Position: Finance Support Business Partner
Salary: GBP52800 - GBP79200 per annum
Ref: 522614_1579017164
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 14/01/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Location: Eurocentral (Motherwell)

Salary: £52,800 - £79,200 plus bonus and excellent benefits

Permanent Full Time

As part of our strategy to do what is right for our people, our shareholders and of course our customers, we have undertaken a strategic review of our business and established seven business areas that can each focus on being a sustainable and responsible employer, for the long term.

The Role

This exciting opportunity has arisen within the SSE Contracting Business for a Finance Business Partner reporting to the Finance Director

Drive the vision and direction for the FBP team to provide first class stakeholder service, challenge the status quo and drive continuous improvement.

Manage the monthly reporting cycle ensuring the C&R leadership team and Enterprise reporting team receive accurate and insightful information, within the required reporting timetable.

Business partner with the C&R business to drive profitability by reviewing available information e.g. contract margins by workstream & customer, overhead structures etc, and using it to make value add recommendations.

Assist with the improvement in working capital by engaging with the business to focus on reducing debt and WIP (Work in progress) levels & work with the business and FBP's to improve forecasting and budgeting by reviewing/challenging, e.g. order book and weighted pipeline, associated margin and overheads.

Proactively maintain an awareness of the needs of the business and assist in ensuring risks and opportunities are managed, working with internal audit to identify potential or perceived areas of risk and action their resultant recommendations.

Review the management/statutory accounts and lead the analytical review of results where required. Also assist with the preparation of board packs.
Manage the relationships with various internal and external stakeholders as required & work on ad-hoc projects as required.

What do I need?

- Ability to adapt to engage across all levels of the organisation and across different business models (large industry and small growing, dynamic entities)
- Effectively communicate financial performance to operational colleagues to embed financial understanding within the business
- A strong background of engaging and challenging the business
- Able to manage multiple complex projects/processes simultaneously
- Customer Orientation with an ability to develop an atmosphere of confidence, respect and trust across the wider business with a view to influencing business decisions
- Able to develop, motivate and lead a diverse team
- Strong commercial and strategic focus

You should also be:

A fully qualified accountant with Post Qualified Experience in a Finance Manager/Management Accountant business-interfacing role with experience of solving business issues of similar scale and complexity, developing, motivating and leading a diverse, and multi-locational team.

A strong knowledge of core financial systems and general accounting procedures and proficient in MS Office applications.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and thats 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. Passionate about people and proud of our award-winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if its not safe, we dont do it.

Our Benefits

We have an excellent benefits package commensurate with this role. Heres a few highlights;

- Group Pension Plan
- Share Save & Share Award schemes
- Tailored internal development opportunities
- One day paid volunteering
- Generous holiday allowance, and ability to buy extra days

We would welcome a conversation with any candidates who would like to discuss the opportunity to work differently. For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via

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