment Agency at the
National Recruitment Industry Awards in 2019, and being one of the top 15 largest
companies in the region (Grant Thornton Suffolk Limited 100, 2019).

About the role
We’re looking for an individual who can work alongside management accounts (x2),
accounts payable manager and an apprentice/junior.
The role will be key for the timely and accurate production of monthly management
accounts and associated cost centre reporting.
This will include, for example:
 the preparation and posting of journals.
 Developing the apprentice/junior
 Ensuring tight reporting deadlines are met, whilst ensuring reporting accuracy is
not compromised.
About you
 Experience of consolidated accounts, and divisional/subsidiary reporting
 Monthly reconciliation of inter-company balances
 Working knowledge of Sage 200 & Sage 50 is desirable
 Comprehensive monthly reconciliations of Balance Sheets
 Desirable to have a reasonable working knowledge of UK taxes, Corporation Tax,
VAT and PAYE (including P11Ds and PSA reporting), with a particular focus on
payroll taxes and related employment status (critical within a recruitment setting)
 A completer-finisher, with the ability to produce high-quality work within the
constraints of tight reporting deadlines
 Proven ability to work in a collaborative manner – with multiple teams, and to work
credibly with senior leaders
 A desire to progress and develop as an individual, taking on new challenges, and
comfortable researching commercial/technical points of detail
 Intermediate/advanced Excel skills
 Preferably AAT Qualified


Salary: £26,000- £28,000 dependent on experience.