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Accounts Assistant


Accounts Assistant

  • 542489
  • Closing at: Oct 5 2022 at 23:55 BST

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.

Base Location: Glasgow

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

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

About Dogger Bank

Dogger Bank is a major offshore windfarm development, comprising 3 x 1,200MW phases, each with a capital cost of c.£3bn. It is the largest construction project in the SSE Renewables portfolio and is a key, high value project for both SSE Renewables and its co-shareholders, Equinor and Eni.

Dogger Bank A and B reached Financial Close in November 2020 and Dogger Bank C reached Financial Close in December 2021. All three phases are being managed by SSE Renewables during the construction phase.

The project team across all three phases will comprise c.200 professionals at its peak during the construction phase, working principally out of the SSE project offices in Glasgow.

What is the Role?

SSE Renewables has ambitious growth targets for offshore and onshore wind farm development in the UK, Ireland and internationally. The Net Zero Acceleration Programme will see Renewables invest around £5bn over the next 5 years in low-carbon assets making this an exciting opportunity to join the Renewables Financial Control team.

As an Accounts Assistant within the Dogger Bank finance team, you will assist with a broad range of Financial Control activities – including, but not limited to month end journal postings, bank and balance sheet reconciliations, support with the VAT return workings, involvement in the half year and year end audit including supporting with the preparation of statutory accounts and liaising with the auditors.

As part of a small team, you will be exposed to a large amount of ad-hoc work, supporting the project with a broad range of finance requirements as the project evolves throughout the construction period. Additionally, you will have the chance to build relationships across the wider SSE Renewables Finance team.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about working in the energy industry and will bring fresh thinking and ideas to the role and the wider Finance team.

You must have relevant accounting experience, gained in a similar role, and ideally will have started your professional exams. SSE Renewables will support you if you are completing a professional qualification.

What do I need?

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

- Relevant experience of core accounting tasks and principles gained from working in a similar role.

- Strong problem-solving skills, with an ability to analyse and interpret data, and a willingness to resolve .

- A strong understanding of key balance sheet account reconciliations with an attention to detail.

- Enthusiasm, diligence, an ability to learn quickly and a drive to complete work to an excellent standard.

- Strong IT skills using Microsoft Office applications.

- Strong financial systems experience (Oracle desirable).

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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