Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London


Base location: London or Reading

Salary: Up to £47k depending on skills and experience + bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent, Full Time with flexible working patterns available

The Role

Our Corporate Finance Team is responsible for several different areas, including M&A activity, financial investment appraisals across all of SSE's unregulated business area, maintaining the SSE Group Corporate Model (including financial analysis of strategic decision making at group level) and managing SSE groups credit rating. Due to an increase in workload we currently have a fantastic new opportunity for an experienced Corporate Financial Analyst to join our team working from our Reading or London offices.

As a Corporate Finance Analyst, you will play a pivotal role in the evaluation and support of investment and divestment opportunities of the SSE Enterprise business as it enters an exciting period of growth. You will work closely with all key SSE Enterprise businesses providing financial modelling support to assess the opportunities that are identified as well as assessing their impact on the Groups long-term earnings forecasts and credit ratings. You will also be involved in preparing strategic, commercial, critical analysis (including business cases and board papers) for SSE's senior management and supporting the wider team on execution of any M&A activity.

What do I need?

We are looking for a qualified accountant who can demonstrate excellent financial modelling, project planning and execution skills. You must have the ability to work independently, deliver high quality, accurate work on a timely and consistent basis, displaying strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills. Furthermore, you'll pride yourself on being an exceptional team player.

You must be highly skilled in the use of Microsoft Office applications, in particular Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint and be a confident and clear communicator with strong presentation skills. Prior experience in a corporate finance or transaction services environment would be beneficial but is not considered essential. Finally, we are also looking for you to have an interest in, and awareness of, current political, environmental and business issues.

Our Benefits

Were committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

About the Department

SSE plc, a FTSE35 Company which owns and operates a diverse range of energy businesses and is a major participant in a number of energy markets in the UK and Ireland. SSE has around 8 million customers and over 19,000 staff. As one of the four key business areas of SSE, SSE Enterprise provides energy and related services to meet the needs of industrial, commercial and public sector customers in Telecoms, Utilities, Rail and Contracting businesses across the UK and Ireland.

Next Steps

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

Closing date: 28 July 2019

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you're internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application.

  • accountant
  • due
  • excel
  • ms project
  • plc