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Transmission Accountant - Investment

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23 Apr 2021

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Base Location: Perth/Glasgow/Edinburgh

Salary: £32,900to £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 an accountant to join the SHE Transmission Capital Investment Finance Team. This role will be responsible for supporting the financial aspects of the Transmission capital investment programme at an exciting time of growth within the industry as we invest to support the transition to a net zero carbon energy world.

The Investment accountant will be required to support the Transmission capital program working closely as part of a small team with the Investment Finance Managers, Head of Finance for Transmission Investment and key internal stakeholders across the Group. The need to understand how the business operates and the nature of our regulatory obligations under our RIIO price controls are a key aspect of this role as well as providing support and robust challenge to colleagues.

The individual will be required to work on their own initiative, understand complex issues, and convey this succinctly and clearly to inform decisions. This is a varied and challenging role with other responsibilities as follows:

Providing insight and understanding of risks and opportunities in capital projects while ensuring compliance with our regulatory obligations and corporate governance.

Coordinating, collating, reviewing project forecasts and delivering reports identifying the key financial drivers behind projects

Completing month end & year end closedown activities and preparing and presenting management accounts.

Representing finance during project review boards, working closely with project teams, and being a key support function for project teams to aid the delivery of projects within budget and on time.

Completing capital investment appraisals and reviewing business cases & commercial reports to aid the capital investment program.

Continual improvement and evaluation of existing processes and practices.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Fully qualified accountant (ICAS, ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA).

Have experience and knowledge of financial modelling for capital investments and options assessments.

Experience of creating and delivering reports to finance and non-finance colleagues, conveying messages which can be complex.

Be pro-active and diligent in their approach and be willing to undertake challenging tasks sometimes beyond their 'comfort zone'.

Be confident and articulate with the willingness to challenge and support colleagues and the business in a constructive and supportive manner

Able to work to tight timescales, under pressure, deliver to a high standard and display a problem solving approach.

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 / 0141 247750

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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