Accountant - Capital Projects

Aberdeen City, Highland Council, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire
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SSE plc
Mining, resources & energy
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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: Flexible Scotland, however our preference is that you will be based in Glasgow Perth, Aberdeen or Inverness sites.

Salary: £40,600 - £61,000 + Performance related bonus+ a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

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. We are currently in the third year of this 5 year price control for Electricity Transmission (RIIO-T2) and we have a long term plan to take the business forward as we look towards RIIO-T3 and deliver our RIIO-T2 commitments to support the overall Group. We are on course to invest over £7bn in our RIIO-T2 period and have committed to delivering a significant spend beyond, to meet our net zero 2030 goal.

This role will require the you to support the Transmission Capital Investment programme working closely as part of a small team with Transmission Capital Investment Finance Managers and other key internal stakeholders. This requires significant financial discipline to underpin decision making, ensure strong financial compliance with policies and drive value and efficiency. You will need to understand the nature of our regulatory obligations under our RIIO price controls is necessary to succeed in this role. Working closely with the Capital Investment Finance Managers and Head of Finance for Transmission Investment will be key, as well as providing the support and challenge to finance and operational colleagues.

You will be required to work using your own initiative, understand complex issues, problem solve and convey this succinctly and clearly to make informed decisions and strategy. This is a varied and challenging role with other responsibilities including:

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

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

- Completing month end closedown activities and preparing and presenting management accounts.

- Representing finance during project review boards, working closely with project teams, and being a key member in the delivery of projects within budget and on time.

- Completing capital investment appraisals and reviewing business cases to aid in optimising the capital investment programme.

What do I need?

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

- Appropriate Accounting qualification (ICAS, ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA).

- Have experience and knowledge of working with capital project investments, creating and delivering reports to finance and non-finance colleagues and 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 and deliver to a high standard.

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 / 01738 341436.

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.