Position: Assistant Accountant
Salary: GBP25421 - GBP33577 per annum
Ref: 522769_1575883842
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 09/12/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Location: Perth

Salary: £25,421 - £33,577 depending on skills and experience & study support available.

Work type: Permanent - Full Time, Working Differently Available

About the Department

Our SSE Finance function has a key part to play in fulfilling SSE's obligations as a UK-listed company, providing expertise and services that can be shared across the SSE Group, and working in partnership with all businesses to provide services tailored to their specific needs. SSE operates in a highly regulated and increasingly competitive environment, and our role is to ensure that we gather, compile, analyse and recommend on the financial strategy for our businesses, identifying opportunities to drive efficiencies and create value for SSE now, and in the future.

Our Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Accountant in the Group Services Finance team based in Perth. In this role, you will be responsible for the execution of comprehensive general accounting and period closing activities supporting SSE Fleet Management and other Group Services functions. You will support the Finance Manager and Accountants through the accurate and timely execution of transactional activities such as posting journals, running reports and preparing balance sheet reconciliations. You will also be responsible for producing budgets and forecasts and provide support to the group external reporting team with the preparation of statutory accounts. There will also be scope to get involved in, and support, adhoc project work.

SSE is going through a period of substantial change, so this role allows you to join us at an interesting time, and to really make an impact on our finance business whilst strengthening and developing your own skills.

Skills and Experiences

We are looking for you to join us with a background working in a trainee or assistant accountant role and you will have a basic knowledge of core financial systems and ERP software - Oracle would be beneficial.

Ideally you will have commenced study with a professional accounting body (e.g. CIMA, ACCA, ACA, CPA or AAT) and it would be an advantage for you to have an awareness of current regulations including IFRS and be proficient in Microsoft applications (particularly excel).

As an individual you will be a good communicator, professional and diligent, with the ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure, whilst never compromising on the quality of your work. You will be flexible, adept at managing expectations and be able to adapt to changing business needs.

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it.'

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.