Finance Manager

Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire
Full time
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SSE plc
Mining, resources & energy
10,001+ employees
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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving 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.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Glasgow or Perth

Salary: £47,600 - £71,600 + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Manager to join the Thermal Financial Control team based in Glasgow/Perth. Reporting directly into the Thermal Financial Controller, you will manage a team with responsibility for the accurate and timely execution of all aspects of general accounting, period end closing and statutory reporting activities for the Generation business for Thermal.

Your responsibilities will include:

- Managing and developing a team of finance professionals.

- Overseeing all aspects of the month end and the balance sheet and cashflow for Thermal Generation UK & ROI.

- Owning the year end and half year process including the preparation and audit of the statutory accounts and the preparation of the group disclosures for Thermal.

- Responsibility for compliance with the Group financial control policies.

- One of the key contacts for the Finance Transformation programme workstreams including system change and the Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting framework.

What do I need?

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

- Qualified Accountant (ICAS, ACCA, ACA) with strong working knowledge of IFRS & FRS 101 and clear understanding of financial controls. Experience of, or ability to, demonstrate an interest in the energy industry.

- Strong team manager with demonstrable experience of leading and motivating teams through change.

- Be a superb communicator of financial information with a strong commercial acumen.

- Strong time-management and organizational skills to handle multiple deadlines/priorities without compromising attention to detail and deliverables. Drive continuous improvement and automation of key processes.

- Proactive and inquisitive with a keen eye for detail and a passion for delivering change.

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?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave 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 encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made 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 flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Francesca on / 01738 344763.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.