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Management Accountant


Management Accountant

  • 536879
  • Closing at: Oct 3 2021 at 23:55 BST

Base Location: Perth or Glasgow

Salary: £32,800 - £49,300 + performance-related bonus + 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?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Accountant to join the SHE Transmission Financial Control team. This is a challenging but fulfilling role which mainly requires responsibility for profit and loss activities, reporting to the Transmission Finance Manager.

Key activities include;

- Focus on month end profit and loss activities involving use of financial systems to prepare and post journals including accruals and prepayments, variance analysis and liaising with key stakeholders to provide robust commentary in the Transmission MD and Director month end packs

- Significant contribution towards budgeting and forecasting processes including a five-year model view

- Direct business partnering responsibility. This will involve engaging with a wide array of stakeholders to compile an annual budget and manage this through the course of the year via a mix of monthly and quarterly reporting

- Support in fixed assets management and accounting. This will involve asset register management and forward looking activities such as projecting future depreciation scenarios

- Responsibility for Headcount reporting. This will include working with key stakeholders to produce an accurate headcount forecast and translate this into a salary position, reporting both to the MD and Finance Director

What do I need?

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

- An appropriate accounting qualification (ICAS, ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA) in an equivalent role; consideration may be given to candidates in the final stage of qualification

- Experience operating in a finance role within a large organisation with experience of financial operations and business partnering with senior managers

- Experience in fixed asset accounting, including asset register upkeep and depreciation analysis

- Be pro-active and diligent in approach, be willing to undertake challenging tasks sometimes beyond your 'comfort zone' and be able to work to tight timescales, under pressure and deliver to a high standard

- Ability to build strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders

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 341 147.

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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