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Treasury Accountant

Perth & Kinross, Scotland
Closing date
9 Apr 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, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving 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.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Perth / Glasgow / Edinburgh

Salary: Circa £55,000 + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

Working alongside the existing Treasury Accountant you will be jointly responsible for all the accounting requirements of the Treasury function which includes its responsibilities to the SSE Group but also to a number of JV's for which SSE provide Treasury services.

You will be responsible for the accurate and timely execution of the monthly Treasury accounting, period end closing, budget and forecast and ten-year model updates, adherence to accounting policies, half and full year reporting and the delivery of monthly reporting information for inclusion in the Board report and for use by the wider Finance functions.

The Treasury Accountants are also responsible for providing accounting advice / recommendations for any funding exercise or derivative transaction that the Group may be considering to ensure the accounting treatment is efficient and adheres to accounting policies.

The Treasury Accountants take a lead role in several Finance Transformation projects ensuring any changes to existing Treasury processes are clear and understood and play a part in the Treasury functions improved efficiency.

Liaising with Business Partners and Finance Managers on a regular basis to provide updates and advice on a number accounting matters relating to Treasury activities. Also interacting with various areas of the business to understand the impact of material transactions that will impact Treasury and the wider business.

What do I need?

Fully qualified accountant with up to 3+ years Post Qualified Experience in an operational finance role with exposure to issues of similar complexity.

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Excellent knowledge of current regulations including IFRS / new UK GAAP, Hedge Accounting, Companies Acts, Regulatory Licences etc.

- Good knowledge of core financial systems and general accounting procedures.

- Proficient in MS Office applications (particularly Excel).

- Knowledge of SSE equivalent systems, processes and workflow technology.

- In depth knowledge of ERP software (Oracle 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?

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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