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Commercial and Innovation Accountant

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.

Location: Glasgow or Perth

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

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

The Commercial and Innovation Accountant will have key responsibilities relating to Innovation reporting, Commercial accounting and input into the Regulatory Business Plan and Annual regulatory reporting submissions.

This is a varied, flexible, and challenging role with primary responsibilities amongst the following:

- Supporting the production and submission of the Transmission Regulatory Business Plan (RIIO-T3), making sure we have robust metrics and assumptions in order to secure allowances from OFGEM to support our Net Zero targets as well as reporting in the RIIO- T2 price control period.

- Support Regulatory Reporting Pack (RRP) activities in the team including collation of Business Support and Closely Associated Indirect (BSC / CAI) costs.

- Ownership of month end activities relating to Innovation, including all journal postings, accruals and monitoring NIA, SIF and other innovation project types.

- Work with our Regulatory and Commercial finance team to set Charging Methodology rates for the year ahead.

- Enhance reporting and analysis of Directly Remunerated Items, as well as supporting with documenting controls in this area.

What do I need?

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

- An appropriate accounting qualification (ICAS/ICAEW/ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA) in an equivalent role.

- Be proficient in MS Office applications with an advanced knowledge of Excel and be highly numerate with strong analytical skills as well as knowledge of core financial systems (Oracle desirable) and general accounting procedures.

- Be pro-active and diligent in approach and be able to work to tight timescales and deliver to a high standard.

- Financial controls and process documentation and improvement experience.

- Previous experience of working in a Regulatory environment desirable.

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.