Telecoms Accountant

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Berkshire
Categories: Accountancy & Finance

 

Job Title: Telecoms Accountant
Location: Reading
Salary:      £42k to £50k plus benefits
Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available
Our Role
This role will be responsible for providing the accurate and timely execution of general accounting, period end closing, and reporting activities. This will include provision of financial management information and budgeting & forecasting activities as well as maintaining a robust financial control and compliance framework.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
1. Period end close & reporting Review of material mid-month and month end journals applying knowledge of financial and management accounting, an appropriate level of judgement and communicating changes required to the Accounts Analyst Review by delegation of mid-month and month end reports and communicating changes required to the Accounts Analyst Support the Accounts Analyst in the preparation of supporting journal calculations for non-recurring/nonstandard and/or complex journals Monitor the GA inboxes and take ownership of resolving queries from Finance and other areas of the business delegating to the Accounts Analyst where appropriate 
2. P&L. Balance Sheet and Cashflow preparation & BS reconciliations 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
3. Management Reporting Review by delegation of management reports using good knowledge of the business to provide commentary at a level dictated by the Finance Manager prior to review by the Business Partner
4. Regulatory and Other Reporting Review by delegation of regulatory report pro-formal's (e.g. OFCOM, OFGEN, OFWAT, ONS etc.) and communicating changes required to the Accounts Analyst Review by delegation of the VAT return pro-forma prior to detailed review by Group Tax
5. Budgeting & Forecasting Provide technical and business specific knowledge and support to the Business Partner team during the budgeting and forecasting process as delegated by the Finance Manager
6. Continuous improvement support the Finance Manager to identify initiatives and opportunities e.g. process improvements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Previous Experience within a similar role
Fully Qualified with a professional accounting body (e.g. CIMA, ACCA, ACA, or CPA)
 Ability to work unsupervised and deliver high quality work to tight deadlines
Good knowledge of core financial systems and general accounting procedures
Awareness of current regulations including IFRS / New UK GAAP and Companies Acts an advantage

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
In depth knowledge of ERP software (Oracle desirable)

Process skills; Month-end close, Month-end reporting, P&L preparation, B/S reconciliations, Management reporting, Statutory reporting, Regulatory reporting, Fixed assets

Technical skills; Month-end close, Month-end reporting, P&L preparation, B/S reconciliations, Management reporting, Statutory reporting, Regulatory reporting, Fixed assets

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
Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn’t take long.
Closing date for applications is: Friday 25th January 2019
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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