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Accounts Analyst


Accounts Analyst

  • 541906
  • Closing at: Aug 15 2022 at 23:55 BST

Base Location: Glasgow/Perth

Salary: £25,400 - £38,200 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working options available

As an Accounts Analyst, you will provide support to the Distribution Finance team and will be responsible for the execution of comprehensive general accounting and period closing activities, including the accurate and timely execution of transactional processing activities such as posting standard journals, running reports and supporting management accounting activities. 

Your main responsibilities will include:-

- Period end activities – extracting & analysing accounting data to calculate, prepare and post mid-month and month end journals. Process adjustments following any analysis & review. Clear suspense accounts.

- Maintaining P&L and Balance Sheet Reconciliations including Goods Received Not Invoiced. Prepare reconciliations highlighting and investigating material variances prior to detailed review by the Finance Manager / Accountant.

- Supporting preparation of VAT returns and performing monthly VAT checks.

- Reporting & Analysis – extracting accounting / project data and preparing management reports & financial analysis. Performing initial review to verify the integrity and accuracy of the data presented.

- Supporting Opex Projects including managing end dates, project status, key members, reviewing project transactions and closing projects.

What do I need?

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

- Experience operating in a similar Finance role.

- Knowledge of core financial systems and general accounting procedure.

- Be proficient in MS office Applications with an advanced knowledge of Excel.

- Ability to work to tight timescales, under pressure and deliver to a high standard.

- Have strong interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills - both written and verbal.

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.

Next Steps

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 / 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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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

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