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Financial Controls Accountant


Financial Controls Accountant

  • 541615
  • Closing at: Jul 18 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:Glasgow  Eurocentral 

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Fixed Term Contract | Full Time | Flexible First options available

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Financial Controls Accountant to join our finance team within an ambitious and growing business, initially on a 12 month fixed term basis.

Reporting to the Group Accounts Payable Manager, the Financial Controls Accountant will be responsible for ensuring that all AP period closing activities are executed timely and accurately, through formal review verifying the integrity and accuracy of the data.

The Financial Controls Accountant will drive improvements in the period end closing activities and reconciliation processes within AP, in partnership with Group and Business Unit Finance teams.

The Financial Controls Accountant, in collaboration with AP Management, will also be responsible for ensuring control and governance through: (i) documented procedures and processes; (ii) segregation of duties; (iii) identification and management of risk (iv) compliance with our internal control framework

- Management and review of month-end bank reconciliations, Purchase Ledger and all Balance Sheet control accounts, analyses and exception reports

- Ensure all unreconciled and unidentified items are resolved in a timely manner

- Management of accounting duties as required to ensure a high service level to all Finance and non- Finance areas

- Ensure adherence to corporate standards and procedures in all reconciliation activities

- Provide feedback to the Group Accounts Payable Manager on how to improve on internal controls, and also identify areas where risks relating to banking transactions can be reduced

What do I need?

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

- Hold a recognised professional accountancy qualification (full CIMA / ACCA / CA) with at least 2 year’s post qualification experience

- Possess excellent IT skills, particularly Microsoft Excel and Finance ERP’s (Oracle P2P)

- Experience of working in a large organisation's finance / accounts payable function

- Proactive in solving problems and tackling issues that impact the business

- Risk awareness and ability to manage and mitigate risk 

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:

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