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Senior Finance Business Partner - Group Services

Scotland, Glasgow
£44100 - £66100 per annum + Performance related bonus
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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About the Role

Base Location: Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, Reading, Havant or Belfast.

Salary: £44,100 - £66,100 + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

What is the Role?

The Senior Finance Business Partner is a role within Group Services Finance, supporting all corporate functions other than IT. The role will support or lead various FP&A initiatives such as the preparation of both the annual budget and the strategic 10-year model for Corporate Services, in year reporting and forecasting, as well as process improvement activities.

There are no formal line management responsibilities currently attached to this role, it will require content leadership and collaborative working with the Group Services Financial Controller, the Head of Internal Group Reporting and others in the Group Services finance team. It will also require close collaboration with senior stakeholders across SSE's Corporate Functions.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Business Planning

Provide financial advice and input across corporate functions, articulating this to non-Finance stakeholders.

Use financial and business knowledge to identify key risks and opportunities which will inform business plans, forecasts, and management reporting.

Provide a broad range of detailed and insightful business analysis in order to facilitate decision making and identify potential improvement opportunities (e.g., financial analysis, sensitivity analysis).

Display good communication and relationship building skills, including with third parties as needed.

Budgeting & Forecasting

Input to budget and regular forecasting process as required, bringing forward insight on major initiatives where appropriate.

Support the move toward more integrated performance management, such as rolling forecasts.

Develop and / or validate business planning assumptions.

Process Improvement

Support Group wide Finance Transformation programme where appropriate.

Work with Group Services Financial Controller and others to identify and implement initiatives and opportunities - including streamlining production of monthly MI reporting.

What do I need?

- Fully qualified accountant with 5+ years Post Qualified Experience in a Business Partner / Finance Manager / Management Accountant business-interfacing role with experience of solving complex business issues.

- Experience interpreting and assimilating multiple data sources, to provide meaningful insight, appropriate recommendations, and clear actions.

- The ability to effectively communicate financial performance/improvements to operational colleagues to embed financial understanding within the business.

- An excellent track record of Finance Business Partnering with Senior Leaders.

- The ability to manage multiple complex projects/processes simultaneously.

- Proficiency in MS Office applications (particularly Excel) is highly desirable.

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?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave 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 encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made 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 flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Francesca on 01738 344763.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality 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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