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Lead Finance Systems Manager

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10 May 2021

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Base Location: Flexible UK

Salary: £45,200 - £67,800 depending on skills and experience + car / allowance + 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?

SSE Finance are in the early stages of a "Digital Finance" Programme which will address gaps in Data, Reporting, Process, Chart of Accounts and Technology. The Lead Finance Systems Manager will have a key role in the transition from current (TM1 and Cognos Controller) to new finance systems for the Group.

Reporting to the Head of Finance - Systems, Transformation & AR (ST&AR), the Lead Finance Systems Manager will own responsibility for managing all finance systems as well as leading the organisations finance systems team.

Some of your other main accountabilities will include;

-Ownership of all pre and post transformation finance system solutions, processes and applications.

-Lead, optimise and successfully deliver future integration/migration of businesses acquired/disposed of, by organisation in or out of the group's financial systems & infrastructure

-Develop, manage and transform the finance systems team of 9 people to deliver the highest quality support to the finance community and all business

-Proactively look for opportunities to make incremental enhancements and improvements to current and future finance systems, reporting and data analytics capabilities

-Drive the continuous improvement of the group's financial systems and analytics capabilities, to make them better, simpler and more effective.

What do I need?

We are looking for a qualified accountant with a proven track record of career progression in a large, dynamic organisation. You'll be well versed in delivering system change, integration, improvement and modernisation and be highly competent in writing coding languages such as SQL, R, VBA & Macros

An understanding of interpreting, structuring and optimising large commercial data sets (both financial and non-financial) will be necessary to ensure the business are able to take advantage of enhancing insight.

In addition to this, you shouldbe commercially astute with a high level of analytical skills and focus on adding value. The ability to build strong, effective working relationships using excellent stakeholder management and people leadership skills will be critical.

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

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.

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