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Finance Analyst - Onshore Renewables


Finance Analyst - Onshore Renewables

  • 540710
  • Closing at: May 19 2022 at 23:55 BST

Base Location: Glasgow

Salary: £22,700 - £34,100  + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

What is the Role?

SSE Renewables (SSER) is the UK and Ireland’s leading renewable energy company. Our aim is to be the largest and most efficient developer of onshore and offshore wind in the UK and Ireland. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets in GB, Ireland and internationally. In order to contribute to a low carbon future, we have committed to treble our current Renewables output by 2030.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Commercial Finance Manager to join the Onshore Renewables Commercial Finance team based in Glasgow/ Perth.

The Onshore Renewables Business comprises:

  • 1.9GW of operational Onshore Wind capacity in Great Britain and Ireland
  • 1.2GW of operational Hydro Generation capacity in Scotland
  • 300MW of operational Pumped Storage capacity in Scotland
  • Over 1GW development & construction pipeline of Onshore Wind capacity for delivery in the next 5 years
  • Up to 1.5GW of Pumped Storage capacity in development
  • Ambition to expand internationally in the near future

You will be a part of the Onshore Renewables Commercial Finance team where you will support in the delivery of the team’s objectives & responsibilities. The main responsibility of the team is to ensure our stakeholders and business partners have the best financial insight and information available to make the best decisions possible and ultimately add value to the business.

The role is varied, and you will work on a range of different workstreams, however your recurring responsibilities will include: monthly management reporting; KPI reporting; variance analysis; budgeting & forecasting; and, supporting the wider team on project work.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Building and maintaining relationships with a number of key stakeholders across the SSE Onshore Renewables Business
  • Support in the preparation of a suite of management finance reports
  • Investigating and explaining key drivers of variances to budget / forecast
  • Other modelling and analysis as required
  • Participation in business improvement and value add projects

Your Skills and Experience

  • Ideal for partly qualified accountant or someone beginning their professional qualification journey  
  • Highly proficient in MS Excel
  • Have experience working with non-financial stakeholders
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to research, understand and resolve a wide range of issues
  • Working knowledge of core financial systems and general accounting procedures

In addition to the above you will be a strong 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.

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 / 01738 344763.

EXTERNAL: 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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