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Assistant Project Control Accountant


Glasgow, Glasgow, GB

Facility:  SPS-Scottish Power HQ





The Control Team forms part of our Corporate functions that is responsible for providing support services for all other ScottishPower businesses. We know people are central to building a better future, quicker and we are seeking new talent to join our team.



As Project Control Accountant, you will assist in controlling and guiding Energy Networks Business units and support functions to facilitate accurate project costs. Liaising with the business, you will ensure appropriate project and activity costing controls are operating.



PPM/SAP Transactions


  • Ensure PPM Approval Workflow is validated; this includes all master data is correct and complete.  Including Regulatory Programme and links correctly to Regulatory Table hierarchy and licence, Perform changes to availability control, liaising with Performance Managers and key contacts across EN Business Areas as required.
  • Validate change requests for master data, i.e. cost centre changes are aligned to correct district/business unit and challenge where anomalies appear to exist
  • Review workflows, confirming budget available and challenge where required, ensuring the donor has either been updated or has funds available.  Similar for re-scheduling financial values over years, checks required on donor projects to ensure available funds.
  • Ensure correct master data/controlling orders have been supplied on Sales Invoices and attachments have been updated and supports request.
  • Corrective Invoices ensure original monies received and validate values to be refunded.  Work with Financial Accounting to ensure PIA available to cover refund where applicable.  Highlighting issues to Business Performance Managers where refunds higher than remaining PIA. Check PPM initiative to verify cost/income values have been updated and also check end date is valid on PMO to ensure Account Receivable can approve.




  • Challenge inappropriate business behaviours and ensure a strong environment of control exists across the wider business.
  • Build relationships and foster good ways of working across all areas such that a co-operative approach is taken to all issues/projects/initiatives, solving problems and answering queries as the need arises.
  • Promote a positive attitude to change and assist staff through the on-going change process.
  • Continually challenge current business processes to seek and deliver ongoing efficiencies.
  • Resolutions of exceptions and support to the purchasing/control interface.
  • Ensure issues are highlighted appropriately and help address problem areas, ensuring direction of business is in line with objectives and requirements of the finance function.

Skills and Requirements


To be successful in the role you will need to demonstrate:


  • Experience in Financial / Transactional disciplines.
  • Good commercial awareness with an understanding of Energy Networks Business.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple priorities.
  • Pro-active person who anticipates issues and problems and effectively manages these
  • Effective working style which engenders strong team spirit and fosters and promotes a positive working environment
  • Understanding of internal control requirements and ability to manage and challenge to bring about a positive outcome.
  • Influencing and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with staff at different levels of the organisation.
  • Delivery focus and resilience to deal with the continually changing demands.


Minimum Criteria


  • Experience in Financial disciplines
  • Good commercial awareness with an understanding of Energy Networks business.
  • Confidence and ability to constructively challenge at all levels.
  • Influencing and interpersonal skills with ability to adopt appropriate style for range of situations
  • Knowledge and good understanding of SAP processes.

What we offer


This is a Permanent contract. Salary for this role will be from £27,600 per annum.  

As part of our commitment to a supportive and inclusive place to work, we recognise that our employees have different personal circumstances and want a suitable work-life balance. We are working hard to support flexible and alternative ways of working where possible including: Flexible Working, Shared Parental Leave, Career Breaks, Wellbeing / Employee Assistance Programme.  You will also have access to our flexible benefits programme where you can decide what is important for you.

Our Selection Process


Selection Process


  • Competency Based Interview
  • Achieving results & continuous improvement (Level 1); Initiative (Level 1); Teamwork (Level 2); Communicating and influencing (Level 1); Customer focus (Level 2)



Closing date: Monday 27th of May 2019



Inclusion and diversity fosters innovation and creativity and brings us closer to the communities we serve. At ScottishPower, we want to attract and hire diverse talent whilst developing a workplace that is supportive and open to everyone.

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