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Corporate - Finance Graduate

 

Corporate - Finance Graduate

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  • Closing at: Oct 31 2021 at 23:55 GMT

SSE Finance Graduate Programme September 2022

Locations:  Perth/Glasgow

Salary: circa £26,500 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

We're proud to be a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

To reach net zero by 2050, we're looking for people who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

So join us on our journey to net zero.  Help us power change.

About the role

Our Trainee Accountant programme lasts for three years and combines academic study with work based experience. You will have the opportunity to study towards the globally recognised ICAS Accountancy qualification while working across the Finance areas of the SSE businesses.

Studying for the ICAS qualification requires block periods of study at an ICAS training centre followed by exams for each module.  Periods of study usually range between six to twelve weeks per year of the training contract. When not studying, you will spend the balance of your time on a variety of placements which can include working in the Finance Departments of any of the SSE businesses or within the central Finance functions including Group Finance, Internal Audit and Treasury.  During these placements you will be working alongside experienced SSE staff. 

This training set up will offer a unique opportunity to work with and gain experience in financial accounting, management accounting, internal audit and business decision making over the three year period.

When you reach the third year of the programme you will be expected to have completed the ICAS exam programme and enhanced your knowledge and development through your varying SSE work placements in order to complete your ICAS competency logbook and achieve your Chartered Accountancy qualification.  On completion of the training programme you will be offered a permanent position with the SSE plc Finance team.

What will I do on the programme?

You will studying to complete all ICAS exam modules while enhancing your personal development, knowledge and understanding of both the SSE Group and accountancy qualification in order to achieve the relevant competencies within your ICAS logbook. You'll be working to a high standard both independently and as part of a team when on your work placements in order to meet the objectives you have set by with placement manager. This will also include building strong working relationships with key stakeholders.

What do I need to join?

You will have gained or be predicted to achieve 2:1 Honours Degree in any discipline. You need the willingness to undertake a varied and challenging role with the ability to work to tight timescales to deliver to a high standard to work. We're looking for you to be pro-active and use your initiative in order to work individually or as part of a team and undertake challenging tasks often beyond your ‘comfort zone’.

We'd love you to have practical work or project experience that reflects your passion for the role, as well as demonstrable experience of working in a team. You'll also be comfortable working to and setting stretching individual targets and using your own initiative to overcome challenges.

You should have an interest in the energy sector and show alignment with SSE's core values. We also ask that you have a flexible approach to work locations and be genuinely committed to developing a career with us – as we are with you.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We 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. 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'.

SSE is 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 and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

SSE welcomes applications from all nationalities. Please note that any successful candidate must be able to evidence a valid right to work prior to commencement of employment.  If sponsorship is required, we may be able to provide support. Sponsoring international candidates is a complex process involving numerous procedures which must be followed precisely in order to comply with immigration legislation. We look at requests on a case by case basis. Please note the overall decision on visa applications sit with UKVI and not SSE.

Next Steps

Applications close on Sunday, 31st October 2021. For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with us at graduates@sse.com

About SSE

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.  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’.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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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

Explore our full list of benefits:

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