Financial Accountant

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Work type: External Fixed Term Contract
Location: Dublin
Categories: Accountancy and Finance, Other

Job Title: Financial Accountant

Location: Dublin 18

Salary: €53k depending on skills and experience

Fixed Term Contract, 1 year | Full Time Hours | 37.5 hours per week

Our Role

The Financial Accountant is responsible for the execution of accounting and period closing activities including the accurate and timely execution of general accounting, period end closing, forecasting and reporting activities and the delivery of reporting information to the wider Finance & Business community.

The Financial Accountant will liaise with the Finance manager to provide updates on financial performance and provide additional insight through reporting and commentary as required. They will also interact with the Business to understand the impact of material transactions that will impact performance & provide guidance & support.

Your Skills and Experience

Essential Job Specific Skills and Experiences

-Fully qualified accountant with relevant experience in a finance role with exposure to issues of similar complexity  

-Excellent knowledge of current regulations including IFRS / new UK GAAP, Companies Acts, Regulatory Licences etc.

-Good knowledge of core financial systems and Financial accounting procedures

-Adaptive to changing objectives and priorities to deliver results

-Focused on creating value for the Business

Functional and Technical Skills

-Proficient in MS Office applications (particularly excel)

-Degree-level education or equivalent

-Knowledge of SSE equivalent systems, processes and workflow technology

-Experience with accounting ERP software desirable (ie. Oracle)

Our Company

SSE is Ireland’s second largest energy utility and the leading developer and investor in cleaner energy infrastructure. SSE owns and operates over 2,000MW of generation capacity on the island of Ireland, of which 718MW is from renewable sources. Sitting within our Wholesale business, SSE Airtricity supplies greener electricity, natural gas and essential services to over 770,000 homes and businesses. Since 2008, SSE has directly invested over £2bn in growing its Ireland energy business including investment in large-scale, cleaner energy infrastructure. As a result of that investment SSE has contributed over €5bn to Irish Gross Domestic Product (GDP) since 2010, demonstrating the scale of economic activity that SSE’s operations support across Ireland.

SSE Ireland has been certified by Business in the Community Ireland to the Business Working Responsibly Mark, the gold standard for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability in Ireland. The Mark is presented to companies that represent best-in-class leadership, policies, practices, performance, and impact in CSR and Sustainability including employee engagement, innovation, environmental practices, supply chain management and engagement with the local community.

Our Benefits

We employ 1000 individuals doing everything from helping customers with their bills to the creation of clean, green renewable energy. Our people are important to us and we go to great lengths to extend the values of our award winning customer service to our employees to ensure that as part of our diverse workforce, you have the flexibility and opportunity to develop to your fullest potential.

In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You’ll enjoy 25 days’ annual leave entitlement, with the option to buy up to 10 extra days and will also be eligible for a host of other lifestyle benefits. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our “Be the Difference” scheme.

Next Steps

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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.


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