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Job description

Base Location: Reading

Salary: £35,000 - £47,000 depending on skills and experience

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours per week

About the Department

The Enterprise Division comprises four companies: Contracting, Rail, Telecoms and Utilities. The SSE Enterprise Projects and Operational Support Team support the entire Enterprise division leading the deployment of best practice in assurance, project management, engineering and in handling strategic projects.

SSE Enterprise Telecoms operates a 13,700km private telecoms network, with 265 Points of Presence and connectivity to over 80 commercial data centres that span the UK. With its extensive telecoms engineering experience, the company provides commercial security with unrivalled in-house engineering resource to Service Providers, Large Enterprises and the Public Sector providing a competitive range of leading-edge Ethernet, Cloud Connect, Optical Networking and Co-location services.

What is the Role

The Commercial Assurance role is responsible for leading all assurance aspects of the Commercial team. This will include establishing team governance that delivers measurables on the Commercial activities as well as supporting on the financial commitments for the team.

This role is critical to the overall success of the Commercial team by creating a framework to work towards that mitigates financial risk and maximises cost reduction and process efficiency opportunity by creating and owning the assurance processes to keep the teams both internal and external operating to guidelines.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a finance background to utilise their skills in a first business role. There is a great scope to implement a new structured approach and make your own mark on the business.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, you will have previous experience in a finance-based role with demonstrable strong numerical skills being essential. You will also be conversant with forecasting figures to the wider business and therefore should have the ability to communicate financial information to non-finance departments. Solid commercial acumen and be familiarity with governance/process implementation are highly desirable.

You will be an exceptional communicator; highly resilient and very organised individual who is systematic in their approach. You will have the confidence to question and challenge proactively with clients and colleagues at all levels.

We are looking for a driven person who is confident in their ability to work independently as well has having a passion for team work ethic. You will be results focused with a keen ability to bring about change and take on a hands-on approach.

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?

Next Steps

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

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if its not safe, we don't do it.

Closing Date: 21st August 2019

Job type
Full-Time, Permanent
Job Sector
Accountancy (Qualified)
Job Position
£35,500.00 - £47,000.00 / year
Reading, UK Show on map
Post date
Closing date

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