Position: Group Services Accountant
Salary: GBP31972 - GBP42224 per annum
Ref: 523216_1580290285
Job Type: Contract
Published On: 29/01/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Perth

Salary: £31,972 - £42,224 depending on skills and experience

Working Pattern: 12-month Fixed Term Contract | Full Time | 37 hours per week

About the Department

Our SSE Finance function has a key part to play in fulfilling SSEs 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?

The Group Finance team supports the Group by providing consolidated Group financial information which enables senior management in their decision-making processes for the benefit of the Group as a whole and also providing financial support services to all Corporate support functions, including IT, HR and Procurement. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Accountant based in Perth on a fixed term basis to cover a period of maternity leave.

You will be responsible for provision of all finance support services to Corporate Functions, covering month end processes, budgeting and forecasting. You will also be responsible for the accurate and timely delivery of all Group-level internal and external reporting requirements, including production of monthly Board finance reports and consolidation of Group forecasts and Budget in relation to capital expenditure and investment. This will include performance improvement, delivery of a robust financial control framework. You will also be responsible for ensuring a consistent approach to reporting of financial information and compliance with all Group policies and procedures in respect of capital accounting and financial control.

Key Accountabilities

Your responsibilities will extend to the production of reporting to the Large Capital Projects Committee. You will ensure consistent application of SSE accounting policy requirements around capitalisation and depreciation, including qualifying expenditure, development assets, capitalised interest and intra-Group transactions and respond to ad hoc requests from senior Finance management, business managers and other finance teams.

You will embrace the SSE core values and actively engage in the Safety Family and you will develop existing processes to drive efficiencies to allow more time for value adding activities.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, you should be a part qualified/qualified accountant (ICAS, ACCA, CIMA or other recognised professional body). You will have the ability to work on your own initiative and should be able to work as part of a team and have excellent organisational skills.

You should have excellent communication skills and be comfortable dealing with senior management (both finance and non-finance) up to Executive Director level. You should have the ability to work to tight deadlines with a flexible approach to working and should have a good working knowledge of Oracle and Microsoft products.

Our Benefits

Were 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; sse.

This vacancy is open to both internal and external candidates. The successful candidate may be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process if their vetting level changes. This includes a basic criminal records check.

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 its 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.