Compliance Auditor

Perth and Kinross, Reading, Renfrewshire
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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 £18 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, Perth, or Reading

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

Working Pattern: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract | Flexible First options available

What is the Role?

At SSE we have an exciting opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic auditor to join our Group Compliance Operations team. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with experience in energy or auditing to operate under professional audit standards, and in accordance with our Quality Management System. Building strong relationships with business units, you'll independently conduct end-to-end compliance reviews in line with the Compliance Monitoring Programme. Your role extends to interpreting complex regulatory obligations, collaborating with various business functions, and engaging directly with senior managers.

The main responsibilities of this role are:

- Carrying out compliance audits which scrutinise the activities of SSE's seven business units and corporate support functions to assess compliance with regulatory and legal obligations, and with internal procedural/policy requirements.

- Communicating review findings in a concise, logical, and professional manner to key stakeholders at all levels.

- Consulting with senior managers to agree work scope and action plans to mitigate findings.

- Developing an in depth understanding of relevant regulation and legislation for an assigned business unit and assisting that business to identify key compliance risks.

- Contributing to the development of Group Compliance Operations processes.

What do I need?

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

- Current Audit Professional qualification e.g., Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or International Compliance Association (ICA) Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance (or equivalent), and relevant professional experience.

- Sound knowledge and experience of the regulatory rules which govern energy and/or financial markets.

- Excellent report writing skills, good attention to detail, ability to manage your time and workload efficiently, have first class negotiation/influencing skills and be structured in approach and resilient in character.

- Strong communication skills with the ability and confidence to build effective working relationships with a variety of internal stakeholders.

There will be a requirement to spend half your time in an SSE office and to travel across the UK and Ireland, and possibly internationally.

About our Business

At SSE, 'doing the right thing' is at the heart of everything we do. It is critical that every element of our processes and behaviours are ethical, fair and represent the positive culture and environment we strive for at SSE. Our Group Ethics & Compliance department is a key part of SSE's governance and wider control framework. Our independent risk-based approach ensures that we have the right controls and systems are in place to comply with regulation and legislation. We support the businesses to take corrective actions, and deliver excellent support systems across the compliance lifecycle including how we manage changes to core regulatory and legislative requirements. We are the custodians and champions of SSE's group wide ethical business culture. We give expert advice and support to ensure that SSE operates in a way that is consistent with our strategy, values and obligations as a company, whist ensuring we continue to meet the increasingly demanding societal expectations of organisations.

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 Louise on / 01738 351671.

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.