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Financial Accountant


Financial Accountant

  • 541587
  • Closing at: Aug 16 2022 at 23:55 BST

About the Role

Job Title: Financial Accountant

Base Location: Dublin

Salary: circa €55,000 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus and excellent benefits

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

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.  

What is the Role?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Energy Customer Solutions business of SSE for a Financial Accountant. The role will be focused around supporting the Finance Manager in providing timely and effective support to both the Airtricity and Business Energy business within the Business Energy and SSE Customer Energy Solutions management team, in the areas of Indirect costs and Debt portfolio. The role will be responsible for the processing of month end in a timely manner, assisting in budgeting & forecasting activities, preparing detailed variance analysis on a monthly basis using strong knowledge of the business and industry to identify key trends, KPI reporting and balance sheet control account reconciliations.

Key Accountabilities

Period end close & Management reporting

Assist in completion month end process for Airtricity & Business Energy Indirect costs including accrual and prepayment postings.

Collate information for key operational metrics from the business to use in analysis of month end performance.

Prepare Indirect reports for key stakeholders across the business on a monthly basis ensuring that they understand key drivers of variances.

P&L preparation & BS reconciliations

Timely preparation of BS control account reconciliations for review and sign-off of by finance manager, using judgement to highlight and investigate key and unexpected variances.

Maintain financial policies and procedures for the company as laid out by Group and Finance.

Budgeting & Forecasting

Assist finance manager in co-ordination of annual Indirect & Manpower budget including reconciling inputs to system output, preparing reports to provide financial insight on key movements from prior years.

Statutory Reporting

Preparation of financial statements for review by finance manager. Liaising with auditors to ensure appropriate backup provided as requested.

What do I need?

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

- Fully qualified accountant with 1-2+ years Post Qualified Experience in a Financial Accountant business-interfacing role.

- Effectively communicating financial performance to operational colleagues to embed financial understanding within the business.

- Able to manage multiple complex projects/processes simultaneously.

- Focused on creating value for the Finance team and Business.

- Operationally and commercially focused.

- Pro-active in solving problems and tackling issues that impact the business.

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.

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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