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Finance Manager

Northern Ireland, Belfast, County Antrim
Performance related bonus
Closing date
19 Mar 2023

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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, and our exciting growth plans in the UK, Ireland and internationally, we've a range of exciting opportunities within our Corporate Functions to support our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

About the Role

Base Location: Belfast (flexible)

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 depending on skills and experience + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

What is the role?

An exciting opportunity has been created for a Finance Manager to join the finance team under the SSE Customer Energy Solutions Business. You will be responsible for comprehensive financial analysis, general accounting and period closing activities for the regulated Gas NI business. In addition, you will have responsibility for the statutory accounts and statutory audit of the Airtricity Gas NI company. The successful candidate will work closely with the Internal Control Business Partner to maintain high levels of financial control, accurate and timely execution of general accounting activities and improving business processes. This role will be on a full-time basis but offering flexibility on working location.

Key Accountabilities

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

- Able 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.

What do I need?

- Fully qualified accountant with 5+ years Post Qualified Experience in a Finance Manager/Senior Financial Accountant role, with experience of developing, motivating and leading a diverse, and multi-locational team.

- Knowledge of Irish energy market and an understanding of underlying market segments.

- Proficient in MS Office applications (particularly Excel).

- Adaptive to changing objectives and priorities to deliver results.

- Able to manage multiple complex projects/processes simultaneously.

About our Business

Our SSE Finance function has a key part to play in fulfilling SSE's obligations as a UK-listed company, providing expertise and services that can be shared across the SSE Group, and working in partnership with all businesses to provide services tailored to their specific needs. SSE operates in a highly regulated and increasingly competitive environment, and our role is to ensure that we gather, compile, analyse and recommend on the financial strategy for our businesses, identifying opportunities to drive efficiencies and create value for SSE now, and in the future.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Francesca on 01738 344763.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.


We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition.  This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

Our twin focus of practicality and inspiration is a strategy that has seen us through more than 70 years.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.


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