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Accountant


Full Time

Competitive

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that’s more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Glasgow/Perth

Salary: £33,500 – £50,300 + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: 12 months Fixed Term Contract | Full Time | Flexible First options available

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Accountant to join the Renewables Financial Control team based in Perth/Glasgow. The role will be focused around supporting the Finance Manager in providing timely and effective support to the Renewables Finance team. You will be responsible for the processing of month end in timely manner, assisting in budgeting and forecasting activities, preparing detailed variance analysis on a monthly basis and balance sheet control account reconciliations.

This is a varied role with responsibilities including:

Supporting the month end reporting process through preparation of journals and providing insightful analysis of variances against budget

Maintaining Balance Sheet Control Account reconciliations along with highlighting and investigating material variances;

Supporting the year end statutory reporting cycle and liaising with both internal and external auditors;

Supporting the annual budgeting and forecasting process, liaising with key stakeholders to ensure accurate reporting;

To be successful you will have a strong understanding of financial reporting, including profit and loss and balance sheet accounts, coupled with the ability to work across multiple areas to ensure all stakeholder needs are met.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

– Fully or Part qualified accountant with strong knowledge of general accounting practices,

– Experience of analysing and evaluating financial information

– Ability to make a positive impact in a cross-functional environment

– Experience of presenting financial information to operational and financial colleagues.

– Ability to problem solve and have a proactive attitude to completing work.

About our Business

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’s in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE‘ to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I’ll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 344763

EXTERNAL: Before commencing your role with SSE, you’ll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.

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