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Internal Controls & Reporting Accountant


Internal Controls & Reporting Accountant

  • 539802
  • Closing at: Jan 19 2022 at 23:55 GMT

We're proud to have been 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 and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Perth or Glasgow (preferred)

Salary: £32,900 - £45,000 + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

As a natural monopoly, our Distribution business is subject to regulatory oversight by the industry regulator, Ofgem. As such we have a 'Regulatory Contract' (referred often to as a Regulatory Licence) in which we are required to comply with a number of obligations and underpins our financial and business performance drivers.

In this role, you'll support the design, development and automation of processes & reporting solutions and will support the development and implementation of the ICFR (Internal Controls over Financial Reporting) / SOX Framework for SSE's Distribution Business. You'll have the opportunity to interact with all levels across the organisation, and support effective financial control across Distribution.

ICFR and the controls lifecycle is a continuous process to identify key processes and internal controls, ensuring that internal controls are appropriately designed and operating effectively by testing operation of those controls and undertaking necessary remediation of deficiencies to ensure risks are addressed.

The role is a varied and challenging role with key responsibilities as follows:

- Work closely with process leads to review processes, identify scope for and subsequent development of process improvements, including troubleshooting and performing root cause analysis to resolve issues.

- Collaborate with process owners in the preparation of process & controls documentation, including facilitating process walkthroughs to identify & document key activities, risks and controls.

- Assess control design and provide suggestions on ways to mitigate risk or enhance the effectiveness of processes.

- Test the effectiveness of the key controls identified, reporting control design deficiencies and controls not operating as designed, and supporting management to help them resolve deficiencies and implement corrective action plans.

- Support designing, developing and deploying Power Query analysis & reports

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we'd love you to have:-

- Experience operating in a Finance role within a large organisation, ideally with experience of Financial Operations, Performance Reporting and disciplines such as Risk Management, Audit and SOX.

- Be self-motivated, proactive and organized, with exceptional attention to detail.

- Be proficient in MS office Applications with an advanced knowledge of Excel and be highly numerate with strong analytical and problem solving skills, ideally with experience of Power Query or Power BI.

- Have excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills - both written and verbal.

- Have an appropriate accounting qualification (ICAS, ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA) or be qualified by experience in a similar role.

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.

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.

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 341390.

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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