Job Title: Finance Manager - Generation
Location: Perth / Glasgow with travel to Perth
Salary: circa £50,000 (depending on skills and experience) + annual bonus
Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available | 37 hours per week
SSE Wholesale is involved in energy portfolio management, gas production and electricity generation. Wholesale is the leading generator of electricity from renewable sources across the UK and Ireland. An opportunity has arisen for a Finance Manager within the Generation Finance team, reporting to the Head of Finance - Generation and E&P.
This is a senior role within the Finance directorate which requires a candidate to manage and develop a team and guide and support the Generation business with a focus on strong financial stewardship of day to day activities. This role includes all aspects of the financial stewardship of 10 + companies involved in generation activity including all transactional processing, profit and loss account preparation and balance sheet reconciliation. In addition, you will work closely with the business to analyse and explain variances from budget and forecasts and provide insight to support decisions being made by the business team.
This role can be based in either Perth or Glasgow, however if the successful candidate is Glasgow based then there is an expectation they will need to be in the Perth office at least 4 days per week to start with.
Your Skills and Experience
To be successful in this role, we are looking for a fully qualified accountant with extensive experience in an operational finance role with exposure to issues of similar complexity. Knowledge of current regulations including IFRS / new UK GAPP, Companies Acts, Regulatory Licences etc is essential along with knowledge of core financial systems and general accounting procedures. The successful candidate should have strong financial and organisational skills and the ability to build effective relationships. Strong communication skills, commercial awareness, focus and enthusiasm are essential attributes along with being proficient in MS Office applications (particularly excel) and knowledge of ERP software (Oracle would be desirable)
We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all 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. Passionate about people and proud of our award-winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential. 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'.
We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here's a few highlights;
- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)
- Great share plans
- Group Pension Plan
- One day paid volunteering
- Tailored internal development opportunities
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Closing date for applications is: 5th August 2018.
This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you're internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you're successful, we'll conduct some pre-employment checks.