National Grid Financial Analyst in Waltham, Massachusetts

_About the Position:_

Assist with a range of property tax activities to ensure compliance with property tax statutes, regulations, and practices, and to minimize National Grid’s property tax expense and administrative costs related to property tax.

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_Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):_

  • Prepare monthly journal entries, accruals and account reconciliations for 19 corporate entities

  • Identify potential over-assessments and work with assessors to correct assessment errors

  • Address issues identified by the bill processors to ensure timely payment and proper accounting

  • Assist with financial analysis of all property tax accounts to support property tax department rate case readiness, accurate and timely response to IR’s.

  • Assist with the financial modeling of new business development and Payment in Lieu of Tax Agreements (Pilots) for large scale projects. Proper modeling of new opportunities allows us to better forecast property tax costs and accurate pricing for new business models. Pilot’s will save the Company significant property taxes on new commercial ventures.

  • Assist with Annual Obsolescence Filings with NY State Office of Real Property Tax Services. This represents one of our largest opportunities for NY property tax mitigation.

  • Assist with Audit support, FERC and State Filings, monthly forecasting, budgeting and variance and flux analysis.

  • Property tax litigation support.

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders, including jurisdiction finance, accounting, income tax and regulatory affairs, in order to share best practice in property tax, provide technical advice and build bases of influence.

  • Keep up to date with market/regulatory developments within property tax in order to ensure the optimization of best practice for National Grid.

  • Challenge existing ways of working and continuously seek ways to do things better in order to drive greater efficiencies.

_Knowledge & Experience Required_:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Economics, orBusiness related disciplineand 4-6 years of financial analyst experience

  • Experience managingmultiple projects independently.

  • Strongverbal and written communications skills, and negotiation and conflict resolution excellence.

  • Proficient in relevant software e.g. Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

  • Knowledge of budgeting and operational planning.

This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.

/National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team/

Job: *Functional-Shared Services

Organization: *Functional

Title: Financial Analyst

Location: MA-Waltham

Requisition ID: 20172428

Other Locations: NY-Syracuse