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Senior Cost and IT Reporting Manager

Edinburgh, Scotland / England, Berkshire, Reading / England, Havant, Hampshire
£61100 - £91700 per annum + Car Allowance, Performance Related Bonus
Closing date
20 Sep 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 £18 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, 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: Reading, Havant and Edinburgh

Salary: £61,100 - £91,700 + car allowance + performance-related bonus and a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

The role holder will need to work with the senior leadership of the IT, Finance, and BU IT delivery functions to ensure the IT run and change costs can be captured and reported on from within the IT BM systems. This will require the role holder to understand the requirements of each of the functions and to work out how to translate these into process improvements and reporting changes.

Responsible for the IT cost reporting team that will deliver spend insight for cost centre managers and delivery leads, including identifying and acting on cost saving opportunities. They'll also identify, implement, and influence best practice cost management across the IT Group.

They'll be responsible for leading the Apptio systems team to deliver reporting in line with customer requirements. Their team will be the face of FMO and key to the success of what the FMO delivers across the business

Also responsible for leading the FinOps team, supporting them to improve the understanding and utilisation of FinOps tools and practices across the business.

- Identify, act upon, and track cost saving opportunities through effective stakeholder management

- Identify, document, roll out and influence best cost management practice across the IT group, through effective collaboration and communication

- Oversee the delivery of process initiatives that will underpin IT's cost management strategy and enable IT to manage its cost base much more effectively, whilst championing a 'no surprises' change management culture

- Secure and maintain support from key stakeholders (including Group CIO and Director of DSTC & Group Finance)

- Translate complex solutions to simple, transparent, and measurable plans with milestones and clearly defined accountabilities.

What do I need?

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

- Deep expertise in IT aspects of cost management, spend insights, and project reporting (capex / opex). Experience in establishing and implementing best practice in these areas across an IT business

- Deep expertise in all aspects of implementation of complex and cross functional projects, including project management, change management and project monitoring

- Extensive change/transformation experience with a proven track record in planning, executing, controlling and closing projects

- Significant experience of setting up, managing, developing, and improving reporting and processes for successful change management and transformation.

- Experience in supporting change in a complex environment persuading and influencing key stakeholders

- Significant and demonstrable experience in delivering change and transformational projects

- Experience with Apptio is highly desirable, experience with FinOps and Cloud health preferable.

About our Business

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and 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.

Further actions

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 David on 01738 275 846.

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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