Position: Treasury Payments Clerk
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 523133_1579531430
Job Type: Contract
Published On: 20/01/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Perth

Salary: up to £25,000 depending on skills and experience

Working Pattern: 24 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?

We are recruiting for a Treasury Payments Clerk to join our team on a 24-month fixed term contract. Reporting to the Treasury Cash Manager you will be responsible for all payments made via the Treasury function including but not limited to Treasury Payments, Energy Payments, Joint Venture Payments and Currency Payments.

You will be responsible for processing daily, weekly and ad-hoc payment runs and ensuring all banking authorisations are completed in various online banking platforms ahead of deadlines. You will be accountable for escalating any payment issues both internally and externally when they arise.

You will support the senior Treasury Team to build strong relationships across all of SSE 7 to ensure all payment services requests are fulfilled; this will include query resolution and providing support to the businesses, investigating and managing discrepancies through to resolution and managing the Treasury Team inbox.

In addition to the above you will support the wider Treasury Team, by actively seeking ways of improving process efficiency & adhere to Company policies and procedures in accordance with company compliance. Delivering against set targets that contribute to the wider Service Level Agreements & providing excellent customer service for query resolution and telephone support.

What do I need?

Previous experience working within a complex and challenging payments function is desirable but not essential, with knowledge of dealing with BACs, CHAPs, international payments and foreign currency transactions along with an awareness of principles, practices, regulations and procedures relating to payments.

Excellent customer service skills and able to contribute positively to the overall direction of the Treasury function

Strong written and verbal communication skills along with numerate & problem-solving skills & strong attention to detail & excellent organisational & time management skills.

Risk awareness and ability to mitigate risk & proficient in all MS Office tools, particularly Excel

Our Benefits

We are 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.