Lead Finance Manager - Systems and Transformation

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Edinburgh and Lothians, Glasgow Area, Perth and Kinross
Categories: Accountancy and Finance, Other, Managerial

Job Title: Lead Finance Manager - Systems and Transformation

Location: Perth, Glasgow or Edinburgh

Salary: £50,000 – £85,000 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Permanent | Full Time Hours

Our Role

Reporting to the Director of Financial Operations, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining a robust and sustainable financial control framework across all areas of Financial Operations, including the integrity of finance systems and processes.

Working with the Financial Operations Leadership Team the you will lead the development and maintenance of the financial control framework which will meet the objectives of:

-delivering sound systems, controls and assurance

-delivery of a robust internal controls framework and compliance programme

-improvement of key processes

You will be pivotal in driving transformation of Finance systems across the group and play a consultancy role in the design and implementation of our systems and reporting strategy, using your expertise of finance and in-depth understanding of the related risks and controls.

You will be able significantly contribute to the simplification and standardisation of processes across Financial Operations, including delivery of clearly documented work instructions for all key processes, addressing current complexities and inconsistencies, with the aim of finding on-going efficiencies and continuous improvements.

Your Skills and Experience

We are looking for someone who is a fully qualified Accountant who has significant experience as a Finance Manager or similar leading large teams of finance professionals. They will have had plenty of exposure in an audit or risk and control focused area and will hold specialist knowledge of risks relation to transactional finance functions. Ideally, they will have experience working with core finance systems such as Oracle eBusiness suite. Commercially minded they will have a proven track record in implementing business improvements and will be skilled at influencing positive behavioural change across diverse teams and will thrive in a collaborative working environment.

Our Company

We all have different skills here at SSE and that’s 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 it’s 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/

Next Steps

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Closing date for applications is: 26th Feb 2018

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.

The role can be based at Perth, Glasgow or Edinburgh. There will be the need to be in the Perth office 3 days per week for the latter locations.

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