Financial Accountant

Dublin (City), Leinster (IE)
18 Apr 2024
18 May 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest around 21 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.


About the Role

Base Location: Dublin, Ireland (Flexible)

Salary: €65k - €70k  + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: 18 month Fixed Term Contract | Full Time | Flexible First options available

An exciting opportunity has been created for a Financial Accountant to join the finance team under the SSE Customer Energy Solutions Business. You will be responsible for comprehensive financial analysis, general accounting, period closing activities, forecasting and planning activities for the overall business Revenue. In addition, you will be responsible for FSLI’s within the statutory audit of the Airtricity companies. The successful candidate will work closely with the ROI and NI Finance Managers to maintain high levels of financial control, accurate and timely execution of general accounting activities and improving business processes. This contract role will be on a full-time basis, but offering flexibility on working location.

Key Accountabilities

  • Effectively communicating financial performance to operational colleagues to embed financial understanding within the business
  • Analyse performance results to include variances against Budget and Forecast
  • Able to manage multiple complex projects/processes simultaneously
  • Interpreting and assimilating multiple data sources, including external market data, and rendering into meaningful insight and appropriate recommendations and clear actions
  • Operationally and commercially focused
  • Strong analytical and financial modelling skills
  • Excellent knowledge of current regulations including new financial accounting standards

What do I need?

  • Fully qualified accountant with 3+ years Post Qualified Experience
  • Knowledge of Irish energy market and an understanding of underlying market segments
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (particularly excel)
  • Adaptive to changing objectives and priorities to deliver results
  • Able to manage multiple complex projects/processes simultaneously

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 344763 .

EXTERNAL: 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.

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.


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