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Finance Analyst




Job Title: Finance Analyst

Location: Reading

Salary: £Circa £30,000 Full Time hours – 37 hours per week plus study support and excellent benefits

Our Role

In this role, you will be responsible for the execution of comprehensive general accounting and period closing activities supporting the Domestic Supply business. 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. Alongside this there is scope you for to support on project work.

The role will allow you the chance to take ownership of the statutory accounts of one of the largest companies in the SSE group, so this is an excellent opportunity to grow and develop with the view of progressing towards the role of Accountant in the near future.

Our Retail business is going through a period of great change so this role will allow you to join us at an exciting time, and to really make and impact on our finance business whilst strengthening and developing your own skills.

Skills and Experiences

We are looking for you to join us with a background working in a finance analyst role and you will be studying towards a professional finance qualification (ACCA/CIMA). You will have a basic knowledge of core financial systems and ERP software – Oracle would be beneficial. It would be an advantage for you to have an awareness of current regulations including IFRS / New UK GAAP and Companies Acts. Its vital you are a strong user of Excel and are able to use functions such as SUMIF, VLOOKUP and Pivot Tables.

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

Our Company

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. Passionate about people and proud of our award-winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential. 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’.

Our Benefits

We have an excellent benefits package commensurate with this role. Here’s a few highlights;
– Group Pension Plan
– Share Save & Share Award schemes
– Tailored internal development opportunities
– One day paid volunteering 

– Generous holiday allowance, and ability to buy extra days

We would welcome a conversation with any candidates who would like to discuss the opportunity to work differently.  For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via

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Closing date for applications is: 4th December 2019

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