Renewables Accountant

Closing date: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 09:00
Employer: 
SSE
Type: 
Permanent
Region: 
United Kingdom

Job title: Renewables Accountant
Location: Glasgow or Perth (if Glasgow based then travel to Perth 1 to 2 days per week initially)
Salary:  £31,500 to  £47,900 plus bonus (depending on experience)
Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available

Our Role

The SSE Renewables Finance team are looking to recruit a technically strong and ambitious accountant to look after all accounting for the flagship windfarm, Beatrice amongst other Joint Venture operating assets. This is a exciting, newly created role offering senior exposure across the business and reporting directly into the Financial Controller.
The successful candidate will be responsible for all accounting activities and ensuring strong financial control. You will have a sharp attention to detail, strive for high quality and be energetic and enthusiastic in the role. This is an excellent opportunity for any Accountant wishing to further their career.
This is a varied, flexible and challenging role with primary responsibilities Including:
Period end close & reporting and timely review of mid-month and month end journals, applying expert knowledge of financial and management accounting in addition to a medium level of judgement, and communicating changes required.
Timely review of mid-month and month end reports applying strong commercial and industry knowledge.
Support the Finance Analyst in the preparation of supporting journal calculations for
P&L preparation & BS reconciliations and timely review P&L and BS control account reconciliations using judgement to highlight and investigate key and unexpected variances providing supporting commentary when required prior to review.
Monitor and evaluate controls recommending improvements if required.
Responsible for Management and statutory reporting along with timely review of regulatory report pro-formas using knowledge of specific regulatory requirements.
Review of VAT return pro-forma prior to detailed review by Group Tax.
Budgeting & Forecasting & co-ordinating and consolidating the annual budget including stakeholder sign off, providing financial insight and challenge as necessary to ensure budgets are accurate and realistic.
Co-ordinate and consolidate the forecast including stakeholder sign off, providing financial insight and challenge as necessary to ensure forecasts are accurate and realistic.

Involved with continuous improvement and support the Renewables Finance Manager to identify and implement initiatives and opportunities e.g. process improvements.
Your skills and experience
Fully qualified accountant with experience in an operational finance or practice role with exposure to issues of similar complexity and effectively communicating financial performance to operational colleagues to embed financial understanding within the business.
Knowledge of current regulations including IFRS / new UK GAAP, Companies Acts, Regulatory Licences etc.
Knowledge of core financial systems and general accounting procedures and of using financial models and reporting to external lenders would be beneficial.
Adaptive to changing objectives and priorities to deliver results & focused on creating value for the Group.
Operational and commercial focus and excellent Technical skills including MS Office and Excel & knowledge of ERP software (Oracle desirable)
Our Company
We all have different skills here at SSE and thats what makes us stand out. We all 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. Passionate about people and proud of our award-winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if its not safe, we don't do it.
Our Benefits
Lots of good things, including 34 days holidays (inclusive of public holidays), pension plans and paid volunteering days. Click here for a full breakdown; http://sse.com/careers/benefits-and-development/ [http://sse.com/careers/benefits-and-development/]
Next Steps
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Closing date for applications is Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Successful candidates will be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process.

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