Accountant

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Work type: Permanent - Flexible Working (e.g. Flexible Working Patterns, Compressed Hours available)
Location: Berkshire
Categories: Accountancy and Finance

Job Title: Accountant

Location: Reading

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available | 37 hours per week

 

Our Role

You will be responsible for the execution of comprehensive general accounting and period closing activities & support the Finance Manager to provide the accurate and timely execution of general accounting, period end closing, and reporting activities and delivery of reporting information to the wider Finance community in line with defined reporting protocols. You will review by delegation of 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 by the Business Partner. This role will provide support to both SSE Enterprise Contracting Finance Manager and SSE Enterprise Lead Finance Manager to deliver consolidated Enterprise reporting positon to Senior Management within Finance therefore high levels of accuracy are required.

Your Skills and Experience

We are looking for a Qualified Accountant with an extensive track record of owning critical close related activities and someone who has sound knowledge of core financial systems and general accounting procedures. We would like someone who can work unsupervised, deliver high quality work to tight timescales and pick up new skills quickly. We are expecting them to have good knowledge of current regulations including IFRS / New UK GAAP and Companies Acts. It would be beneficial if they had in depth knowledge of ERP software (Oracle would be desirable).  Beyond the financial accounting elements of this role, we are looking for someone who has experience in the completion of monthly MI.  The ability to turn sound financial data into robust and clear MI to add value to management decisions is key output of this role.

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

We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here’s a few highlights;

- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)

- Great share plans

- Group Pension Plan

- One day paid volunteering

- Tailored internal development opportunities

 

Next Steps

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Closing date for applications is: 27th September 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.

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