Position: Regional Finance Manager (SEPD Distribution)
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 521851_1574933145
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 28/11/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: New Forest or Poole

Salary: Up to £58,000 + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time, Flexible working patterns available, 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?

We are looking for a Regional Finance Manager to support our SEPD Customer Operations Businesss Wessex Region.

The role will be responsible for all financial aspects of Customer Operations within SEPD Distribution including accurate and timely execution of general accounting, period end closing and reporting activities along with the delivery of financial management information & reporting to business management and the wider finance team. Budgeting & forecasting activities as well as maintaining a robust financial control framework.

As a natural monopoly, our Distribution business is subject to regulatory oversight by the industry regulator, Ofgem. As such we have a 'Regulatory Contract (referred often to as a Regulatory Licence) in which we are required to comply with several obligations and underpins our financial and business performance drivers.

Within Customer Operations SEPD Distribution there are four regions. These are Thames Valley, Ridgeway, Wessex & South East. This role will be aligned to the Wessex Region and will be based in either our Poole Depot or our New Forest Depot with a requirement to visit sites across the Region on a regular basis to enable a close working relationship and provision of financial support to the Head of Region and their team.

In addition, there will also be a requirement to visit SSEs Forbury office in Reading (circa 5 days per month) to enable a close working relationship with your Distribution Finance colleagues. The successful candidate will be required to work closely with the Distribution Finance Manager, the Director of Finance for Distribution, and other key internal stakeholders across Finance & the Group. The need to understand how the business operates and the nature of our regulatory obligations under our RIIO price controls are a key aspect of this role as well as providing support and robust challenge to colleagues.

The role will require you to work on your own initiative, understand complex issues, and convey this succinctly and clearly to inform decisions. This is a varied and challenging role with key responsibilities as follows:

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

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About SSE

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