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Account Analyst


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Base Location: Perth

Salary: £25,421 – £33,577 depending on skills and experience

Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time, 37 hours per week – Flexible working patterns available

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Accounts Analyst to join the Renewables Financial Control team based in Perth. In this role, you will be responsible for the execution of comprehensive general accounting and period end closing activities. You will support the Finance Manager and Accountants through the accurate and timely execution of transactional activities such as posting journals, running reports and preparing balance sheet reconciliations. You will also be responsible for producing budgets and forecasts and provide support to the commercial finance team

What do I need?

We are looking for you to join us with a background working in a trainee or assistant accountant role and you will have a basic knowledge of core financial systems and ERP software – Oracle would be beneficial.

Ideally you will have commenced study with a professional accounting body (e.g. CIMA, ACCA, ACA, CPA or AAT) and it would be an advantage for you to have an awareness of current regulations including IFRS.   You must have excellent MS Excel skills and systems experience in Oracle and TM1 would be highly advantageous.

As an individual you will be a good communicator, professional and diligent, with the ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure, whilst never compromising on the quality of your work. You will be flexible, adept at managing expectations and be able to adapt to changing business needs.

Our Benefits

We’re 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 with myself –

Please be aware if you are successful, you’ll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

Internal candidates, please notify your line manager before submitting your application.

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.

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