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Finance Business Partner


Finance Business Partner

  • 541277
  • Closing at: Jul 17 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 / Perth / Reading (Flexible First options available including hybrid home/office working arrangements)

Salary: up to £45k + performance-related bonus up to 10% + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

SSE Networks Distribution is the electricity distribution network operator (DNO) responsible for delivering power to over 3.8 million homes across central southern England and the north of Scotland. We serve some of the most diverse and unique geographies across the UK, and keep customers and communities connected whilst developing the flexible electricity network vital to achieving net zero.

The next Ofgem price control period (RIIO-ED2) commences in April 2023 and lasts for 5 years. SSEN Distribution plans to increase its investment by around a third to around £4bn over this period to accelerate the transition to smart, flexible networks and help deliver net zero.

What is the role?

 The Finance Business Partner will be responsible for a broad range of activities and be a trusted advisor to the business in the following areas:

- Partner with the various Heads of department to provide financial oversight (including planning, budgeting and reporting) of the directorate segments including Regulation, Network Investment, Asset Management and Regulated Revenue

- Partner with the Director of DSO (Distribution System Operator) to support with the various flexibility initiatives, active network management and core system planning work

- Support with large capital projects and other ad hoc tasks as they arise

What do I need?

To be considered for this role you will need to be:

- A fully qualified accountant with relevant commercial finance experience for the scale of this role;

- A proficient user of Microsoft Excel and the Microsoft suite of packages;

- Experienced with Oracle/Hyperion finance systems or similar package;

- A confident and articulate communicator with experience of delivering financial presentations

- Analytically minded and able to constructively challenge business proposals

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.

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.






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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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