National Grid Graduate Development Program - Associate Analyst, Finance Process Excellence in Waltham, Massachusetts

About the Graduate Development Program:

National Grid’s Graduate Development Program (GDP) is the company’s flagship pipeline program, targeting recent college graduates joining the company in entry-level full time positions. The GDP is designed to prepare early career professionals for future leadership roles within the organization, aims to support Graduates in developing as leaders, guide their career, and increase their business talents and skills. It provides opportunities for Graduates to explore a broad range of disciplines across our functions and locations, work on a variety of projects, and expand their network.

Graduates start their careers at National Grid with an 8-week Orientation. Graduates will spend time learning the core functions of the business, networking with our Executive team, and traveling to our different jurisdictional areas. By the end of Orientation, Graduates have an in depth understanding of who National Grid is as a company and how we do business. They have also formed a network with their fellow Graduates as well assenior business leaders, key GDP stakeholders and GDP Alumni. Graduates also take part in quarterly development sessions with their cohort as well as complete a Capstone Project at the end of their first year with the company.



About the Position:

The Associate Analyst, Process Excellence supports the team by identifying, testing and establishing repeatable and efficient processes. Assists in identifying key performance indicators through process improvement initiatives. Responsible for assisting in the development of process enablers. Reports to the Manager, Process Excellence, supports the design and establishment of Finance process standards and procedures to support the attainment of financial goals and requirements.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Responsible for assessing, testing and establishing repeatable and efficient processes.

  • Evaluates ways to standardize and document process improvement opportunities.

  • Monitors procedures and processes to reduce risk and provide recommendations to enhance finance process to contribute to the performance of NGUSA.

  • Reviews and assists in the development of process standards and enablers for U.S. Finance.

  • Conducts research on industry process trends to ensure compliance.

  • Responsible for following evaluation guidelines, assessing standards, procedures and processes forautomated tools that support financial goals and requirements.

  • Leads process design projects and accurately documents supporting process flow. Partners with Internal Controls for the proper documentation of standard finance processes.

  • Responsible for process testing and documents findings to analyze effectiveness.

  • Provides administrative support of project communications by preparing presentations and leading process discussions.

  • Responsible for preparing reports and analysis and identifying process efficiency recommendations.

  • Partners with Process Engineering VP, Director, and Manager and Finance Excellence for review and signoff on new processes or process revisions.

  • Partners with Change Management to analyze impact of changes and create a change plan to assist insuccessful process implementation.

  • Creates, designs and implements leadership feedback to drive process and performance.

  • Responsible for supporting financial and non-financial controls to meet business requirements.

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited institution

  • Concentration in academic studies relevant to one of the career paths

  • Graduated between May 2017 and May 2018

  • Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; official college transcript required for confirmation

  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • Preference given to candidates with relevant internship experiences

  • Ability to begin the National Grid Graduate Program June 4, 2018

  • Valid driver’s license with safe driving history

  • Proven leadership experience in at least/one/of the following:

o College leadership position (e.g., student government, clubs, athletics).

o Leadership and/or volunteer experience, in and/or out of the college environment

o Experienced a full or part-time job while at college and acquired relevant work experience

  • Demonstrated ability to drive process enablement and/or planning.

  • Experience in process evaluation and Change Management.

  • Background in utility service business processes and projects.

  • Proven experience managing risks and issues.

  • Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent written / oral communication skills, follow-up, and negotiation skills.

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

Job: *Financial Services

Organization: *Financial Services

Title: Graduate Development Program - Associate Analyst, Finance Process Excellence

Location: MA-Waltham

Requisition ID: 20172559