Finance Manager

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

Salary: circa €68,000 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available | 37.5 hours per week

Our Roles

As part of our strategy to do what is right for our people, our shareholders and of course our customers, we have undertaken a strategic review of our business and established seven business areas that can each focus on being a sustainable and responsible employer, for the long term. As a result of this recent restructure, an exciting opportunity has been created for two Finance Managers to join the finance team under the SSE Customer Energy Solutions Business.

You will coordinate monthly reporting, budgeting & forecasting activities for specific areas, prepare variance analysis, provide insight & identify key trends to support strategic business planning. The role is also key in maintaining robust financial controls and the compliance framework for SSE Airtricity & includes assistance in improving business processes. The role includes management accounting and financial control duties and will have exposure to ensuring compliance with regulatory, tax & company law. The role will also require interaction with key personnel in the operational business on how best to manage their annual budgets.

Your Skills and Experience

-Effectively communicating financial performance to operational colleagues to embed financial understanding within the business

-Ability 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

-Able to develop, motivate and lead a diverse team

-Excellent knowledge of current regulations including new financial accounting standards

-Influence strategy and translate this into actionable programmes, opportunities or activities that result in improved profitability or risk mitigation

-Fully qualified accountant with significant experience Post Qualified in a Finance Manager/Management Accountant business-interfacing role with experience of solving business issues of similar scale and complexity, developing, motivating and leading a diverse, and multi-locational team

-Knowledge of Irish energy market and an understanding of underlying market segments & product profitability tools

-Proficient in MS Office applications (particularly excel)

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 a generous 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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Closing date for applications is: 28th July 2019                                                        

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via

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.

Interviews will commence the week beginning 22nd July 2019

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