Position: Group Accounts Payable Manager
Salary: GBP44800 - GBP67200 per annum + Annual Bonus
Ref: 522765_1575383227
Job Type: Contract
Published On: 03/12/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Eurocentral, Glasgow or Perth

Salary: £44,800 - £67,200 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Secondment or Fixed Term Contract - Full Time with Flexible working patterns available 37 hours per week

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.

What is the Role?

Reporting to the Director of Financial Operations, the Group Accounts Payable Manager will work to drive collective improvements to the provision of Financial Operations in SSE and will also sponsor continuous improvement initiatives to improve the performance of the AP division against divisional KPIs.

They will drive improvements in the Procure to Pay cycle in partnership with Procurement colleagues and ensure that the function is compliant with Group wide obligations under initiatives such as the Prompt Payment Code and Anti-Financial Crime regulations.

The Group AP Manager will ensure that onboarding of further activities is undertaken effectively and efficiently. Responsible for operational management of the AP function, the GAPM will ensure that the function is fit for purpose to support the payable activities of a Plc of SSE's size and scale.

The Group AP Manager will also have responsibility for ensuring control and governance through: documented procedures and processes, segregation of duties, identification and management of risk and a clear Assurance Framework for the function

What do I need?

We are looking for someone with a background in a high performing service centre specifically including Accounts Payable. They must have sound knowledge of the control environment required in an AP function and have a clear track record of leading and delivering continuous improvement projects.

The Group Accounts Payable Manager will be numerate and organised with a track record of delivering quality work at pace. Risk aware, they will have a sound understanding of control and governance and will have the skills to enforce these robustly across the team. A confident and skilled communicator they will be able to interact and influence with a wide range of stakeholders.

Using their significant management experience, they will be able to influence positive behavioural change across their 2 Direct and 48 Indirect reports and will be skilled at creating a culture of sharing best practice and continuous improvement.

As this secondment is within SSE Finance, we cannot accept applications from existing Energy Services or SSE Telecoms employees.

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

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

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.

Job Benefits:

Annual Bonus