Group Statutory Reporting Accountant

Perth and Kinross (GB)
£38,700 - £58,100 + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits
22 Feb 2024
22 Mar 2024
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Full time
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Qualified accountant

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: Perth/Glasgow

Salary: £38,700 - £58,100 + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

The objective of the role is delivery of Group’s Annual Report and Accounts (“ARA”) and Interim Results Statement. The Group Statutory Reporting Accountant will work primarily on specific accounting areas for the group financial statements, including note preparation for the accounts, and work to enhance documentation and controls.  The role involves working to tight deadlines to meet reporting deadlines.  The role requires regular liaison with the Group’s Business Units and the external auditor, and is responsible for the preparation and audit requirements of elements of the Group accounts and additionally certain subsidiary statutory accounts. The role reports to the Statutory Reporting Manager and involves working closely with the Director of Group Reporting and other senior Finance contacts. To do this effectively, you will need an understanding of SSE’s markets and operations, IFRS and other relevant GAAP.

What do I need?

- Fully qualified Chartered Accountant with 3+ years Post Qualified Experience in a Financial Reporting or External Audit role, ideally with plc or relevant industry experience.

- Experience of listed plc reporting and corporate governance requirements would be advantageous.

- Fully up to date knowledge of accounting standards and corporate governance requirements.

- Interpretative and analytical skills to assimilate complex issues into reporting and accounting solutions.

- Continuous improvement approach focusing on process efficiency.

- Able to manage numerous complex tasks simultaneously.

- Ability to manage competing deadlines and deliverables, and.

- Personal resilience and drive are essential.

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.

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