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Financial Accountant


Financial Accountant

  • 541610
  • Closing at: Jul 7 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, and our exciting growth plans in the UK, Ireland and internationally, we've a range of exciting opportunities within our Corporate Functions to support 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.  

About the Role

Base Location: Dublin

Salary: €55 -60k pro-rata and a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract, Part Time | Flexible First options available

What is the role?

An exciting opportunity has been created for a Financial Accountant to join the finance team under the SSE Customer Energy Solutions Business. Working closely with the Internal Control Business Partner as Financial Accountant, you will work to design and embed process simplification and control improvements around key balance sheet risk areas. You will be integral to the Finance function but also required to liaise with internal stakeholders to identify and embed process simplification opportunities across operational teams. In addition to maintaining high levels of financial control and implementing process simplification you will be responsible for accurate and timely execution of general accounting activities. This role will be on a part-time basis, offering flexibility on working location and also the scheduling of working days.    

Key Accountabilities

- Maintain robust control environment

- Process Improvement Analysis within Finance and Operational Teams

- Balance Sheet control account reconciliations

- General Ledger Accounting

- Liaising with auditors to ensure appropriate backup provided as requested.

What do I need?

- Fully qualified accountant with 5+ years Post Qualified Experience 

- Effectively communicating with operational colleagues to embed financial understanding and solve complex problems

- Adaptive to changing objectives and priorities to deliver results

- Able to manage multiple complex projects/processes simultaneously

- Focused on creating value for the Business

- Operationally and commercially focused

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

Explore our full list of benefits:

UK benefits booklet

ROI Benefits Booklet


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