SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, 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: Perth or Glasgow
Salary: £37,600 - £56,400 + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.
Working Pattern: 12 Months Fixed Term Contract | Full Time | Flexible First options available
SSE Renewables is a leading developer and operator of renewable energy across the UK and Ireland, with a portfolio of around 4GW of onshore wind, offshore wind and hydro. Our strategy is to drive the transition to a net zero future – through the world class development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets.
We have an exciting opportunity for an Accountant to join the SSE Renewables Financial Control team. Through this role you will be supporting the operations of some of the most significant sources of renewable energy in the UK and Ireland.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Month end reporting including preparation of accruals and providing valuable narrative into operational variances.
- Ownership of balance sheets through performing reconciliations and ensuring necessary controls are maintained.
- Year end and half year process including preparation of statutory accounts and liaising with auditors.
- Supporting in the rollout of the finance transformation project including an enhanced financial control framework and other key change programmes taking place.
What do I need?
To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:
- Qualified with a professional accounting body (e.g. ICAS, ACCA or CIMA).
- Good working knowledge of current IFRS and FRS 101.
- Strong analytical skills with ability to research, understand and resolve a wide range of finance issues.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and processes simultaneously.
- Confident and articulate with a willingness to challenge in a constructive and supportive manner.
In addition to the above 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.
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?
An excellent package with 34 days holiday 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 actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.
All applications should be submitted 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 differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Francesca on email@example.com / 01738 344763.
Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.
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